Kerry Nelson's Profile

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Kerry Nelson

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Biographical Information

Kerry A. Nelson, ASID, is a Certified Interior Designer in California, with specialties in residential interiors and lighting design.  She has practiced interior design since 1982, and has won many awards for her projects, which have been published in local, national and international design journals.

She is a Past-president of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, and served on its Board of Directors for five years.  She continues to serve this professional community as a member of the Council of Presidents.

Since 1983 she has also been an educator, beginning at Drexel University in Philadelphia.    Currently she is a Professor and Head of the Interior Design Program at San Diego State University.  Her students have been involved and been recognized in the San Diego community throughout the years most recently with the University of California, San Diego in spring 2011, and they previously earned a Community Partnership Award from the Saint Madeline Sophie Center. Commencing fall 2011, Professor Nelson will serve as Interim Director of the School of Art, Design and Art History.


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