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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design


Barbara Anderson
Barbara Anderson Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design's website. We hope you find the information you seek about our academic programs, our students and faculty, our scholarly focus and accomplishments, current events and special programs. We have recently added professional profiles for some of our alumni and advisory board members, and we encourage you to take a look.

Please take a few minutes to read our mission and vision statements below. We took great care to define our common purpose through these statements and we make decisions based on these guiding principles.

Our expectation is that this website is helpful to prospective students, current students, alumni, and departmental friends and partners in the apparel and textiles industry and the interior design profession. We welcome you to contact us if you need further assistance. We look forward to opportunities to work together toward mutually beneficial goals.  

Thanks to the France and Italy study tour group for the photograph above. This was taken by tour leader interior design professor Peggy Honey as students learned photographic techniques from her husband, Alan, a professional photographer.


The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design improves human well-being through education, scholarship, service, engagement and outreach in the disciplines we represent.


The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design aspires to change the world through a focus on the human ecological framework in our teaching, scholarship, service, engagement and outreach. We believe the human ecological framework drives us toward a shared concern for sustainability. We hope that through our teaching and scholarship we will improve the human condition and be part of the solution to the social and ecological problems we face. Our educational goal is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to live and work in diverse societies, improving the lives of individuals throughout the world. We value the potential of our students and commit our effort to enhancing their lives and the quality of all human life.

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Apparel, textiles, and interior design professor invited to join International Energy Agency working group, attends symposium and biannual meeting
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

By Sarah Hancock Julia Day, assistant professor of apparel, textiles, and interior design, attended the Third Expert Meeting of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities Program Symposium: Annex 66 earlier this year. Day was invited to join with the working group after a paper publication was favorably received. The group consists of renowned architects, engineers and […]

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