DesignIntelligence magazine has named Karen Clarke one of the 25 most-admired educators of 2012.

Clarke, who has taught for 15 years at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, is co-director of the school's Interior Design program.

She also is the sole proprietor of an award-winning interior design firm that specializes in residential and commercial interiors.

"I am very honored to be recognized among these educators," said Clarke. "This could not have happened without the dedication of our faculty & administration, the support of the University and our very talented interior design students."

DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly report from the Design Futures Council, honors excellence in education and education administration annually by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields.

Thousands of design professionals, academic department heads and students advised the DesignIntelligence staff as it selected the 2012 class of role models from from the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture.