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College of Environment and Design

CED Welcomes New Lecturer

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Dr. Jessica Fernandez has joined the CED faculty as Lecturer of Design Communication and Visual Literacy. Fernandez has a Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment from Clemson University where she taught courses on computer-aided design and sustainable construction, as well as community and fundamental design studios. Her MLA and BS in Environmental Design are from Auburn University. Fernandez’s research focuses on campus planning and community building, as well as the application of emerging technologies and contemporary design communications in landscape architecture. She is also a licensed landscape architect, campus planner, and LEED AP in Neighborhood Development and has practiced for over a decade on a variety of award-winning projects nationwide. Having grown up in the Atlanta, Georgia area, she is pleased to return to her home state. Fernandez will be teaching ecology, construction documentation, portfolio, and advanced graphics courses.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Jessica Fernandez to the CED team out of a very competitive and talented group of applicants. A favorite comment during the search came from our BLA students (of course) who described Jessica as a "swiss army knife" able to teach and do just about anything. We agree and we know that she has exciting plans for her classes this upcoming academic year!”

Brad Davis, search committee chair

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