PRIDE… IN ACHIEVEMENTS AND EXCELLENCE
DEPARTMENT OF TEXTILE AND APPAREL MANAGEMNT (TAM)
COLLEGE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (HES)
University of Missouri, 2011
PRIDE IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
• TAM is one of the Top 20 academic programs at MU in terms of undergraduate enrollment.
PRIDE IN FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS
• Dr. Jana Hawley is president of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), the premier association for professors in
Textiles and Apparel, and named Board member of the Council for Recycled Textiles. She is a HERS Fellow, a President’s
Leadership Development Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar to India, and Mizzou’s India Liaison.
• Dr. Laurel Wilson was named ITAA Distinguished Scholar in 2010. In 2011 she curated “’Dressed just right’: An Evolution of
Western Style from Function to Flamboyance” at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, in 2011. She was also a
member of the Visioning Team for the Avenir Museum at Colorado State University in 2011.
• Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire was named ITAA “Rising Star” in 2011. She also received the 2010 Excellence in Education award from MU
Division of the Academic Affairs, the 2009 Professor of the Year award from the MU Student-Athletic Program, the ITAA
fellowship and the Lois Dickey Fellowship in 2007.
• Dr. Jean Parsons has recently joined the TAM faculty. Her work in digital textiles and apparel design is internationally recognized.
During her career she has been recognized for her productivity in scholarship, creativity, and mentoring students.
• Dr. Pam Norum received the 2008 Best Clothing & Textile Article Award from the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
for her article on “Student Internet Purchases.”
• Dr. Beth Myers received the Women’s Philanthropy Board Dissertation Research Award in 2008 and Graduate School
Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Sciences Category in 2010 from Auburn University.
• TAM Faculty are recipients of 3 Mizzou Advantage Grants: Dr. Jung Ha- Brookshire with collaborators Pam Norum, Matt Kritis,
Beth Myers, and Jana Hawley on FTC Labeling; Jana Hawley on Mizzou Digital Globe Certificate for Undergraduate Students; and
Jana Hawley on Ediciones Vigia.
• Professor Emeritus Dr. Kitty Dickerson served on Kellwood Company’s Board of Directors for 17 years prior to the acquisition by
Sun Capital. She served a term as Presiding Director, Chair of the Board’s Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of
the Executive Committee. Dr. Dickerson’s book, Inside the Fashion Industry, was published in Korean for that market. Her book,
Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy, has been published in Arabic.
PRIDE IN PROGRAM ACTIVITES
• TAM is one of 13 U.S. programs endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.
• TAM was selected as one of ten sites across the country to participate in the national sizing survey, Size USA, which used a 3-D
body scanner designed by the Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation.
• TAM has the latest Mutoh Digital Textile Printing technology for creative textile design done using sustainable strategies.
• The Kellwood Company Apparel Technology Lab (supported by an endowment by Kellwood) is a technology-driven facility with
equipment and software valued at over $750,000.
• TAM students have access to the Kitty Dickerson Technology Lab featuring the latest in software and technology.
• TAM was chosen by the ITAA for the ATMI (predecessor to NCTO) “Award for Excellence.”
• TAM has a psychophysiology lab for conducting human behavioral research.
PRIDE IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
• Matthew Kritis, a Ph.D. student, received MU’s HES Piper Doctoral Fellowship ($10,000) in 2011. He also received ITAA Oris
Glisson Fellowship in 2009.
• Gargi Bhaduri, a Ph.D. student, received MU’s HES Adeline Hoffman Scholarship ($10,000) in 2011. She also received ITAA Oris
Glisson Fellowship and Sarah Douglas Fellowship in 2010 and the gold medallion award for the Best Academic Performance from
National Institute of Fashion Technology in 2009.
• Kathryn Jo Baker Jones, a Ph.D. student, received MU’s HES Piper Doctoral Fellowship ($7,000) in 2011.
• The Association of Textile and Apparel Management, TAM’s student association, received the 2008 MU Chancellor’s Most
Outstanding Large Student Organization award.
• TAM is an approved program by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Since inclusion, 21 TAM students have each been awarded
$5,000 scholarships as well as assistance in finding internships. In 2011, 4 TAM undergraduate students were awarded.
PRIDE IN EXTERNAL FUNDING
• Drs. Pam Norum and Jung Ha-Brookshire received over $200,000 from Cotton Incorporated, MO Department of Agriculture, and
Bayer CropScience to research various aspects of cotton consumption and education since 2008.
• Dr. Laurel Wilson received $5,000 from Museum Assessment Program and National Endowment for the Humanities since 2004.
• The Department currently has over $1 million in endowments, with approximately $600,000 more in commitments.
• TAM now awards approximately 28 scholarships annually from external sources to students in the Department.