Two longtime interior design professors have been promoted within Seminole State College of Florida's School of Engineering, Design and Construction.
Cheryl Knodel has been named associate dean for the Wharton Smith Center for Construction and the Center for Architecture and Interior Design.
Knodel, a Florida Registered Interior Designer, previously served as program manager and professor in the College’s interior design program, and has been a lead faculty member in the department for the past 10 years. She was instrumental in developing the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Interior Design, the first bachelor’s degree offered at Seminole State, and worked to ensure that the program’s curriculum reflects current industry standards.
With more than 25 years of professional practice, Knodel is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and is a LEED Green Associate, which signifies her expertise in and commitment to sustainable design. She also is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Interior Design Educators Council and the Interior Design Associations Foundation.
Knodel holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Florida State University and a master’s in architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Interior design Professor Holly Rodwick, also a Florida Registered Interior Designer, will succeed Knodel as program manager. Rodwick is NCIDQ and LEED AP ID+C (interior design and construction) certified. This LEED specialty recognizes advanced knowledge in green building. She is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the IIDA.
Rodwick earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in interior design from the University of Florida and was recently accepted into the doctoral program in philosophy with an emphasis in architectural studies at the University of Missouri’s Mizzou Online.
Seminole State College of Florida's School of Engineering, Design and Construction offers 26 degrees and certificates, including bachelor's degrees in architectural engineering technology, construction and interior design. Courses are taught by Florida-licensed professionals who are involved in the industry.