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Current Professional Activities
Co-Advisor to the Cornell Design League (CDL) (with Van Dyk Lewis)
Co-Advisor to the Undergraduate Feedbak Fashion Design & Business Group (with Van Dyk Lewis)
Co-Director of the Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation, Inc. Student Scholarship Applicants & Recipients (with Van Dyk Lewis).
Co-Director of the YMA- Fashion Scholarship Fund and Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Applicants (with Van Dyk Lewis).
Computer-Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA)-Mentoring 4 Undergraduate Student Entries
FSAD High School Fashion Design Competition- Judging Team with Industry Alumni, and Assisting Students with Design Development and Garment Construction for the 26th CDL Runway Presentation( with Susan Ashdown & Van Dyk Lewis).
Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA)
The Fashion Group International, Inc. (FGI)
International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)
Surface Design Association (SDA)
Gamma Sigma Delta
Current Research Activities
- "Creativity Beyond the Classroom: Interactions With A Fiber Arts Foundation",Van Dyk Lewis & Anita Racine for the Design Innovative Teaching Section of the International Textiles & Apparel Association Conference, Shaumberg, IL, November 2008.
- "The Fashion Edge: Ultrasonic Fusing Technology for Fashion Design," for the Design Innovative Teaching Section of the International Textiles & Apparel Association (ITAA) Conference, Los Angeles, November 2007.
- "Digital Textile Printing: Engineered Surface Pattern Designs," for the Design Innovative Teaching Section of the International Textiles & Apparel Association, Washington, D.C., November 2005.
- "Silk Scarf Sample Development with Expanded Technologies in the Classroom," Designer Meets Technology International Conference, Philadelphia, May 2004.
Curriculum interests include fashion design, digital textile design and printing, Sonobond technology for fashion design, collaborative processes in computer-aided design (CAD)
Ph.D. 1996 - Cornell University, Education, Industrial & Labor Relations, & Communication
M.A. 1970 - University of Connecticut, Apparel Design
B.S. 1969 - University of Connecticut, Clothing, Textiles & Related Arts
Awarded the Lectra Technology Innovation in Teaching Citation-Using Sonobond Fusing Technology for Fashion Design-The International Textiles & Apparel Association-Fall 2007
Awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Teaching, Spring 2007
Award- Faculty Appreciation Award Recipient-The Interfraternity Council, the Multicultural Greek Letter Council, and the Panhellenic Association, Nov. 2004
Award- College of Human Ecology Faculty Advising Award Recipient, Spring 2003
Faculty Fellow, 1993. The Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation [TC]2, Raleigh, NC.
Selected as a Vanderbilt University, Joe Wyatt Challenge-Success Story in Educational Computing, 1991.
Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit for Distinguished Teaching, Cornell, 1991.
fashion design, digital fashion design, computer-aided fashion design, digital textile design and printing, Sonobond ultrasonic fusing technology for fashion design and curriculum development in computer-aided design
Courses, Websites, Pubs
FSAD 1140 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
FSAD 1450 - Introduction to Apparel Design
FSAD 2650 - Patternmaking for Fashion Design
FSAD 3690 - Style, Fashion, and the Apparel Industry
Cornell Design League (CDL)
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