Interests in the historical development of the textile industrial complex, dynamics of fashion change, and realities of product creation and consumer reaction have driven my scholarly pursuits. Experiences in teaching varied apparel and textiles courses have expanded my research focus. Work in course assessment has contributed to regular involvement with curriculum development.

Design, Family and Consumer Sciences
PhD, University of Oregon, American History – Textile Industry, 1991
MS, Auburn University, Apparel and Textiles, 1980
BS, Oregon State University, Apparel and Textiles, 1971
consumer education or information