Okahoma State University Oklahoma State University

Paulette R. Hebert, Ph.D.

Paulette R. Hebert (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) holds the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Endowed Chair in the School of International Studies and is a Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising (Interior Design) in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2013-2018).

Dr. Hebert’s research interests include: lighting design, facility management and sustainability. Her research has been published in a variety of journals including: Journal of Facilities Management, Facilities, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Consumer Studies. Dr. Hebert’s research has been funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other entities.

While at OSU, she has served as a mentor to five exchange scholars from Thailand and has traveled to several universities in Ethiopia seeking linkages as part of an inter-institutional effort. Dr. Hebert also traveled with OSU students in Italy. She recently received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Japan Studies Institute Fellowship.

Dr. Hebert has lectured on lighting design and facility management topics for academic, practitioner or lay audiences in several countries including: Japan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, England, Greece, British Honduras, and Mexico. She has served as a juror for international design competitions. She has designed lighting systems for facilities built throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Aruba, and Saudi Arabia. She has presented her team’s research with global design and facilities issues in local, national, and international venues.

Dr. Hebert is the recipient of the American Public and Land-Grant Universities Board on Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, OSU College of Human Sciences Chris Salmon Professorship in Interior Design Medal, OSU College of Human Sciences Outstanding Community Engagement Award, and OSU College of Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.