Ring & Du Lighting Designer Teresa Haas is also a lighting design instructor, serving as an adjunct faculty member at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She’s held the position in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design since 2018. The course is offered to juniors and seniors to give them an idea what light can do to enhance (or detract from) design in a space.
Although the position was initially a bit out of her comfort zone, Haas now feels gratified working with her students.
“It’s really fun to show students another side of design,” she said. “Some of them have even expressed interest in becoming lighting designers.”