TAM Faculty A-Z

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Elva Bourgeois

Name: Elva Bourgeois
Title: Undergraduate Coordinator and Senior Instructor
Address: 133 Human Ecology
Phone: 225-578-1728
Email: ebourgeois@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Teaching, Advising, Curriculum
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinator of curriculum and advising for TAM department
  • Faculty Advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society

Courses Taught:

  • Huec 1000 Human Ecology as a Profession
  • Huec 1030 Clothing and Human Behavior
  • Huec 1032 Design for Living
  • Huec 2037 Apparel Structure and Fit
  • Huec 2038 Apparel Structure and Fit
  • Huec 2041 Textile Science Laboratory
  • Huec 3045 Fashion Promotion

Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff

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Name: Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff
Title: Professor and Department Head
Beverly Griffin Shea Alumni Association Professor
Address: 129 Human Ecology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2282
Email: jkutt1@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Historical and socio-cultural significance of textiles and apparel
  • Analysis, interpretation, and conservation of archaeological textile remains
  • Museum studies (textiles and costume)

Research Interests:

  • Study of historic and prehistoric archaeological textile remains
  • Study of nineteenth and twentieth century dress

Select Publications:

  • 2015 J. Banning and J.T. Kuttruff. Fashion from Commodity Bags – Case Study of a Rural Seamstress in the Mid-Twentieth Century. Dress 41(1):21-35.
  • 2014 M. Santaella, T.A. Summers and J.T. Kuttruff. Involvement in Fashion Advertising: Image Versus Text. Academy of Business Research Journal 2014(1):8-23.
  • 2012 J.T. Kuttruff. Dressing the Deceased in Nineteenth-Century America. In The Meanings of Dress (3rd Edition), edited by Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Andrew Reilly and Patricia Hunt-Hurst, pp. 335-340. Fairchild Books, New York.
  • 2012 M.H. Manhein, G.A. Listi, and J.T. Kuttruff. Analysis of a Historic Child’s Burial from St. Joseph Cemetery (16LF46). Louisiana Archaeology 33:20-48.
  • 2010 J.L. Banning and J.T. Kuttruff. One Woman’s Commodity Bag Garments Compared to Period Fashions. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 28(2): 112-125.
  • 2009 M.S. Standifer, J.T. Kuttruff and S.C. Tucker. The Uses of Eryngium yuccifolium by Native American People. In A.S. Fairbairn and E. Weiss, From Foragers to Farmers: Papers in Honour of Gordon C. Hillman, pp. 179-189. Oxbow Books, Oxford, England.
  • 2000 J.T. Kuttruff and M. Strickland-Olsen. Handling Archaeological Textile Remains in the Field and Laboratory. In Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Current Approaches to Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas, edited by Penelope Drooker and Laurie Webster, pp. 25-50. University of Utah Press.
  • 1999 J.T. Kuttruff. Three Louisiana Acadian Cotonnade Quilts. Uncoverings 20:63-86.
  • 1998 J.T. Kuttruff, S.G. DeHart, M.J. O'Brien. 7500 Years of Prehistoric Footwear from Arnold Research Cave, Missouri. Science 281(5373):72-75.
  • 1993 J.T. Kuttruff. Mississippian Status Differentiation Through Textile Analysis: A Caddoan Example. American Antiquity 58(1):125-145.

Courses Taught:

  • Comparative studies in world dress
  • Introduction to research in textiles, apparel and fashion merchandising
  • History of dress and adornment
  • History of textiles
  • Textile conservation

Current Research:

  • Prehistoric textiles of Eastern North America
  • Hand woven Louisiana Acadian textiles
  • Native American dress, American slave dress, Nineteenth century mourning dress and burial dress

Chunmin Lang

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Name: Chunmin Lang
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Sustainability, Consumer behavior
Address: 143 Human Ecology
Phone: 225-578-7757
Email: cmlang@lsu.edu

Research Interests:

● Sustainability, Product-service retailing models
● Consumer behavior
● Entrepreneurship

Select Publications:

Armstrong, C.M., Hiller Connell, K., Lang, C., Ruppert-Stroescu, M., & LeHew, M.L.A. (2016 accepted). Educating for sustainable fashion: Using clothing acquisition abstinence to explore sustainable consumption and life beyond growth. Journal of Consumer Policy.

