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CARMEN N.

KEIST Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vitae FCS Department
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
ckeist@bradley.edu

WORK EXPERIENCE
2017- Assistant Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences, Bradley University

2016-2017 Adjunct Faculty


Fashion Marketing and Management, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online
Division

2011-2017 Tenure granted; Promoted to Associate Professor (June 2017)


Assistant Professor
Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality, Western Illinois University

EDUCATION
2012 PhD Iowa State University, Apparel Merchandising and Design
Dissertation title: ‘The new costumes of odd sizes:’ Plus sized women’s
fashions, 1910-1929

2009 M.S. Iowa State University, Textiles and Clothing


Thesis title: Rayon and its impact on the fashion industry at its introduction,
1910-1924

2006 B.A. Illinois State University, Family and Consumer Sciences, Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010-2011 Consultant, Pearson Education Group

2007-2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant


Textiles and Clothing Program, Iowa State University

2007-2011 Historic Costume and Textiles Collection Graduate Student Assistant


Textiles and Clothing Program, Iowa State University

2006-2007 Lab Coordinator/Instructor for Textiles, Advanced Textiles, and Apparel Product
Analysis, Illinois State University

2004-2005 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University

MAJOR FIELDS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS


Research
History of plus-sized ready-to-wear women’s fashions
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History of plus-sized ready-to-wear sizing


Professional/career development of students
Scholarship of teaching and learning

Teaching
Sustainability in the Apparel Industry, FCS 433, 2018-
Visual Merchandising, FCS 334, 2018-
Fashion Merchandising Lab, FCS 331, 2018-
Fashion Merchandising, FCS 330, 2018-
Survey of Fashion Designers, FCS 335, 2017-
Apparel Product Analysis, FCS 235, 2017-
The Apparel Industry, FCS 131, 2017-
Modern History of Fashion, FADA 217, 2017
Merchandising Strategies, ATM 472, 2017
Early History of Fashion, FADA 207, 2016-2017
Apparel Styling, ATM 480, 2016-2017
Diversity of Dress, ATM 376, 2016-2017
Introduction to Apparel Merchandising, ATM 170, 2016
Fashion Merchandising Theory and Research, FCS 477, 2015
Fashion Forecasting (Seminar), FCS 378, 2014
Basic Clothing Construction Techniques, FCS 171, 2013-2017
Fashion Merchandising Systems, FCS 274, 2013
Fashion Merchandising Pre-Internship, FCS 478, 2013-2017
Integration of Principles into Professional Practice, FCS 490, 2012
Dyeing Principles (Seminar), FCS 378, 2012
Advanced Textile Science and Analysis, FCS 370, 2012-2017
Advanced Textile Science and Analysis Lab, FCS 371, 2012-2017
Historical Costume—Twentieth Century, FCS 277, 2012-2017
Apparel Accessories, FCS 172, 2012
Textile Science, FCS 270, 2011-2017
Textile Science Laboratory, FCS 271, 2011-2017
Fashion Merchandising Entrepreneurship, FCS 473, 2011-2013
History of European and North American Dress, TC 354, 2010
Textile Science Introduction, TC 204, 2007-2011
Introduction to Museums, TC 257, 2007-2010

HONORS AND AWARDS


2016 Professional Achievement Award, Western Illinois University
2014 Professional Achievement Award, Western Illinois University
2012 Provost Award for Faculty Travel, Western Illinois University
2012 Most Versatile Volunteer Award, Western Illinois Museum
2010 Iota Iota Iota Women’s Studies Honor Society Member
2010 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
2010 Guest Judge for Illinois State Fashion Show, April 8
2010 Adele Filene Student Presenter Grant, Costume Society of America
2010 Otto Thieme Memorial Internship, Costume Society of America
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2009 Travel Grant, Costume Society of America


2009 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate College, Iowa State University
2009 Golden Key International Honor Society Member
2006 Wearable Art Category Winner, Illinois State University Fashion Show
2005 Kappa Omicron Nu Member
2004 Dean’s list, Illinois State University

SCHOLARSHIP
Publications
Peer Reviewed Journals
Submitted Keist, C. N., & Marcketti, S. B. Support garments patented for the plus-sized
woman, 1891-1956. Submitted to the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.

