Asha Hegde, Ph.D., LC Asha Hegde, is an Associate Professor of Interior Design and Lighting Design at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Besides research and teaching she conducts continuing education seminars to architects and interior designers on the topic of light and color across the nation. She has a BS in Interior Design from Florida State University and a MS and Ph.D., in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in lighting from Oklahoma State University. She has over 25-refereed publications and invited presentations in the field of light and color. She is the incoming chair of the IES National Committee of ‘Lighting for Aging and Partially Sighted’.