UCLA Extension

Katherine Fern

Fern, KatASID, IDEC, BA, UCLA; Interior Design Certificate, UCLA Extension; recipient of UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award 2012, and Department of the Arts Outstanding Instructor Award 2007. As Faculty Advisor for the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter for 6 years, Ms. Fern also was awarded the ASID National Faculty Advisor of the Year 2010 and served for 2 years on the ASID National Student Advisory Council.

Arc+ID 2007 and 2014 CIDA Accreditation review committee member; 2010-2011 Director of Professional Development, ASID Los Angeles Chapter; 2011-2012 ASID Los Angeles Chapter President-Elect.

Ms. Fern is a practicing interior designer for over 15 years with extensive experience in financial and business management; recipient, UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award, 2012.

Courses taught by Katherine Fern


What students are saying:

“I love that Mrs. Fern takes the time to thoroughly evaluate and critique our assignments. She really gives us a complete picture of how to run an interior business and how to handle any issues that will come up.”

“Most caring and passionate professor I’ve had in this whole program. She took the time to get to know her students and noticed if they were upset or excited about anything that mattered to them. She’s very knowledgeable of the subject!”

“She really emphasized industry events beyond the textbook lessons and provided many examples from her own personal experience, which I thought was very helpful. She encouraged class discussion and never made herself very available for questions or concerns.”