In Progress Noh, M., & Keist, C. Investigating the relationship of sustainability


consciousness to choice intention of college students’ future sustainable
handmade wedding dress. Potentially proposed for Clothing and Textiles
Research Journal.

In Progress Keist, C. N., & Martin, M. Thin is in; Fat is out: The language of early 20th
century beauty and beyond. Potentially proposed for Fashion, Style and
Popular Culture.

2018 Keist, C. N. How stout women were left out of high fashion: An early
twentieth-century perspective, Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, 5(1), 25-
40. DOI: 10.1386/fspc.5.1.25_1

2017 Keist, C. N. “Stout women can now be stylish:” Stout women’s fashions,
1910-1919, Dress, 43(2), 99-117. DOI: 10.1080/03612112.2017.1300474 .

2016 Keist, C. N., & Bruer, S. (2016). Online portfolios: Marketing apparel
merchandising millennials into employment. The Journal of Family and
Consumer Sciences, 108(2), 61-64. DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.14307/JFCS108.2.61

2013 Keist, C. N., & Marcketti, S. B. (2013). “The new costumes of odd sizes:”
Plus-sized women’s fashions, 1920-1929. Clothing and Textiles Research
Journal, 31(4), 259-274.

2012 Keist, C., Kadolph, S., & Marcketti, S. B. (2012). Rayon's introduction to U. S.
consumers, 1911-1924. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 104(2), 45-
47.

2011 Marcketti, S. B., Fitzpatrick, J., Keist, C. N., & Kadolph, S. J. (2011).
University historic clothing museums and collections: Practices and strategies.
Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 29(3), 248-262.
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Chapters in Books
2015 Keist, C. N. Quality control and assurance in the apparel industry. In R. Nayak
& R. Padhye (Eds.), Garment manufacturing technology (pp. 405-426).
Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.

2009 Keist, C. Bosnian Textiles. In J. Fitzpatrick, S. J. Kadolph, & S. B. Marcketti


(Eds.), Ethnic textile traditions of Iowa immigrant and native populations (pp.
28-39). Ames, IA: Textiles and Clothing Museum.

Encyclopedia Entries
2015 Keist, C. N. (2015). Fabric and material (The 1960s and 1970s). In Clothing
and Fashion [4 volumes]: American Fashion from Head to Toe (pp. 245).
Santa Barbara: CA: ABC-CLIO.

2015 Keist, C. N. (2015). Polyester and spandex. In Clothing and Fashion [4


volumes]: American Fashion from Head to Toe (pp. 111). Santa Barbara: CA:
ABC-CLIO.

Technical Reports
2010 Fitzpatrick, J., Kadolph, S. J., Keist, C., LeSar, S., Marcketti, S. B., Parsons, J.
L., & Sheridan, A. H. (2010). Textiles and Clothing Museum: policies and
procedures manual. Ames, IA: Textiles and Clothing Museum.

Local Newspaper Articles


2016 Keist, C., & Vizdal, M. (2016, August) Artifact of the month: Wool bathing
suit. The McDonough County Choice.

2016 Vizdal, M., & Keist, C. (2016, March) Artifact of the month: Crazy quilt. The
McDonough County Choice.

Proceedings from Refereed Presentations


2018 Noh, M., & Keist, C., Investigating the relationship of sustainability
consciousness to choice intention of college students’ future sustainable
handmade wedding dress. Proceedings from the Annual Conference of the
International Textile and Apparel Association, November 6-9, Cleveland, OH,
www.itaaonline.org.