Lang, C., Armstrong, C.M. (2016 accepted). Fashion and Price: Influences on the Reasons and Frequency of Clothing Disposal. Journal of Family and Consumer Science.

Armstrong, C.M., Niinimaki, K., & Lang, C. (2015 in press). Towards Design Recipes to Curb the Clothing Carbohydrate Binge. The Design Journal.

Armstrong, C.M., Niinimaki, K., Lang, C., Kujala, S. (2015). A use-oriented clothing economy? Preliminary affirmation for sustainable clothing consumption alternatives. Sustainable Development. doi: I0.I002/sd.I602

Armstrong, C.M., Niinimaki, K., Kujala, S., Karell, E. & Lang, C. (2015). Sustainable product-service systems for clothing: Exploring consumer perceptions of consumption alternatives in Finland. Journal of Cleaner Production, 97 (15), 30-39.

Lang, C., Armstrong, C.M., & Laura, A.B. (2013). Drivers of clothing disposal in the United States: An exploration of the role of personal attributes and behaviors in frequent disposal. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37 (6), 706-714.

Armstrong, C.M. & Lang, C. (2013). Sustainable product service systems: The new frontier in apparel retailing? Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 17(1), 1-12.

Swinney, J., Lang C. & Runyan, R. (2012). An exploration of rural community branding efforts from the perspective of community residents. International Journal of Rural Management, 8(1&2), 35-47.

Courses Taught:

●Entrepreneurship
● Global Textile and Apparel Economics
● Apparel Merchandise Buying and Management
● Consumer behavior
● Visual Merchandising

Current Research:

●Accessing uniform satisfaction and working enthusiasm of employees in hospitality industry
● Assessing attitudes towards sustainable repurposing of national traditional dress.
●Style confidence in sustainable consumption behavior Sustainable apparel product-service retailing models (design-oriented)

Websites:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chunminlang

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chunmin_Lang

Chuanlan Liu

Name: Chuanlan Liu
Title: Associate Professor
Address: 145 Human Ecology Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2400
Email: clliu@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Retailing and Consumer Behavior

Research Interests:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Online shopping
  • Retail market research
  • Branding and brand extension
  • Social media marketing
  • Franchising
  • Entrepreneurship

Select Publications:

  • Liu, C., & Chen, Y.-S. (Forthcoming), A Soft-landing E-business Framework in International Franchising, Research Journal of Central University of Finance and Economics Chen, Y.-S., Liu, C., Zeng, Q., & Azevedo, R. F. L. (Forthcoming). A “Flying High, Landing Soft” E-Business Strategy in International Franchising, Managing Strategic Information Systems in Modern Organizations, in press Kang, J., Liu, C., & Kim, S.-H.
  • (2013). Environmentally sustainable textile and apparel consumption: The role of consumer knowledge, perceived consumer effectiveness, and perceived personal relevance. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(4), 442-452 Chen, Y.-S., Liu, C., Zeng, Q., & Azevedo, R. F. L.
  • (2012). E-Business Strategy in Franchise Relationship Management. International Journal of Strategic Information Technologies and Applications, 3 (4), 54-65. Liu, C., Black, W. C., Lawrence, F. C., & Garrison, M. E. B.
  • (2012). Post-disaster coping and recovery: The role of perceived changes in the retail facilities. Journal of Business Research, 65 641-647. Liu, C., & Black, W.
  • (2011). Post-disaster Consumer Coping: Consumption Adjustment. Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research, 9, 214-221. Liu, C., Forsythe, S., & Black, W.
  • (2011). Beyond adoption: Sustaining online shopping. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 21(1), 71-93. Liu, C., & Forsythe, S.
  • (2010). Sustaining online shopping: Moderating role of online shopping motives. Journal of Internet Commerce 9(2), 67-82. Liu, C., & Forsythe, S.
  • (2010). Online shopping continuance: A focus on post-adoption purchase behaviors. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 38(2), 97-114.

