I am currently the chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management at Iowa State University. I also serve as the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in Apparel, Merchandising and Design. I have taught fashion and textile design at the university level for 27 years specializing in:
- 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.
My scholarship program is focused on 4 areas:
(a) Creative scholarship,
(b) Symbolic Meanings of Black Appearance, and
(c) Material Culture Products of Blacks.