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Jana Hawley joining K-State as head of department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

MANHATTAN -- Jana M. Hawley, an internationally known scholar in textile recycling and the apparel industry, has been named head of the department of apparel, textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University.

She begins her duties July 1.

A Fulbright scholar to India and a native Kansan, Hawley comes to K-State from the University of Missouri, where she served as an associate professor and state extension specialist in textile and apparel management. She was named Kemper Fellow at Missouri, the top award given for university teaching.

"Dr. Hawley brings rich and varied experiences as a scholar and a leader to the department," said Virginia Moxley, dean of K-State's College of Human Ecology. "She is committed to sustainability, has developed multiple university-business partnerships and she understands the impact of globalization on the apparel industry."

At Missouri, Hawley's students planned, designed and opened The Savvy Seconds Resale Shop. She said the business had a dual purpose: recycle textiles and offer training and employment to people with disabilities.

She has been published in such professional journals as Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Journal of the Textile Institute and Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.

She also has contributed chapters to books on textile recycling and to the book "Religion, Dress and the Body."

Hawley, who grew up in Courtland, earned her bachelor's from Fort Hays State University; her master's from Oklahoma State University; and her doctorate from the University of Missouri. Before her return to Missouri to teach, she served on the faculty at Indiana University and the
University of North Texas.

Editor's note: Jana Hawley is the daughter of Dale and Nadine Adams, Courtland.
News release prepared by: Jane Marshall, 785-532-6415, jpm2@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News.