New York School of Interior Design Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean to be inducted into ASID College of Fellows

New York, New York – May 14, 2018 – The New York School of Interior Design is thrilled to announce that Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Dr. Ellen Fisher will be inducted into the American Society of Interior Designer’s College of Fellows – the society’s highest level of professional recognition – on July 21, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) bestows the title of Fellow and Honorary Fellow to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession, and the interior design industry. Fellowship is the highest distinction a member can receive from ASID. Honorary Fellowship recognizes those who are not interior designers but have made outstanding contributions to the profession through their careers and their commitment to ASID and to the interior design industry.

In 2017, Ellen was recognized by DesignIntelligence as one of the “25 Most Admired Design Educators.” She has been a member of ASID since her student days at Fashion Institute of Technology, has been a member of the ASID NY Metro Chapter Board of Directors, the ASID Student Advisory Council, the board of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and is active in legislation and licensure advocacy in New York State. In 2016, as part of NYSID’s centennial celebrations, Ellen organized a national symposium, “Interior Design: The Essential Profession,” examining the present and looking toward the future of the interior design profession.

Ellen Fisher is vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). She is the author of the recently published, HOME: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces, a lushly- illustrated reference and resource for professionals and aspiring designers alike. A member of the NYSID faculty since 1999 and a Certified Interior Designer, Ellen maintains a New York-area design practice with both commercial and residential clients. Her scholarly pursuits explore how elementary school teachers and students use their classrooms as tools for teaching and learning literacy. 

About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit

About American Society of Interior Designers
ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at 

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