Ann Roccon, Ed.D, ASID, IIDA, CKD, NCIDQ, Florida License FLID4649, and Professor Indian River State College received her Bachelor of Design in Interior Design from the College of Architecture at University of Florida, her Master Degree in Science from the College of Visual Arts at Florida State University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership/Curriculum & Instruction from the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix. As the 59th designer licensed by Florida, she has worked in the state over 25 years. Her primary work has been in commercial design. She has designed a plethora of design projects including offices, banks, churches, fast food chain, hotel, hospitals, municipal buildings, Naval training facilities, retail, and resort. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designer Association (IIDA), and a certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She has established and developed college interior design programs. She believes learning is a hands-on lived experience and incorporates her beliefs in the classroom and design lab.
Dr. Roccon has had an extensive background working and volunteering within the community. Habitat for Humanity in Brevard and Indian River Counties have had Ann Roccon as a volunteer. She has helped build their client's houses and served on fundraising ventures. Her involvement extends to incorporating the students of the residential classes at BCC and IRSC as part of their design curriculum.
As a Rotary President, she became a Paul Harris Fellow. As a sustaining member of the Junior League of South Brevard, she involved her students in Festival of Trees, and they took first place.
Dr. Roccon civically engages herself and students with community projects; local projects include First Methodist Church, Fort Pierce, Temple Beth el Israel, Port St. Lucie, and Children's House in Port St. Lucie. Dr. Roccon was inducted into the ASID SFC Educators Hall of Fame in 2016. She is the President-Elect for ASID SFC 2019-2020.