I am currently the chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management at Iowa State University.

I also serve as the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in 

Apparel, Merchandising and Design.


I have taught fashion and textile design at the university level for 27 years specializing in:

flat-pattern, CAD pattern making, illustration, line development), textile design (repeat prints,

engineered prints, crocheting, knitting, felting, bead embroidery, quilting,

and various fiber art techniques),computer aided design,

product development (soft lines/soft goods), and website development.


            My scholarship program is focused on 4 areas:

         (a) Creative scholarship,

(b) Symbolic Meanings of Black Appearance, and

(c) Material Culture Products of Blacks.