Former Graduate Students


Dave Loranger, Ph.D.

Scottish Kiltmaking: Knowledge, Practice, and Potential for Protected Geographic Indication

Assistant Professor

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Sara Jablon, Ph.D.

Historical Accuracy in Costume Design: A Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences of Broadway Costume Designers

Assistant Professor

Johnson and Wales University

Providence, Rhode Island

Whitney Rorah, M.S.

Laser Cutting and Etching Textiles and Apparel Design: An Experimental Study on the Implementation and Documentation of Laser Cutting and Etching in the Apparel Design Creative Process


Essence of Australia

Kansas City, Missouri

Katie Thompson, M.S.

Digital Textile Printing: Colorfastness of Reactive Inks Versus Pigment Inks

Product Developer


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ling Zhang, Ph.D.

From Chinese Painting to Wearable Art: The Development of Wearable Art Design Process Model and Evaluation Methods for Wearable Art Designers

Assistant Professor

Central Michigan University

Saginaw, Michigan

Chanmi Hwang, M.S.

Consumers’ Acceptance of Wearable Technology: Examining Solar-Powered Clothing

Assistant Professor

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington



Ja Young Hwang, Ph.D. (co-advised with Mary Lynn Damhorst)

Fashion Designers’ Decision- Making Process: The Influence of Cultural Values and Personal Experience in the Creative Design Process

Assistant Professor

Kent State University

Kent, Ohio




Paige Baker (Emerich), M.S.

Designing Women’s Snowboarding Clothing: Application and Expansion of The FEA Consumer Needs Model

Apparel Product Developer

Big Agnes, Inc.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Casey Stannard, M.S.

Motivations for Participation in Knitting among Young Women

Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Laura Hansen, M.S.

Drip Dye: Apparel Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Women’s Outerwear & Lifestyle Manager

Spyder Active Sports

Boulder, Colorado



Chad Sowers, M.S.       

Augmenting the Classroom: Podcasting for Applied Skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

Assistant Professor (deceased)

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Julia DiVerdi, M.S

American Tribal Style Belly Dance: Examining the Performer/Audience Interaction through Costume

Owner of both Sumatra Belly Dance and The Cupcake Cabaret

Fort Collins, Colorado



Carol Engel-Enright, M.S.

The Needs, Desires, Activities, and Skills of Independent Clothing Designers as Small Business Owners

Internship Coordinator

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado


Morena Save, M.S.

Documenting the Indigenous Knowledge of Lace-Making on the Island of Pag, Croatia


Karie Koplar, M.S.

The Potential to Create a Sustainable Market for Redesigned Apparel

Independent Fashion Designer

Boulder, Colorado


Kristine Johnson, M.S.

The Style of Marie Antoinette: A Content Analysis of Appearance


Bonita Hanni, M.S.       

Robes of Tradition Japanese Courtesans and Geisha


Illinois Institute of Art

Chicago, Illinois



Ruth Huff, M.S.

Creating a Selection of Wedding Dresses for Colorado Brides with Religious Guidelines

Independent Fashion Designer

Aurora, Colorado



Laura Papas, M.S.

The Impact of Students’ Clothing Styles, Appearance, and Popularity on Teachers’ Perceptions



Trisha Logan, M.A.

Beautiful Connections: Maridadi Fabrics (Kenyan), Jack Lenor Larsen, and the East African Kanga

Owner and Designer at Shindig Paperie

Fayetteville, Arkansas


Linda Moore, M.A.

Cataloging for Creative Browsers: A Classification of Historic Embroideries for Use by Designers and Artists

Curator of Collections

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins, Colorado



Jubal Douglass, M.A.

E-Portfolios for Apparel Designers


Rosemarie Collections

Columbus, Ohio



Jane Ruth, M.A.

Functional Women’s Climbing Apparel

Owner and Product Developer

ApparelTrek, LLC

Longmont, Colorado