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Educator of the Year


The IIDA Educator of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time design educator for outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education.


The IIDA Educator of the Year receives:

  • $10,000 cash award and a complimentary IIDA membership.
  • Airfare and one night's hotel stay in Chicago to attend the award presentation during the IIDA Annual Meeting.
  • A feature on the IIDA website and DesignMatters, the flagship e-newsletter of IIDA.


The candidate must be a current full-time instructor with a minimum five years of experience in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or recognized school of interior design.


For more information, contact Karen Kiell, senior director of member services, at or 312.379.5171.


2018 Educator of the Year

Pamela Evans

Pamela Evans, Ph.D, IIDA, FIDEC, LEED AP 

The 2018 Educator of the Year Award recipient is Pamela Evans, director of interior design and associate professor at Kent State University.  

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