Courses Taught:

  • Consumer Behavior in the Apparel Merchandising Environment
  • Apparel Merchandising and Global Expansion
  • Social-Psychological Theories of Dress, Appearance, and Fashion
  • Independent Reading and Research
  • Advanced Topics in Apparel Merchandising
  • Apparel Merchandising Strategies and Assortment Planning
  • Textile and Apparel Economics
  • Entrepreneurship in Human Ecology
  • Apparel Merchandise Buying and Management
  • Field Study in Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising

Current Research:

  • McRoberts, L., & Liu, C. (2015-2016). Promoting Global Adoption of grade 3 Alligator Skins: From Marsh to Market (Vol.). Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Alligator Advisory Council, $60,983 funded
  • McRoberts, L., & Liu, C. (2012-2014). Promoting Global Adoption of grade 3 Alligator Skins: From Marsh to Market (Vol.). Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Alligator Advisory Council, $124,889 funded
  • McRoberts, L., Liu, C. & Welker, D. (2013). Creative Cotton Consciousness & Applied Learning Design and Merchandising Students, Cotton, Inc. $35,350.
  • Wang, L., & Liu, C. (2011-2015). Flood hazard resiliency and accessibility of retail infrastructure in New Orleans, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Board of Regents, $76,000 funded
  • Liu, C. & Langchao Zhang (2013- present). Extending a US Auto Brand into Apparel Categories in Emerging Market, sponsored by Bizhisheng, International Trade LLC.
  • Kobia, C. & Liu (2013-present). Why Pass on Fashion Viral Message?
  • Liu, C. & Yuli Liang (2013-present) Young Consumers’ Acceptance of Online Mass Customization for Apparel, Sports Shoes Shopping.

Lisa Barona McRoberts

Name: Lisa Barona McRoberts
Title: Assistant Professor
Address: 147 Human Ecology Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225- 578-3957
Email: lmcrob1@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Aesthetic Apparel Design and Functional Design

Research Interests:

  • Aesthetic and functional design
  • Posture, fit, body shape analysis
  • Body scanning
  • Product development
  • Creativity
  • Hispanic studies
  • Sustainability
  • Creativity and couture techniques
  • Grade 3 Louisiana alligator hide and Louisiana agricultural products.

Select Publications:
JURIED PUBLICATIONS:

  • McRoberts, L., Cloud, R. & Black, C. (2013). Evaluation of the New York Posture Rating Chart for Assessing Changes in Postural Alignment in a Garment Study. Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, 31(2) April 2013, 80 - 95.
  • McRoberts, L. & Liu, C. (2012). From Marsh to Market: A Case Study of Creative Strategy for Streamlining Funding, Research, and Teaching: Promoting grade 3 Alligator Skins In Y, Liu & M. Littrell (Ed.), Fashion Dialogue 2012: BIFT-ITAA Joint Symposium, China Textile and Apparel Press.
  • Liu, C., Chen, Y. & McRoberts, L. (2012). Cultivating Global Entrepreneurs: An Evolving International Education Program in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising In Y, Liu & M. Littrell (Ed.), Fashion Dialogue 2012: BIFT-ITAA Joint Symposium, China Textile and Apparel Press.

CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP:

  • McRoberts, L. (2014). Louisiana Lagniappe: Rendering a Little Something Extra. Juried Design Exhibition Participant. Me, Myself & I Juried - Some Things Looming. Reading, PA.
  • McRoberts, L. (2014). Tropical Serenade. Juried Design Exhibition Participant. Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition, North Charleston, SC.
  • McRoberts, L. (2012). Invited Presenter of Alligator Research Exhibition, LSU Alumni Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McRoberts, L. (2012). Sustainable Reincarnation. Too much Pink? Venus Envy 2012, National Juried Exhibition Participant, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McRoberts, L. (2009). Female Imperialism. The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture Peacock Standard of Thai Silk Design Competition, Thailand; Accepted into Exhibition of 10 garments.

Courses Taught:

  • HUEC 7044 Special Topics: Creativity in Product Development
  • HUEC 7030 Creativity in Product Development (Developed)
  • HUEC 4232 Computer-aided Design for Textiles and Apparel Design (Modified)
  • HUEC 4070 Entrepreneurship in Human Ecology
  • HUEC 4045 Synthesis: Textile & Apparel Production
  • HUEC 4037 Advanced Apparel Production
  • HUEC 3232 Apparel Design Studio
  • HUEC 3230 Pattern Making with Computer Application
  • HUEC 3030 European Fashion Field Study

Current Research

  • Traditional research focused on product development for improved posture and medical prototypes.
  • Creative scholarship inspired by the culture and flora of Louisiana.

