A collage of a dancer, window, pieces of fabric, and three dimensional objects.
With an Master of Science from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University, Helen Turner is also NCIDQ certified and a LEED accredited professional with over four years of professional design experience. As a faculty member in the School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky since 2011, she has taught all levels of studio and a variety of support courses. Her interest in history, sustainability, materials, and home have awarded her unique opportunities, including work on an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Pompeii as well as revitalizing a community garden on the University of Kentucky campus. Utilizing these interests and experiences as a unique framework for conducting research, pedagogy, and service, Helen’s main focus is on “materials” and various interpretations of the term as a means of expressing the ways in which design adds value to environmental experiences.