2017 Keist, C., How Plus-Sized Women Were Left Out of High-Fashion: A
Historical Perspective. Proceedings from the National Conference of the Pop
Culture Association/American Culture Association, April 12-15, San Diego,
CA.

2016 Keist, C. N., Martin, M., Slinkard, P., & Camerlengo, L. L. Help (maybe?)
wanted: Navigating the costume work force. Proceedings from the 42nd
Annual Symposium of The Costume Society of America, May 25-28,
Cleveland, OH.
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2015 Keist, C. N., & Martin, M. Thin is in; fat is out: The language of early 20th
century beauty and beyond. Proceedings from the 41st Annual Symposium of
The Costume Society of America, May 27-30, San Antonio, TX.

2014 Keist, C. N. The 1920s ‘older and more mature figure.’ Proceedings of the
Costume Society of America Midwestern Regional Annual Symposium and
Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, September 26-27, 2014.

2013 Garrin, A., Keist, C., & Milio, M. Teaching social justice topics in dress
history courses. Proceedings from the 39th Annual Symposium of The Costume
Society of America, May 29-June 1, Las Vegas, NV.

2012 Keist, C. N. “The witchery of color is yours:” The home dyeing industry of the
1920s.” Proceedings of the Costume Society of America Midwestern Regional
Annual Symposium, September 28-29, Columbus, OH.

2011 Marcketti, S. B., Keist, C. N., Romeo, L. D., & Wang, X. Student perceptions
of a hybrid textile science course. Proceedings from the 68th Annual
Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, November 2-
6, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

2011 Keist, C., & Marcketti, S. “The new costumes of odd sizes:” Plus-size
women’s fashions of the 1920s. Proceedings from the 37th Annual Symposium
of The Costume Society of America, June 7-12, Boston, MA.

2011 Keist, C. “Hobble skirt tripped her!” The portrayal of the hobble skirt, 1910-
1913 . Proceedings from the 37th Annual Symposium of The Costume Society
of America, June 7-12, Boston, MA.

2010 Keist, C., & Marcketti, S. Rayon and its impact on the fashion industry at its
introduction, 1910-1924. Proceedings from the 67th Annual Conference of the
International Textile and Apparel Association, October 27-30, 2010, Montreal,
Canada, www.itaaonline.org.

2010 Fitzpatrick, J., Keist, C., LeSar, S., & Marcketti, S. The Textiles and Clothing
Museum: As a bridge to the community. Proceedings from the Annual Meeting
and Conference of the Iowa Museum Association, October 17-19, Grinnell, IA.

2010 Marcketti, S., Farnan-Leipzeig, S., Littell, L., Keist, C., & Ratute, A. A
Costume Society of America discussion: Teaching dress history. Proceedings
from the 36th Annual Symposium of The Costume Society of America, May
25-30, Kansas City, KS.
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2009 Keist, C. N., & Marcketti, S. B. Down with avoirdupois! The portrayal of stout
women, 1910-1920. Proceedings of the Costume Society of America
Midwestern Regional Annual Symposium, October 9-10, Lincoln, NE.

2008 Marcketti, S. B., Keist, C., Stewart, T., & White E. A sesquicentennial
exhibition of historic garments and textile treasures. Proceedings of the 65th
Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association,
November 5-8, 2008, Schaumburg, IL, www.itaaonline.org.

2007 Trautmann, J., & Keist, C.N. The ‘mad hatters’: An interpretive analysis of
creativity and the millinery design process for Kentucky Derby horse race
participants. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the International
Textile and Apparel Association, November 7-10, 2007, Los Angeles, CA,
www.itaaonline.org.

2005 Gruskowski, J., Spihmann, A., Fike, C., & VanMeenen, K. Online and in-store
buying practices of college students. Proceedings from the Illinois State
University Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 26, 2005, Normal, IL.

Workshops and Professional Development Sessions


Certificates
2012 Best Practices in Teaching Online Courses, Fall, WIU

National
2016 Global Feminine Hygiene Market & Millennials (webinar), Cotton University,
December 13

2016 MockShop—Visual Retailing software training, September 23-25

2016 Trouble with the Size Curve: How Retailers Can Overcome the Challenge of
Localized Sizing (webinar), Apparel Magazine, July 26

2016 Subtle to Striped: Sustainable Fashion with Cationic Cotton (webinar), Cotton
Incorporated, June 24

2014 Cotton and Sustainability Faculty Workshop, Organized by Jung Ha-


Brookshire and Pamela Norum, June 9-18

2009 Collections Care on Exhibit, Iowa Museum Association, Johnson County


Historical Society, Iowa City, May 8

Bradley University
2018-2019 SoTL Workshop and Series, Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning
2018 Sustainability Across the Curriculum, Campus-wide, January 19

Western Illinois University


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2016 Explain Everything iPad App – July 20


2014 Time Management Techniques for Busy Instructors – December 2
2013-2015 Faculty Innovators, COEHS
2013 First Summer Proposal Planning Workshop – May 17
2013 Faculty Summer Institute – May 13-15
2013 Turning a Conference Presentation into a Manuscript – February 14
2013 Writing Groups to Improve Productivity – January 22
2012 Building Connections thru Mentoring – November 8
2012 Teaching for Writing Transfer in the Major – October 25
2012 How To Write A Lot –September 17
2012 Best Practices in Teaching Online – September 11-October 22
2012 Networking for Research: The Ins and Outs – September 6
2011 UPI: PY1 Portfolio Preparation – November 17
2011 UPI: Tenure and Promotion Portfolio Preparation – November 14
2011 15-Passenger Van Training – November 8
2011 Fall Faculty Fun Fest – October 27
2011 Resources for Grant Funding Source Identification – October 10
2011 Utilizing Teaching as a Research Input: Experiences in Publishing Pedagogy-
Based Journal Articles – October 7
2011 The Peer Review Journal Publication Process: II. The Do’s and Don’ts of
Submitting Your Manuscript to a Peer Review Journal and How to Deal with
Review Comments – September 27
2011 Disability Resource Center: Information Sessions for Faculty – August 17

Iowa State University


2010 Photoshop workshops: Beginning Photoshop, March 23; Getting Creative with
Photoshop, March 30; Intermediate Photoshop, April 6; Digital Doctoring,
April 13
2010 Endnote Web, February 22
2009 Teaching with an audience response system webinar, Center for Excellence in
Learning and Teaching, March 27
2008 McKeachie’s Teaching Tips Teaching and Learning Circles, Center for
Excellence in Learning and Teaching, February 8, 15, 22, and 29

Local Scholarly Presentations and Invited Talks


2016 Keist, C. N. Basic textile information to Hospitality students. Presented to HM
254 Hospitality Facilities Management, April 21

2014 Keist, C. N. History of the Flag and Fashions of the 1800s. Presented for the
Food and Culture Event, WIU, November 20

2014 Keist, C. N., & Howe, M. Get Linked: Using LinkedIn for Professional
Development. Presented for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and
Research, WIU, October 2
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2014 Keist, C. N., & Howe, M. CDC and the classroom: Building a partnership.
Presented for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research, WIU,
September 9

2014 Keist, C. N. Qualitative research methods. Presented to FCS 304 Nutrition


Infomatics, March 31

2014 Keist, C. N. (Part of panel). "Like a boss:" What it means to be a professional.


Presented for the Career Development Center, WIU, January 30

2013 Keist, C. Annual meeting: Our history matters. Presented at Western Illinois
Museum, Macomb, IL, April 25

2013 Keist, C. Exploring fashion as art. Presented at Western Illinois University,


Knoblauch Hall, Macomb, IL, April 10

2013 Keist, C. 8th Grade Reality Store. Presented at Spoon River College, Centers
Building, Canton, IL, March 22

2012 Self, P., Keist, C., & Anderson, P. Weaving historical strands. Presented at
Western Illinois University, Malpass Library, Macomb, IL, November 14

Gallery Exhibits, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall, Iowa State University
Co-Curator
2010 The Fashion Show 2010 Exhibit, 4/16/10-8/27/10
2008 Destination: Guatemala, An Exhibit of Mayan Dress from the Historic Textiles
and Clothing Collection at Iowa State University, 9/17/08-11/07/08
2008 One Thread, Many Hands: Iowa State University’s Sesquicentennial
Celebration. An exhibit of the textile treasures and clothing history of Iowa
State University, 2/18/08-4/30/08
2007-2008 Intro to Museums: Around the World in 257 Days

Assistant
2011 Weddings in the Heartland: Apparel, Traditions, Memories, 1/24/11-4/16/11
2010 Scaasi: American Couturier, 11/4/10-12/10/10
2010 Connecting Threads: Textiles of West Africa, 9/9/10-10/30/10
2010 The Story of a Collector: Anne Zimmerman, 1/21/10-4/16/10
2009 Ethnic Textile Traditions of Iowa Immigrant and Native Populations, 9/16/09-
11/20/09
2009 Fashion Show Exhibit 2009, 5/07/09-9/01/09
2009 "For Homemaking and a Trade:" The Role of Sewing in Women's Lives, 1870-
1920, 1/20/09-4/25/09
2008 Inspired By: An Exhibit of Apparel Design by Ling Zhang, 11/18/08-12/3/08
2008 The Fashion Show 2008, 5/09/08-9/01/08
2007 Cashin +6, 9/06/07-11/18/07
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2005 Exhibit of Illinois State University Historic Clothing, Field Museum, Chicago

Grants and Projects


Extramural Competitive Support
Western Illinois University
2014 Keist, C. N. College and University Collection Care Grant, Costume Society
of America, $1,500. (Not awarded).

Iowa State University


2010 Marcketti, S. B., Fitzpatrick, J., LeSar, S., & Keist, C. Digitizing treasures of
the Textiles and Clothing Museum. The College and University Collection
Care Grant, Costume Society of America, $1,500. (Awarded)

Intramural Competitive Support


Iowa State University
2009 Marcketti, S., Keist, C., & Kadolph, S. Projection Microscopes. Computer
Advisory Committee, College of Human Sciences, $1200. (Awarded)

SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS
Professional
Council on Undergraduate Research
2017- Member

Western Illinois Museum


2014-2017 Western Illinois Museum Board of Directors, President
2013-2014 Western Illinois Museum Advisory Board
2013-2017 Western Illinois Museum Facilities and Collections Committee Member
2013-2017 Western Illinois Museum Education Committee Member

Costume Society of America


2018- President, Midwest Region
2018 Vice President, Midwest Region
2018- VP of Internal Relations, National Board Member
2016 Abstract Administrator, Cleveland, OH
2016 Marketplace Co-Chair, Cleveland, OH
2015 Proctor, National Symposium, San Antonio, TX
2014- Otto Thieme Memorial Internship Committee Member
2012- Midwest Student Travel Awards Chair
2011-2017 Midwestern Region Board Member
2010 Silent Auction Co-Chair, National Symposium, Kansas City, MO
2007- Member

Iowa Museums Association


2009-2011 Member

International Textile and Apparel Association


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2007-2011 Member

Reviewer for Journals and Books


2016 Book proposal—Fairchild Books
2016 Journal of Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture
2016 Fashion Theory
2015 Fashion and Textiles
2014- Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
2014 Mid-Western Educational Researcher
2013 Book proposal—Fairchild Books

Bradley University
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
2017- Curriculum Committee, Member
2017- Tartan Committee

Western Illinois University


University Service
2015-2017 Honors Council
2015-2016 Honors Council Convocation Committee Member
2015 Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc, Committee on Campus Civility
2014-2017 Faculty Senate
2014-2015 Building Connections Mentor
2013-2017 Career Development Center Faculty Advisory Board
2012-2013 Art and Self Perception Committee Member

College of Education and Human Services


2015-2017 Scholarship Committee
2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee
2014-2016 Faculty Excellence Awards Committee
2014, 2016 Grade Appeal Committee
2012 Travel Awards Committee

Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality


2017 Office Support Specialist Search Member
2015-2017 Scholarship Committee, Chair
2014-2015 Hospitality Faculty Search Member
2014-2015 Dietetics Faculty Search Member
2014-2017 Department Personnel Committee
2014 Fashion Faculty Search Committee, Chair
2014-2015 Curriculum Committee Member, Chair
2013-2017 Curriculum Committee Member
2013-2014 Program Review Committee, Chair
2013 Department Chair Search Committee, Co-Chair
2012-2017 Grade Appeal Committee
2012 Fashion Faculty Search Committee
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2012-2013 Library & Technology Committee, Chair


2012-2013 Travel Committee, Chair
2012-2017 Visual and Apparel Merchandising Organization Faculty Advisor
2011-2017 Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society Faculty Advisor
2011-2013 Library & Technology Committee Member
2011-2017 Scholarship Committee Member
2011-2012 Recruitment & Retention Committee Member

University Women
2012-2014 Member

Western Organization for Women


2012-2013 Member

Iowa State University


2008-2009 President, Textiles and Clothing Graduate Association
2007-2011 Curriculum Committee Member, AESHM Department

Illinois State University


2005-2007 Member, Apparel Merchandising and Design Association
2005-2006 Marketing Committee Head, Apparel Merchandising and Design Association
Fashion Show

Tours and Outreach


2016 Liquid History: Pub Crawl Tour Guide, Western Illinois Museum, April 9
2016 Girl Scout Sewing Badge Help, March 23
2016 High School Student Interview, February 3
2015 Clothing Construction Consultation, February 13
2014 Choose Your Own Path Major Fair, WIU, October 15
2014 Textile Conservation Consultation, January 17
2013 Think Pink Fashion Show Model, WIU, September
2013 4-H Fashion Revue Judging, July 11
2013 Discover Western, April 6
2013 Downton Abbey Tea, February 24
2013 Textile Conservation Consultation, February 17
2012 Fabric/Fiber Consultation, November 14
2012 Cotillion Club Kentucky Derby Hat Judge, Western Illinois University,
September
2012 DFMH Student-Faculty Mixer, September 6
2012 First Year Experience Scavenger Hunt, August 19
2011 Road Less Traveled, Tour Guide, April 14
2010 TC257 Guest Lecturer, November 4
2010 TC Alumni, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2010 Behind the Scenes, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2010 Ames Sewing Guild, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2010 Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia Founder, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
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2009 Orchard Place PACE, July 21, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2009 Behind the Scenes, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2008 Behind the Scenes, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2008 Marshalltown High School, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2008 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Convention and Contest,
Assistant, Spring Semester
2008 Junior Girl Scout Troop #489, Tour Guide, Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall
2008 Office of Pre-collegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG),
Instructor of Textile Science, July

Internships and Field Studies


2010 Otto Thieme Memorial Internship, Textiles and Clothing Museum, Iowa State
University, 8-week summer internship
2006 McLean County Museum of History, Summer
2005 Field Study Trip to England and France, Illinois State University, Summer

Scholarships – Graduate School


2010 Damaris Pease Family Consumer Sciences Fellowship, ISU $500
2010 Carroll Scholarship, ISU $250
2010 Hudson Human Sciences Scholarship, ISU $1,000
2010 College of Human Sciences Graduate Scholarship Award, ISU $1,000
2008 CHS Graduate Scholarship Award, ISU $1,500