Lesley SagerTeaching Faculty Emerit

I took the long way to find my true passion. My journey from photography to social work to interior design has shaped who I am as a person and a teacher. I am passionate about design and how powerful the design process can be to help change how we live. I love watching and guiding the students on their path to becoming inspired, innovative designers with an eye toward making the world a better place to live. I am honored to be able to provide students with design opportunities large and small. They get to design everything from light fixtures to furniture to homes to offices to a women’s maker studio in Kenya! I believe that an education is a powerful toolbox that can open up many doors, but passion, motivation, and perseverance are the tools to get you to where you need to be. I am almost there.

Portrait of Lesley Sager in Nancy Nicholas Hall.


  • Design Studies


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