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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Sherry Haar

Sherry Haar

Apparel and Textiles Graduate Faculty Member, certified to direct doctoral and master's students

Contact Information

339 Justin Hall
(785) 532-6993


  • Ph.D. in Apparel Product Design and Analysis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (1998)
  • M.S. in Textiles, Clothing and Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994)
  • B.S. in Fashion and Textile Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1987)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Apparel and Textiles Design
  • Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Courses Taught

  • AT 300 Apparel Production I
  • AT 340 Aesthetics of Apparel and Textiles
  • AT 400 Fashion Illustration
  • AT 450 Showcase of Excellence Event Planning
  • AT 695 Apparel Pattern Development II
  • AT 780 Textile Surface Manipolations
  • AT 800 Textiles Surface Design
  • AT 805 Research in Design

Professional Biography

Dr. Sherry Haar received bachelor and master degrees at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a doctorate at Virginia Tech. Dr. Haar has received awards for both her wearable art and functional design scholarship. She holds two patents on therapeutic designs for children with sensory dysfunctions. Dr. Haar's current scholarship involves environmental and sustainable design with a focus on natural dyes. She grows her own dyestuffs from which she extracts dye for creative textile design and scientific evaluation.

Dr. Haar's teaching and scholarship has been recognized with teaching, student development, and research awards. Course topics currently instructed by Dr. Haar include fashion rendering, computer aided design, pattern development, textile surface design and fashion show production.

Vita (pdf)