Dr. Sherry Schofield was awarded the 2017 prestigious ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association) Fellow Award. She is a professor in the Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development. Dr. Schofield has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of textiles and apparel and service to the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).
The criteria for selection as ITAA Fellow include significant contributions through teaching excellence, ongoing professional development, significant research or creative scholarship, scope and breadth of professional presentations, and exceptional service to ITAA. Professor Schofield has established a record of accomplishments that clearly meet these criteria.
Dr. Sherry Schofield is nationally and internationally recognized for fashion design and creative scholarship, as well as for research focusing on self and identity, body image, theory development, rural retailing, and textiles. Dr. Schofield has shared her work through national and international exhibitions, some 30 refereed and invited presentations, and 50 peer-reviewed research publications and abstracts from peer-reviewed presentations and exhibitions.
Professor Schofield’s contributions to the International Textile and Apparel Association include service in a variety of leadership roles, including President, President-elect, Counselor, and Vice-President for Scholarship.
About the International Textile and Apparel Association:
ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. ITAA welcomes professionals employed in those fields who wish to join with members of the Association in the pursuit of knowledge, interchange of ideas, and dissemination of knowledge through meetings, special events, and publications. ITAA promotes the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and is a primary resource for its members in strengthening leadership and service to society.