Ellen Fisher, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the New York School of Interior Design, presents this special seminar for the 2020 virtual Nantucket by Design. Ellen explores the history of interior design on Nantucket, and the blending of local traditions with global influences. She describes how interior design has evolved throughout the years on Nantucket and engages in a live Q&A.
Ellen started at NYSID as faculty member in 1999, later becoming lower division area coordinator, associate vice president for academic affairs, and ultimately, VP for academic affairs and dean in 2012. Fisher is a NYS certified interior designer with graduate degrees in teaching with technology and architectural studies. She earned a PhD in Architectural Studies/Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri in 2011. For many years, she maintained an active design practice. Her areas of expertise include evidence-based design, design & literacy, and digital learning.
Nantucket by Design is the premier summer fundraiser of the Nantucket Historical Association. In order to keep public health a top priority, the 2020 event was presented virtually via Zoom.