Faculty Advisor of the Year


The ASID Faculty Advisor of the Year award acknowledges an exceptional and innovative educator that has provided their ASID student chapter with inspiration and guidance. The ASID Faculty Advisor of the Year will be recognized nationally through ASID publications and at an awards event/luncheon held at an upcoming industry event.



Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC 
Colorado State University

A nationally recognized scholar, Stephanie Clemons has dedicated her career to furthering the next generation of interior design professionals through education and research. She is a full professor at Colorado State University where she recently served as the acting associate dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences. In addition to her tenure on the ASID Board of Directors, she has served as chair of the ASID Education Training Advisory Council (ETAC), president of the Interior Design Educators Council, chair of the Journal of Interior Design, and site visitor for the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Clemons is also a Fulbright senior specialist for the United States.

“Stephanie Clemon's dedication to the profession and commitment to mentoring future leaders has not gone unnoticed. Her involvement within the industry and ability to share knowledge with her students has provided them with an excellent advantage at graduation.” – Melanie Murata, Allied ASID

“Stephanie Clemons serves as a link between ASID national and the student chapter by encouraging active participation. As an accomplished educator and leader, she connects students to ASID and the practice of interior design in a meaningful way.” – Tamie Glass, ASID



Devorie Brown, ASID
Southwest University of Visual Arts

Devorie received her BID (Bachelor of Interior Design) from Louisiana State University.  Beginning her career in Atlanta, she moved to Tucson, where she found a passion for teaching.  She currently has her own studio, Commercial Studio Interior Design, where she takes on projects in the healthcare field and teaches at the Southwest University of Visual Arts in a CIDA accredited interior design program.  As a member of ASID, she has held positions on several committees and a position on the board.  This upcoming year she will hold the position of President-Elect for 2015-16.  Devorie NCIDQ certified, is a LEED-AP ID+C.  

“Devorie Brown's willingness to create professional growth opportunities makes her an extremely valuable faculty advisor.” – Melanie Murata, Allied ASID

“Devorie Brown leads by example as an active ASID member, educator, and design professional. She promotes lifelong skills and stresses the importance of professionalism and volunteerism to student members. ” – Tamie Glass, ASID


2014: Shepard Vineburg, ASID
2013: Anne Martin, Anderson University
2012: Denny Holland, Allied ASID, Canada College