Skills

I currently am in my sixth year as the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University. I primarily teach courses in the apparel design and product development. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and taught for 21 years at Colorado State University.

 

During my career I have:

  • 20 design awards regionally, nationally, and internationally

  • 68 designs in juried exhibitions

  • 13 publications (journal articles, chapters in books, and full papers from conference presentations)

  • 42 years of design experience

  • 15 invited exhibitions

  • 13 curated exhibitions

  • 26 years of teaching experience in apparel/merchandising

  • 18 graduate students advised to completion

  • 12 current graduate student advisees

  • 37 workshops/guest lectures/talks given

  • 57 juried exhibitions by students

  • 51 awards received by students for research and creative scholarship

  • 85 refereed research and teaching presentations

  • Was a Fulbright Scholar from participation in the Fulbright-Hayes funded project entitled Fabric of India

 

My specialties are: Apparel design (draping, 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.

 

I am also the owner of Yo-San Studio, LLC; a producer of artistry accessories and apparel

 

August 2012 - forward      Professor and Donna R.

Danielson Endowed Professorship in Textiles and Clothing

Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM), College of Human Sciences
Iowa State University

 

June 2016 - forward         Equity Advisor

                                                         College of Human Sciences
                                                         Iowa State University 

July 2012 – July 2014         Affiliate Faculty Member

Design and Merchandising
College of Applied Human Sciences
Colorado State University

 

May – June 2012                Professor
Design and Merchandising
College of Applied Human Sciences
Colorado State University
 
2010 – May 2012                 Director of the Center for
Women’s Studies and Gender Research

Ethnic Studies

College of Liberal Arts

Colorado State University

 
2006 – present                   Design Director

Yo-San Studio, LLC

Fort Collins, Colorado           

 
2003 – May 2012                Associate Professor

Design and Merchandising

College of Applied Human Sciences Colorado State University

 

2002 - 2010                         Apparel Design & Production
Portfolio Review Coordinator

Department of Design and Merchandising

Colorado State University

 

1999 – May 2012                 Honors Student Advisor for
Apparel & Merchandising

Department of Design and Merchandising

Colorado State University

 

1999 - 2004                         Apparel & Merchandising
Program Area Coordinator

Department of Design and Merchandising

Colorado State University

 

1997 – 2003                         Assistant Professor

Design and Merchandising

Colorado State University

 

1994 - 1997                          Instructor/Graduate
Teaching Assistant

Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

1990 - 1994                          Design Assistant, First
Patternmaker, and Production Patternmaker

Miller International Incorporated

Rocky Mountain Clothing Company

Denver, Colorado

 
1990 – 1994                         Instructor

Department of Design and Merchandising

Colorado State

 

1990                                    Intern

Union Bay Sportswear

Seattle, Washington

 

Apparel Design

Computer-Aided Design

Product Development

Textile Design

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1997                   Doctorate of Philosophy        

Human Resources and Family Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dissertation Title: African American Appearance: Cultural Analysis of Slave Women’s Narratives

 

1994                   Masters of Arts                     

Design, Merchandising and Consumer Sciences Colorado State University

Thesis Title: AutoCAD for Hand-Knitted Garment Production: Art Deco Design

 

1990                   Bachelor of Science               

Apparel and Merchandising

Colorado State University

                                               Honors: Cum Laude

 

1987                   Associate of Arts, Liberal Art

Lamar Community College

Honors: President’s List and Graduation Student Speaker

 

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