Verification Peer Evaluators

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The following educators have volunteered to serve as NKBA Verification Peer Evaluators: 

Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID – Century College
Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID, is the Program Coordinator of the Kitchen and Bath Design program at Century College. She has a combined total of over 16 years of teaching in Interior Design and Kitchen and Bath Design and has worked in the commercial and residential design field. She also has her own design business. She is an NKBA member and has previously served as the VP of Communications for the MN Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Interior Design and Housing from Mankato State University and also earned her Architectural Drafting Technician Certification from the Minneapolis Drafting School. Margaret also teaches NKBA Professional CEU Online courses offered through Century College.

Kimberly Morrison, ASID, IIDA, CKD, CBD, IDEC -- The Art Institute of York - Pennsylvania
Kimberly Morrison, CKD, CBD, ASID, IIDA, IDEC is currently the Program Coordinator for the Interior Design Department at The Art Institute of York – Pennsylvania where she is responsible for developing and implementing the school's curriculum to follow NKBA standards for supported/accredited program status. She is the Faculty Advisor for the NKBA Student Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and received her Masters in Interior Architecture in May 2008. In November 2005, Ms. Morrison served as a member of DACUM where a new Kitchen & Bath Associates Program curriculum was written, which is now used in several schools (Art Institutes) in the country. Ms. Morrison has worked as kitchen and bath designer in Central Pennsylvania, been an NKBA member and received her AKBD certification in 2006, CKD certification in 2011, and CBD certification in 2012.

Kathleen Parrott, PhD, CKE -- Virginia Tech
Dr. Kathleen R. Parrott, CKE is a professor of Housing and Coordinator of the NKBA Accredited Program at Virginia Tech. She is a NKBA member, a Certified Educator and made the Keynote Address at the 2001 National Kitchen and Bath Association annual conference (co-presenter) “Someone’s in the Kitchen…”, highlighting research from the Virginia Tech Center for Real Life Kitchen Design. Dr. Parrott has written many articles for the kitchen and bath industry and for the housing and education profession and co-authored two of the NKBA Professional Library books, Kitchen Planning and Bath Planning. She received her PhD in Community and Human Resources with a Minor in Housing from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Dawn Viola, CKE, CBE -- Arapahoe Community College & Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online
Dawn Viola, CKE, CBE has been a faculty member and NKBA Coordinator for the accredited program at Arapahoe Community College since 2007 where she recently developed a certificate program in kitchen and bath design. Ms. Viola has been an online faculty member for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh since 2006 and is currently involved in their Kitchen and Bath Design program’s curriculum development. Her students continue to place in the annual NKBA student design competitions. Ms. Viola received a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado in 2001 and a Master of Science in Construction Management with an emphasis in Historic Preservation from Colorado State University in 2002. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Argosy University with research interests including “Designing Modern Kitchens in Historic Homes.”

Carol Nesler, AKBD, USGBC - Southeast Missouri State University
Carol Nesler is currently the NKBA Program Coordinator for the Interior Design Program at Southeast Missouri State University located in Cape Girardeau, MO where she has been an instructor since 2000.  Carol is a member of the NKBA and presented “Preparing for a Successful Accreditation Visit” at the NKBA Educators’ Forum at KBIS in Las Vegas in 2013. She is the Faculty Advisor to the NKBA Student Chapter and the Interior Design Student Association. She is also the International Travel Coordinator for the interior design program. Carol, along with her colleagues, is responsible for developing and implementing the program’s curriculum to meet NKBA and CIDA standards. Carol has her own design business and consults with only a few clients each year. She has a B.S. and M.A. from Southeast Missouri State University.

To serve as verification evaluators, educators must:

  • Be a member in good standing of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
  • Be a full-time educator at a college or university program accredited by the Department of Education
  • Hold an NKBA certification designation as AKBD, CKD, CKE, CBD, CBE, CMKBD, or CMKBE
  • Have developed curriculum
  • Have participated in other accreditation site visits as the interviewer or interviewee
  • Adhere to the guiding principles to:
    • provide competent evaluation to stakeholders
    • ensure the honesty and integrity of the entire evaluation process.
    • respect the security, dignity, and self-worth of the respondents, program participants, students, and other stakeholders with whom they interact.
    • exhibit objectivity and open-mindedness
    • work as part of team
  • Be committed to the accreditation process and willing to devote the time necessary to participate in training and activities to enhance the accreditation process.
  • Be willing to devote the time necessary to participate in at least two site visits annually
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