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Norah Hunter

Adjunct Faculty Ben - Tea
Plant & Wildlife Sciences

2126 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

801-422-2437

Biography


MS and BS degrees in Horticulture from Brigham Young University. Involved in national floral and interior plant organizations. Have served on several national education boards within both the floral and interior plant industries. Taught floral design and interior plants classes for 37 years at BYU. Authored several floral books including a new 3rd edition of The Art of Floral Design which is published and used throughout the US and also in the global market.

Teaching Interests


Floral Design and Interior Plants and Landscapes

Research Interests


Postharvest vase life of cut flowers; environmental conditions on interior plants

Education


  • MS, Horticulture; Landscape Design, Brigham Young University, 1992
  • BS, Horticulture; Landscape Design, Brigham Young University, 1983
  • AA, General Education, Ricks College (Brigham Young University Idaho), 1981

Experience


Professional

  • National Education Board Member, Interiorscape Industry Coalition IIC, 2008-Present
  • Owner and Freelance Designer, Norah's Wildflowers, 1992-Present
  • Author, Researcher, Editor, Delmar Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, New Yourk, 2008-2012
  • Author, Researcher, Editor, Delmar Thomson Learning Inc,, Albany New York, 1997-2000
  • Author and Floral Designer, Florist Review Enterprises, Tokeka, Kansas, 1992-1995
  • Author, Researcher, Editor, Delmar Publishers, Inc. Albany, New York, 1991-1994
  • National Education Board Memeber, Redbook National Floral Association, 1991-1994
  • Floral Designer, Reams Floral Shop American Fork, Utah, 1985-1988
  • Floral Designer, San Ramon Valley Florist, San Ramon, California, 1980-1982
  • Floral Designer, Morris Floral and Fabrics Rexburg, Idaho, 1979-1981

Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Professor/Adjunct Faculty/Teaching Faculty, Brigham Young University, 1983-Present

Memberships


PIA Plantscape Industry Alliance, 2003-Present
American Academy of Florists, 1997-Present
Society of American Florists, 1997-Present

Honors & Awards


  • College of Life Sciences-Brigham Young University : Part-Time Faculty Award
  • BYU 2005 Annual University Conference : Part-Time Faculty Excellence Award

Courses Taught


Winter 2019

  • PWS 112: Floral Design Section 001, 002, 004, 005, 006
  • PWS 213: Interior Plants & Landscapes Section 001

Fall 2018

  • PWS 112: Floral Design Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005
  • PWS 213: Interior Plants & Landscapes Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 030

Summer 2018

  • PWS 112: Floral Design Section 001, 002
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 023

Publications

Presentations

Hunter NT. History of the American Florist (History of Funeral flowers). SAF (Society of American Florists) & AAF (Academy of American Florists). Phoenix, AZ. 1997.