Alyssa Humphries


Assistant Professor of Architectural Lighting Design
Director of the Center for Lighting Education

M. F. A. in Lighting Design – Parsons the New School for Design
B. F. A. in Design – Baylor University

  • Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
  • LEED Building Design & Construction Certified by the U.S Green Building Council 
  • Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Member of the Illuminating Engineer Society

IDFM 114

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Lighting
Digital Media in Lighting
Lighting for Visual Presentation
Lighting and the Human Experience
Senior Thesis in Lighting

Alyssa Humphries began her education in the theatre, earning a B.F.A. in Design from Baylor University with an emphasis on Lighting Design and Scenic Painting. After working for Maine State Music Theater she went to graduate school for Architectural Lighting Design earning an M.F.A in Lighting Design from Parsons the New School for Design. Her master’s thesis on the integration of light therapy into the design of mental health care facilities won the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York Thesis Prize. Ms. Humphries has worked for ten years as a Lighting Designer in New York City, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth on a wide range of projects including retail, mixed use residential & retail, high rise residential, single family residential, restaurants, healthcare, urban planning, transportation, civic, and museum. Ms. Humphries has be awarded two international IES Illumination Awards of Merit and four Dallas Section IES Illumination Awards. She has served as the President and as a Board Member of the Dallas Section of the IES and the IALD Dallas Chapter Coordinator for five years. In the 2014-2015 academic year she was an adjunct at TCU teaching and developing senior-level courses including Lighting for Visual Presentation and Lighting Thesis. Beginning in the fall of 2015 she joined the IDFM department as a full time faculty member.