Ioan I. Negulescu

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Name: Ioan I. Negulescu

Title: Professor
Specialization: Textiles, Chemical Engineering
Address: 232 Human Ecology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1684
Email: inegule@lsu.edu

Research Interests:

  • Chemistry and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Polymers and Textile Materials
  • Rheology of Polymeric Systems
  • Medical Polymers
  • Polymer Reinforced Asphalts
  • Nonwoven Textile Composite Materials

Select Publications:

  • Ioan I. Negulescu (with C.V. Uglea), Synthesis and Characterization of Oligomers, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 1991, 385 pages, ISBN 0-8493-4954-0.
  • Ioan I. Negulescu (with C.I. Simionescu), Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds. Vol. IV, Polyaddition, Romanian Academy Press, Bucharest, 1993, 482 pages, ISBN 973-27-0359-8.
  • John R. Collier, Ioan I. Negulescu and Billie J. Collier, US Patent 6,511,746 "Cellulosic Microfibers" issued to LSU on January 28 2003.
  • Negulescu, Ioan I. and Uglea, Constantin V. (2006). Biological Activity of Oxidized Polysaccharides. In: Modified Fibres for Medical and Specialty Applications. Ed. Edwards, Goheen, Buschle-Diller. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chapter 8, 125-143.
  • Cristina Stefanescu, William H. Daly, Ioan I. Negulescu. Biocomposite Films Prepared from Ionic Liquid Solutions of Chitosan and Cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers 387:435–443 (2012)
  • Negulescu, I. and Uglea, C.V. (2013). Polymeric Micelles, Chapter 7 in M. Popa and C.V. Uglea (eds), Polymeric Nanomedicines. Bentham Science Publishers, Sharjah, UAE, p. 251-292.
  • Rosu, Cornelia; Negulescu, Ioan I.; Cueto, Rafael; Laine, Roger; Daly, William H. Synthesis and Characterization of Complex Mixtures Consisting of Cyclic and Linear Polyamides from Ethyl Bis-Ketal Galactarates. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry. 50(9), 940-952 (2013).
  • Silaban, A., Bai, R., Gutierrez-Wing, M. T., Negulescu, I. I. and Rusch, K. A. Effect of Organic Carbon, C:N Ratio and Light on the Growth and Lipid Productivity of Microalgae/Cyanobacteria Coculture. Engineering in Life Sciences, Vol. 14(1), pp. 47-56 (2014).
  • Baumgardner, G. L., Hardee, J. R., Negulescu, I. I., Williams, E. R., Howard, I. L. and St John, R. C. Quantitative Analysis of Functional Polymer in Recycled Tire Rubber Used in Modified Asphalt Binders. International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 15, Suppl. 1, pp. 263-278 (2014).

Courses Taught:

  • HUEC 4034 Textile and Apparel Product Evaluation
  • HUEC 4043 Advanced Textile Science
  • HUEC 7043 Graduate Seminar TAM
  • CHEM 4010 Macromolecular Systems I (Co-teaching)

Current Research:

  • The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy: Reclaimed Materials, Bio-binders and Related Bio-Paving Products. USDA/CREES Multistate Hatch Project S-1041. Project Dates: 12/01/2013 – 30/09/2018.
  • Physical Characterization of Finished Alligator Mississippiensis and Other Exotic Leathers. USDA/NIFA Hatch Project. Project Dates: 4/01/2014 – 30/09/2018.
  • Textile Coloration with Metallic Nanoparticles.

