NESADSU’s Karen Clarke One of the 25 Most Admired Educators in Design

To add to the acclaim heaped upon NESADSU’s Interior Design program by Design Intelligence magazine, in their annual rankings of Interior Design programs nationwide, we’re very happy to announce that Interior Design Program Co-Director, Karen Clarke, has been named to DI’s list of the 25 Most Admired Educators of 2012. In the elite group of 25, Karen joins such luminaries as Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, as well as others from Cornell, Harvard, the Universities of Pennsylvania and Texas, Syracuse and other highly regarded institutions.

The recipients of this honor, both educators and administrators, were chosen from the disciplines of architecture, industrial design and landscape architecture, in addition to interior design, based on “extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads and students”.

Karen, who earned a BAA degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto (Canada) and an MFA at Boston University, taught at Mount Ida College, Newbury College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and at Vancouver (B.C.) Community College before coming to Suffolk in 1996. She is also the sole proprietor of an interior design firm in Lincoln, MA that specializes in residential and commercial interior design.

Karen has been at the helm of NESADSU’s Interior Design program, which attracts undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, as well as from numerous other countries, for 15 years. She was joined in 2007 by Nancy Hackett, who is now Program Co-Director, and together they have brought accolades of all sorts to NESADSU and to the University.

Our very enthusiastic congratulations to Karen on this remarkable achievement.