Former Graduate Students

2016

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

Designer

Essence of Australia

Kansas City, Missouri

Katie Thompson, M.S.

Digital Textile Printing: Colorfastness of Reactive Inks Versus Pigment Inks

Product Developer

Hammermade

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

 

2013

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

 

 

2011

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

 

2010

Laura Hansen, M.S.

Drip Dye: Apparel Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Women’s Outerwear & Lifestyle Manager

Spyder Active Sports

Boulder, Colorado

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

2007

Morena Save, M.S.

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

2006

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

Instructor

Illinois Institute of Art

Chicago, Illinois

 

2005

Ruth Huff, M.S.

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

Independent Fashion Designer

Aurora, Colorado

 

2004

Laura Papas, M.S.

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

 

2003

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

2003

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

 

2003

Jubal Douglass, M.A.

E-Portfolios for Apparel Designers

Entrepreneur

Rosemarie Collections

Columbus, Ohio

 

1999

Jane Ruth, M.A.

Functional Women’s Climbing Apparel

Owner and Product Developer

ApparelTrek, LLC

Longmont, Colorado