Laurel Romeo

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Name: Laurel Romeo

Title: Assistant Professor
Address: 135 Human Ecology Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1724
Email: ldromeo@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Product Development and Technical Design

Research Interests:

  • Technical issues related to apparel mass customization
  • 3D/4D body scanning
  • Emerging technologies in apparel design and manufacturing
  • 3D apparel drafting
  • Anthropometry
  • Pedagogy

Select Publications:

  • Romeo, L.D. & Lee, Y-A. (2016). Apparel needs and expectations model. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, doi: 10.1080/17543266.2016.1154112
  • Romeo, L. D. & Lee, Y.A. (2014). Exploring current ready-to-wear apparel Attributes for plus-size female teens. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal , 43(2), 145-159. doi: 10.1111/fcsr.12093
  • Romeo, L. D. & Niehm, L.S. (2015). Evaluation of Apparel Quality from the Consumer's Perspective. AATCC International Conference Proceedings. Savannah, GA, March 24-26 2015, pp. 326- 333.
  • Romeo, L.D. & Lee, Y-A. (2015). Exploring apparel purchase issues with plus-size female teens. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management 19 (2), 120-135. doi 10.1108/JFMM-02-2014-0012
  • Romeo, L. D. & Lee, Y.A.(2014). Exploring current ready-to-wear apparel Attributes for plus-size female teens. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 43(2), 145-159. doi: 10.1111/fcsr.12093
  • Romeo, L. D. & Lee, Y-A. (2013). Creative and technical design skills: Are college apparel curriculums meeting industry needs?. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. First published online May 10, 2013. doi:10.1080/17543266.2013.783629
  • Romeo, L. D. & Karpova, E. (2011). “A Comparison of Linear and Somatotype Pattern Drafting for Standard and Plus Sizes”. International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. USA, November, 2011.Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elena_karpova/28
  • Marcketti, S. B., Keist, C. N., & Romeo, L. D. (2011). Student perceptions of a hybrid textile science course. International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. USA, November, 2011.Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sara_marcketti/30

Courses Taught:

  • Textile and Apparel Product Development
  • CAD for Textiles and Apparel
  • Textile Science
  • Apparel Construction 1
  • Apparel Construction 2
  • Tailoring
  • Apparel Flat Pattern Drafting 1
  • Apparel Flat Pattern Drafting 2
  • Computer Apparel Drafting
  • Draping
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Publishing in Scholarly Journals
  • Research Methods in TAM
  • Textile Surface Design
  • Fitting and Alterations

Current Research:

  • 3D Printing for Apparel Design
  • 3D Apparel Drafting and Prototyping
  • Adult Body Size and Shape Analysis for Apparel Product Development
  • Children's Body Size and Shape Analysis for Apparel Product Development
  • Decremental Analysis of Body Shape and Size for Apparel Product Development
  • Pedagogy for Online Learners

Websites:

Casey R. Stannard

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Name: Casey R. Stannard
Title: Assistant Professor
Address: 235 Human Ecology Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2404
Email: stannard@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Apparel Design

Research Interests:

  • Pattern grading
  • Role of traditional textile handcrafts in contemporary society
  • Social psychological aspects of apparel design
  • Sustainable apparel design
  • Creative scholarship incorporating fiber arts techniques
  • Theory based design
  • Pedagogical approaches to apparel design.

Select Publications:

  • Stannard, C. & Mullet, K. (2015). Use of formalized inspiration for teaching apparel design. The International Journal of the Designed Object, 9 (3), 33-41.
  • Stannard, C. (2015). Mermaid’s demise. Epilogue: 2015 Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Show. Baton Rouge, LA. Acceptance rate: 70%. Abstract published in show program.
  • Stannard, C. (2015). Pearls become swine. Gallery Exhibit at the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference. Santa Fe, NM. Acceptance rate: 41.7%. Total score 82.5 out of 100. Abstract published at: www.itaaonline.org.
  • Stannard, C. R. & Sanders, E. A. (2014). Motivations for participation in knitting among young women. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal , 33(2), 99-114. DOI: 0887302X14564619
  • Park, J., Morris, K., Stannard, C., & Hamilton, W. (2014). Design for many, design for me: Universal Design for apparel products. The Design Journal, 17(2), 267-290.
  • Stannard, C. & Pedersen, E. (Accepted for 2014). Landscape, form, and fabric. Live Gallery Exhibit at the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina. Abstract to be published on www.itaaonline.org.
  • Stannard, C. (2014). Fashion/Function. Research Exhibit at the Costume Society of America National Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract to be published on www.costumesocietyofamerica.com.
  • Stannard, C. (2013). Queen for a Day. Live Gallery Exhibit at the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract published on www.itaaonline.org.
  • Stannard, C. (2013). Deconstructed Decay. Research Exhibit at the Costume Society of America National Symposium. Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract published on www.costumesocietyofamerica.com.

