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"has a high level of commitment and will see the project to completion"


Academic Insight, 2023

“particularly effective advocate of undergraduate research”


Auburn University, 2022

“an intuitive leader . . . patient and focused”

Auburn author awards

Auburn University, 2022



McCann, A.-S., Tan, L., Thornton, K. (2023) How’s your CQ?: A quasi-experimental study of cultural intelligence levels in traditional students following study abroad and classroom-based cultural experiences. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (35)1.

Gatlin, A.R., Swearingen, S.A., Tan, L. (2022) COVID-19 study spaces: Supportive adaptation of home learning environments during the pandemic. Journal of Learning Spaces (11)1.

Albert, T.W., Tan, L. (2022, February 1-May 8) The Door of No Return (The Slave House series). Aaron, L. (Chair), Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art: Faculty Triennial, Auburn, AL, United States.

Tan, L. (2021) Neo-Pagan Religious Symbolism in the Home. Publisher: Auburn University.

Albert, T.W. & Tan, L. (2021) The slave house as symbolic artifact. Journal of Interior Design, 46(2), 55-72.

Terry, H. & Tan, L. (2021) Optimizing the Restorative Potential of the Italian Renaissance Garden: A Pattern Library. Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship.

Tan, L. (2021, August 31) An Ideogrammatic Expedition. Exhibited and archived in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. Call Number 437.12-02.

Albert, T.W., Tan, L. (2021) Through the House of Slaves: A memorial to the origins of the Black diaspora. Art & the Public Sphere Journal, 10(1).

Tan, L., & Gatlin, A. R. (2020). The Working Labs model in action. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 11(2), 108-117.

Barber, P.H., Hayes, T.B., Johnson, T.L., Márquez-Magaña, L., 10,234 signatories (2020) Systemic racism in higher education. [Letter, L. Tan, signatory]. Science, 369 (6510), p. 1440-1441. DOI: 10.1126/science.abd7140

Gatlin, A.R., Doukopoulos, L.M., Tan, L.A.C., Kuhn, W. (2019) Unpacking Systems: the Boardgame. Licensing: Auburn University. AU IP Invention No.: 2020-028

Sokienah, Y. & Tan, L. (2019) Using global design elements over traditional elements: Measuring acculturation of global consumer culture influence on Jordanian design students. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(3).

Tan, L., Hong, M., & Albert, T.W. (2017) Improving student commitment to healthcare-related design practice by improving the studio learning experience. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 10(5).

Chattaraman, V., Tan, L., & Peek, P. (2016) Digital drawing tablets for design communication. The International Journal of Design Education.

Tan, L., Peek, P., Gatlin, A.R., & Warfield, C. (2016, January 18) Working Labs: Navigating territory, property, and rights in a new office model. National Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium.

Tan, L., Peek, P. & Chattaraman, V. (2015) HEI-LO model: A grounded theory approach to assess digital drawing tools. Journal of Interior Design, 40(1).

Tan, L. (2014) Emerging designers in the studio cave: A story of becoming. Fusion Journal. 003.

Tan, L. & Waxman, L. (2013) Designing for virtual learning spaces: A Second Life example. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 4(2), 72-79.

Tan, L. (2011) A review of environmental symbology: Origins and contributions toward a theoretical framework. Journal of Interior Design, 36(2), 39-49.

Elsasser, J. Clark, L., Herndon, N. (2010) Powercat Enhanced. Licensing: Kansas State University

Clark, L. (2007) GlowBug: Disaster relief and recovery home. National Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium.