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Education CURRICULUM VITAE SHERI L. DRAGOO, Ph.D. Associate Professor Programs in Fashion and Textiles School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences January 2014 DEGREES OBTAINED Doctor of Philosophy
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Education CURRICULUM VITAE SHERI L. DRAGOO, Ph.D. Associate Professor Programs in Fashion and Textiles School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences January 2014 DEGREES OBTAINED Doctor of Philosophy 1993 Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising Major in Fashion Design, Collateral in Home Economics Education Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Master of Science 1990 Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising Major in Fashion Design, Collateral in Home Economics Education Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Bachelor of Science 1987 Home Economics, Minor in Fashion Design Christian Heritage College, El Cajon, CA Dissertation/Thesis Dissertation: The comparison of experiential and expository methods in fashion figure illustration among university students. August, 1993, Dr. Patricia Horridge. Thesis: Textiles, clothing and merchandising program survey: Instructor attitudes towards and uses of computers. May, 1990, Dr. Patricia Horridge. Professional Certification Certificate in Economic Development 2000 Texas A&M University, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas Engineering Extension System, San Antonio, TX EMPLOYMENT Academic Positions Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX September 2006 to present, Associate Professor, Programs in Fashion & Textiles, School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences August 2002 to August 2006, Assistant Professor Courses include undergraduate courses in Fashion Design and related areas. Design courses include Dragoo 2 Principles of Fashion, Fashion Sketching, Principles of Apparel Construction, Flat-pattern Techniques, Draping and Couture Methods, Tailored Design, Fashion Portfolio, Seasonal Collection Development, and Computer-aided Design. Supervise student internships, develop industry relations, and introduce industry members as final class critique. Review, revise and streamline Fashion Design curriculum offerings. Up-date and revise course content, assignments, evaluations, and course syllabi. Conduct research, grant service, and presentation in natural fiber applications. Present and publish research and creative teaching articles and abstracts at scholarly conferences and in journals. Serve as reviewer to professional conference proceedings and publications. Maintain professional membership and service. Coordinate student involvement in industry functions such as market, fashion shows, fundraising activities and internships. Pursue grants for industry computer software and obtain funding and in-kind donations. Serve on university committees and advise Fashion Design students. Texas Woman s University, Denton, TX August 1993 to August 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion & Textiles, College of Arts & Sciences Courses taught at TWU included undergraduate and graduate level courses in fashion design and related areas. Design courses included introduction to fashion apparel, apparel design beginning and intermediate levels, seasonal collections, history of costume, 20 th century costume, fashion sketching, fashion portfolio, industry pattern design and analysis of pattern design were taught on the graduate and undergraduate level. Conducted and published research, and sought and received grant awards. Supervised graduate student research, chaired professional paper, theses and dissertation committees. Served on university committees. Maintained memberships and research and service activities in professional organizations. Reviewed and revised curriculum. Advised students in fashion design. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX August, 1992 to May 1993, and August 1988 to May 1990 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Merchandising, Environmental Design and Consumer Economics Taught and advised undergraduate fashion design students in subject matter including principles of fashion design, fashion illustration, portfolio, intermediate levels of apparel design and patternmaking. Prepared lesson plans and study materials, assignments and evaluations for design classes. Attended faculty meetings. Served on a departmental search committee to hire a faculty member in fashion design. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX August 1991 to May 1992 Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design, Department of Merchandising, Environmental Design and Consumer Economics, College of Human Sciences Developed and taught courses in Fashion Design including introductory principles of fashion design and essentials of fashion drawing. Intermediate and advanced courses taught included apparel design and advanced pattern-making. A merchandising course included supervision of merchandising interns. Industry Positions Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas, TX 1994 to Present, Team Manager, Fashion Show Production, (Market weeks only) Produce market fashion shows, both selling participation and pulling editorially from showroom Dragoo 3 vendors. Coordinate clothing pick-up, delivery, listing, fitting, producing program, music, lighting, and calling the show. Manage team of 5-7 staff members. Coordinate student involvement. J. Williams Agency, Atlanta, GA February 2004 to 2008, Master Tailor and Alterations Manager, (Convention week only) Supervise tailoring and alterations staff for the Annual Anheiser Busch Convention. Complete alterations on a traveling wardrobe of 150 suits and other ensembles for the week-long convention. Coordinate student help and staffing to ensure proper fit and alteration practices. Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Dallas, TX August 2005 to 2007, Sales and Merchandising Associate, Merchandised and managed Dallas Cowboys merchandise booths at Texas Stadium during home football games. Assist in recruiting and supervising student involvement. Texas Department of Agriculture, Dallas, TX August 1998 to August 2002 Director of Fiber Marketing, State of Texas Promoted the state of Texas natural fibers and developed marketing channels, promotional venues, and innovative approaches to sell greater quantities of raw, value-added, and end products made from these fibers. Directed and coordinated the fiber marketing program. Established program goals and objectives developing schedules and standards for achieving goals and directing program evaluation activities. Developed and expanded the Fiber Marketing program for the TDA Marketing and Promotion Division serving as the primary information source for the agency relative to fiber marketing issues. Planned special events and appearances in a variety of venues that promote the fiber agricultural marketing industry. Teaching Areas TEACHING Dr. Dragoo s primary teaching areas are fashion design, computer-aided design and illustration. All content areas including construction, pattern-making, computer-aided design, draping, tailoring and mass and custom apparel design are taught within the program based on semester need. Illustration and portfolio development are taught regularly within the yearly course offerings. Design courses taught regularly within the last few years have been Computer Aided Design, Fashion Portfolio Development, Fashion Sketching, Tailoring, Fashion Event Planning and Production and Senior Collection Design. In past years, History of Costume, Industry Pattern-making, Apparel Construction Techniques and Flat Pattern Design have been included in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses Taught Undergraduate FT Principles of Fashionable Apparel. Principles and elements of visual design as applied to apparel selection and design. Includes investigation of aesthetic concepts and philosophies. FT Apparel Construction Techniques. Comprehensive study of apparel construction and assembly techniques. Includes concepts of style analysis and fit relationships. Dragoo 4 FT Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching. Exploration of techniques of quick sketching using various media and professional materials to communicate original design ideas. Basic proportions of the female figure are emphasized with an introduction to male figures. FT Techniques of Pattern Design. An introductory course of basic principles of flat pattern drafting. Scientific development of the master block and its use in drafting patterns according to professional standards. Adaptation of master block into basic styles for the fashion industry. FT Apparel Design I. Mass Production Techniques. Basic principles of flat pattern designing. Development of master pattern or black and its use in the design and production of marketable apparel. FT Production Techniques. Identification, analysis, and application of production processes and techniques. Focus is on the activities included in the design and production of diverse, mass marketable fashion products, including creating specifications and costing. FT Apparel Design II: Couture Techniques. Advanced pattern drafting and construction techniques using couture techniques. Emphasis on advanced finishing details and custom fitting. FT History of Costume. A study of clothing for women, men and children in the Western hemisphere from prehistoric times to the present. Social, economic, technological, and cultural contexts examined for the evolution and succession of styles. FT New York Study Tour. Financial Institutions and the Economics of the Fashion Industry. FT Draping and Couture Techniques. Drafting and draping techniques applied to complex design problems. Advanced pattern drafting and construction using couture techniques. Original design sketches translated from muslin drape to finished garment using contemporary and couture production methods. FT Fashion Portfolio Development. Development of the portfolio containing original design work, flats and specifications, photographs, and available trend resources. Focus on professional layout and production of work for design presentations. Finished illustration techniques are emphasized using various media. FT Seasonal Collections. A capstone course including the synthesis of design concepts and construction methods in the development of seasonal collections for the fashion industry. Focus is on forecast, marketability, and original design concepts translated through illustrations and construction of garments; documentation of forecast and market demographics. FT Computer Aided Design. Computer pattern making tools and techniques mastered through development of basic blocks to be used in conjunction with working sketches in developing advanced apparel designs; includes grading, marking, and plotting. FT Tailored Design. Overview of current industry tailoring production methods. Application of methods and techniques used in mass production and traditional tailoring for women's and men's suiting and outerwear. FT Fashion Event Planning and Production. Development and production of promotional and special fashion events including fashion shows, exhibitions, displays, and other activities. Teaching and application focus on professional presentation styles and industry-driven approaches to promotion. Concepts of time and resource management are taught and applied. Prerequisites: Dragoo 5 FT 1003, FT 2033, and Junior standing. May be repeated once for credit. One lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours. FT Independent Study. Topic of individual or professional interest is studied intensively. FT Internship. Work-study experience arranged between (1) the University, (2) student, and (3) a business, government agency, organization, or association. Fosters the transference of knowledge and skill learned in the classroom into abilities required for successful performance in a career. FT Internship. Work-study experience arranged between (1) the University, (2) student, and (3) a business, government agency, organization, or association. Fosters the transference of knowledge and skill learned in the classroom into abilities required for successful performance in a career. Graduate Classes FT History of Twentieth Century Costume. The study of the history of fashion beginning with the end of the nineteenth century continuing to the present, including works of Charles Worth through current couture and mass market designers. FT Fashion Portfolio. Development of the professional teaching and illustrative portfolio. Focus on professional academic and industry-based layout for design presentations. Illustration techniques, design work, flats and specifications, and photography are emphasized. FT Analysis of Pattern Design. A comprehensive overview of pattern-making in the design industry through evaluation and application to manufactured product. FT Individual Study. Intensive study of a topic of individual or professional interest in fashion and textiles. FT Research in Clothing and Fashion and Textiles. Nature of research in the field; criteria for planning research investigation and development of proposals; methods and techniques applicable to the individual s research problem. FT Internship. Work-study experience arranged between the University; a student; and a business, government agency, organization, or association. Fosters the transference of knowledge and skill learned in the classroom into a career. FT Professional Paper. Development and implementation of individual writing and/or design project. Includes presentation and defense of project. FT 5983 and FT Thesis. FT Industry Pattern Design. The fashion industry approach to flat patterns. Design room practices, adaptive patternmaking methods, and concepts of grading and marking. FT Individual Study. Advanced study of a specific topic relative to individual interest in fashion and textiles. FT Research in Fashion and Textiles. Selection and study of an individual research problem in a specific area of fashion and textiles; investigative design; utilization of various evaluation techniques. Dragoo 6 FT 6983 and FT Dissertation. Professional Publications and/or Creative Achievements Refereed Publications Paper sand Abstracts Dragoo, S. (2013). Pattern grading approaches Assessment of grade rules and fit as applied to merchandise [abstract]. Accepted for publication in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Dragoo, S. (2013). How fashion innovation impacts perceptions and behaviors toward sustainability of college students [abstract]. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers. Dragoo, S., & Magie, A. (2013). Blending fashion forecasting, trend inspiration and design, and event planning with community innovation. [abstract]. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers. Dragoo, S., & Adair, M. (2012). How sustainability affects fashion behaviors, attitudes and perceptions of college students [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Dragoo, S. (2012). Illustrating learning while mentoring teaching [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Yang, E., Dragoo, S., & Young, D. (2012). Merchandising skills needed by fashion design graduates [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Magie, A.A., Young, D.D. & Dragoo, S.L. (2012). Is service learning really Twice as Nice? [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Magie, A.A., Young, D.D. & Dragoo, S.L. (2012). The global connections project, version 2.0. Continuing the focus on understanding global concepts and cultural diversities [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers, October Dragoo, S. L. (2012). Teaching the heart of design through partnership [abstract]. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers. Dragoo, S. L. (2011). Applying technical construction and design skills with community minded application [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers. Yang, E., & Dragoo, S. L. (2011). Industry knowledge needed by fashion design graduates: Focus on merchandising [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers. Yang, E., & Dragoo, S. L. (2011). Technical skills needed by fashion design graduates: Focus on patternmaking techniques [abstract]. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual of Refereed Papers. Yang, E., Dragoo, S., & Young, D. (2011). Patternmaking techniques needed by fashion design graduates [abstract]. American Association of Family and Consumer Science Annual of Refereed Papers. Dragoo 7 Yang, E., Dragoo, S., & Young, D. (2011). Technical skills needed by fashion design graduates: Focus on patternmaking techniques [abstract]. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Dragoo, S. L. & Rylander, D. (2011). Translating Business Into Fashion A Student Organization Project With A Community Outreach. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, accepted for publication. Dragoo, S. L. (March, 2011). Neo Anthology - Fashionable Literary Interpretations. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, accepted for publication. Young, D, Dragoo, S. L. & Magie, A. (2011). Collaboration Between University FCS Faculty and Texas 4-H: Teaching Fashion Storyboard Production. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, accepted for publication. Magie, A., Young, D, & Dragoo, S. L. (2011). What Fashion Information Sources Do Teens Use. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, accepted for publication. Magie, A., Young, D, & Dragoo, S. L. (2011). Investigating the Lifestyle Preferences of Teens. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, accepted for publication. Young, D. D., Dragoo, S. L, & Magie, A. A. (2010) The example board strategy for teaching presentation board production. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 62, in press. Yang, E., & Dragoo, S. L. (2010). Computer Learning as Part of the Fashion Design Curriculum: Up- Dating the Perspective. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 62, in press. Yang, E., & Dragoo, S. L. (2010). Technical Skills Needed by Fashion Design Graduates: Focus on Patternmaking Techniques. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 62, in press. Yang, E., & Dragoo, S. L. (2010). Experiential Learning Experiences Needed by Fashion Design Graduates. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 62, in press. Dragoo, S. L. (March, 2010). Creative Classroom Applications Gleaned from Contemporary Teen Influences. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual of Refereed Papers, p Schmidt, H., Forehand, M., & Dragoo, S. L. (2010). NeoAnthology. Target Market Mounted Gallery. Abstract and Photo published in the Annual Design Catalog for the International Textile and Apparel Association. Magie, A. A., Young, D. D., & Dragoo, S. L. (2010). The relationship of fashion involvement to browsing and buying partners among teen consumers. Submitted for consideration of publication in the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Dragoo 8 Magie, A. A., Young, D. D., & Dragoo, S. L. (2009). The relationship of fashion involvement to browsing and buying partners among teen consumers. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Dragoo, S. L. & Young, D. (2007). Institutional planning, assessment, and effectiveness part I: A model plan for a fashion design program. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 59, on-line. Dragoo, S. L. & Young, D. (2007). Applying for the position: A real-life experience. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, 59, on-line. You
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