Courses Taught:

  • Fashion Theory (graduate level)
  • Social Psychology of Dress (graduate level)
  • Flat pattern
  • Computer-aided pattern making
  • Senior apparel design studio
  • Tailoring

Current Research:

  • Defining “locally grown” in terms of yarn sold to crafters
  • Describing the design process of handcrafters
  • Utilizing reflective writing in the apparel design studio as a pedagogical approach to better understanding the design process
  • Determining a new sizing system for plus-size individuals using 3D body scans (with Dr. Romeo)

Pamela P. Vinci

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Name: Pamela P. Vinci
Title: Instructor
Address: 141 Human Ecology Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2403
Email: prabala@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Historic Costume & Textiles

Research Interests:

  • 19th and 20th C. Louisiana dress
  • Louisiana Acadian textiles and the Acadian Handicraft Project
  • 20th C. American dress, including fad fashions, women’s aprons, and t-shirts
  • 20th C. American college student dress

Select Publications:

  • “Common Thread.” LSU Alumni Magazine Winter 2010. Baton Rouge: LSU Alumni Association.
  • “Wears Well--&Not Easily Soiled”, “Talking Through My Hats”, “La Connection Francaise”, and “American Time.” Essays in Treasures of LSU. Ed. Laura Lindsay, Baton Rouge, LSU Press. Museum Exhibitions
  • Knot Just Beads: Works by Bead/Fiber Artist Jane Olson-Phillips. At the LSU Textile & Costume Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. January 26 – March 25, 2014.
  • In the Couture Tradition: The Gowns of Suzanne Perron. At the LSU Textile & Costume Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October 2013 – January 2014.
  • Paris and New York: A Tale of Two Fashion Cities. At the LSU Textile & Costume Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. May 2013-September 2013.
  • Christian Dior’s New Look: From Paris To New York To Baton Rouge. At the LSU Textile & Costume Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 2010 – May 2011.

Courses Taught:

  • HUEC 4047 Internship
  • HUEC 3030 New York Field Study Current Research
  • Early 20th Century Lingerie Day Dresses

Websites:

Deborah (Debbie) L. Welker

Name: Deborah (Debbie) L. Welker
Title: Instructor
Address: 223 Human Ecology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2406
Email: dwelker@lsu.edu

Specialization:

  • Teaching, Historic Costumes and Textiles

Experience:

  • Project Curator, World War II Museum (formerly the National D-Day Muesum) New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Curator/Marketing Director, Nottoway Plantation, Restaurant & Inn, White Castle, Louisiana

Select Publications:

  • 2000 Welker, D.L. & Kuttruff, J.T., A Black Silk Burial Gown from an 1853 Burial. The Costume Society of America, Symposium and 26th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • 1999 Welker, D.L., An 1853 Female Burial Gown from South Louisiana. Master’s thesis. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1999 Kuttruff, J.T., Three Louisiana Acadian Cotonnade Quilts: Adding Pieces to a Puzzle. Uncoverings
  • 1999 (pp. 63-86). American Quilt Group Study, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • 1997 Kuttruff, J.T., Welker, D.L., Brantley, E., Despa, M.S., & Negulescu, I.I., Evaluation of Fiber Damage and Conservation Treatments of Mid-Nineteenth Century Burial Textiles. American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, International Conference and Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia.

Courses Taught:

  • Introductory Apparel Design
  • Apparel Design Studio
  • Fashion Industry
  • Textiles Science
  • Textiles Science Laboratory
  • Visual Merchandising
  • History of Dress and Adornment before 1700
  • History of Dress and Adornment after 1700
  • Field Study in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising, China, Europe and New York City
  • Apprenticeship in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising
  • Project TAM Coordinator, Agriculture Resident College

Current Research:

  • Cotton, Inc. Grant testing, evaluation and performance of cotton fibers and fabrics.
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