Kristine Winner , IIDA, IDEC, NCIDQ
Associate Professor, Interior Design
Assistant Dean/Program Head
Kristine Winner teaches courses in AutoCAD, drafting, commercial design and materials in the Department of Art and Interior Design, where she has worked full-time since 2000. Prior to joining NOVA, she practiced interior design in the Washington, D.C. area for over 20 years. During that time, she accumulated a broad range of interior architectural experience including the design, planning and execution of large-scale assignments including government and corporate office, hospitality and historic preservation projects. Ms. Winner is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s interior design program and she passed the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications) exam in 1985. She has served on the board of the local chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) as Treasurer, Membership Chair, Educational Forum Director and co-Chair of Continuing Education. In addition, she has served on the board of the National Council for the Qualification of Lighting Professionals and on the board of the National Lighting Bureau. Ms. Winner’s wide-ranging interests led her to seek a master’s in the History of Decorative Arts from Parson’s School of Design in May 2003.
Ann Nichols, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Ann Nichols came to NOVA from California, where she started her design career. A graduate of San Jose State University, she worked primarily in the residential market for several years before joining Fleetwood Enterprises, where she had the unique experience of designing the interiors of recreational vehicles. She has taught as an adjunct at California State Polytechnic University, the University of California, Riverside, Golden West College, and Chaffey Community College in California, where her focus was residential interior design and furniture history. Ann recently received her Master of Arts from Marymount University where her thesis topic was 1950s Early American Furniture. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council).
Antonita "Toni" Woods
Instructor/Trainer 1, Interior Design
Ms. Woods has been with NOVA since 2010 serving as an Assistant to the Interior Design Department. She supports the interior design programs in many ways, not the least of which is her maintenance of the interior design resource library and assisting students with technical questions.