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Dr. Melinda Adams

Full Professor Fashion Management Office Location: JB 217 Phone: (210) 805-1204

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
Masters of Business Administration, Marketing

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Adult Education
Dissertation Title: “Defining Creative Scholarship and Identifying Criteria
For Evaluating Creative Scholarship Using a Modified Delphi Technique”

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Master of Science
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences
Concentration: Textiles and Merchandising
Thesis Title: “Viewer’s Perception of Wearable Art”

University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science
Major: Human Resources and Family Sciences
Minor: Business
Concentration: Apparel and Textile Design

Full Professor
School of Media & Design
Fashion Management Program
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Adjunct Instructor
Fibers Department
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

Visiting Assistant Professor
College of Human Sciences
Department of Design
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Research Mentor
Upward Bound/MSIP, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Graduate Assistant
College of Agriculture
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences,
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Independent Consultant and Designer
  • Texas Hair Sheep Association
    • Designed apparel items for leather
    • Created designs
  • University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Developed “Big Al” costume
    • Created banner for annual race
    • Developed visual displays
  • Corrine Buffington, Cheyenne, Wyoming
    • Developed patterns
    • Created muslin of designs
  • Peggy Schaeffer, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Taught pattern creation
    • Assisted in creating garments
  • University of Wyoming Rodeo Team, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Created vests for new team members

Assistant Manager
Payless Shoesource
Laramie, Wyoming

Sales Associate
Wal-Mart
Laramie, Wyoming

Sales Associate
Bath & Body Works
Laramie, Wyoming

Publications

2019 Adams, M. K., Southward, L., & Pate, S. Influence of sustainable practices on
consumer purchase behavior. TAFCS Research Journal, 6(1), 20-34.

2018 Alexander, M.L. & Adams, M.K. "Technology and Studio Classes: Teaching Flat Pattern in a Digital World." The International Journal of Design Education 13 (2): 21-27. doi:10.18848/2325-128X/CGP/v13i02/21-27.

2017 Adams, M.K. & Meyer, S.S. Comparing tenure and promotion policies on creative scholarship in textile and apparel design at public and private institutions of higher education in the United States. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice Vol. 11: Iss 4.

Presentations

2019 Adams, M.K. “Working with Clients: Experiential Learning Approach to Draping.” International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, October 26 – 29, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2019 Wahl, L. & Adams, M.K. “Tech Pack Exchange 2: How well can you communicate if you are not there?” International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, October 26 – 29, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2019 Adams, M.K. & Meyer, S.M. “Learning from the Acceptance of Creative
Scholarship for Tenure/Promotion in Europe” International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, October 26 – 29, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.*

2019 Adams, M.K. & Meyer, S.M. “Creative Scholarship Acceptance:
Is it the Same in the United States and Europe?” 13th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, March 1 – 3, 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia.*

2019 Alexander, M.L. & Adams, M.K. “Choose Your Own Adventure: Service Learning Projects for Design Students.” Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning to be held January 10-12, 2019 in Austin, Texas.*

2017 Lim, H., Adams, M.K., Sanders, E., Ha-Brookshire, J., Lee, S.H., Jablon, S., & Connell, K. “Best Practices for Mentoring Graduate Students.” International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, November 15 – 18, 2017, St. Petersburg, Florida.*

2017 Wahl, L. & Adams, M.K. “Tech Pack Exchange: How well can you communicate
if you are not there?” International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, November 15 – 18, 2017, St. Petersburg, Florida.*

2017 Southward, L., Blaylock, K., Adams, M.K., & Pate, S. “Interview Impressions:
Clothing & Footwear Perceptions of Clients When Hiring a Financial Advisor.” American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, June 25 – 28, 2017, Dallas, Texas.*

2017 Southward, L., Blaylock, K., Adams, M.K., & Pate, S. “Interview Impressions:
Clothing & Footwear Perceptions of Millennials and Prospective Employers.” American Collegiate Retailing Association Conference, March 29 – April 1, 2017, St. Paul/Bloomington Minnesota.*

2017 Adams, M.K. & Meyer, S.M. “Creative Scholarship in Textile and Apparel
Design between Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education in the United States.” 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, March 2 – 4, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.*

2017 Alexander, M.L. & Adams, M.K. "Technology and Studio Classes: Teaching Flat Pattern in a Digital World.” 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, March 2 – 4, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.*

Exhibits

2020 Adams, M.K. “Cocooned Together” Hoffman Challenge Art Gallery, Sponsored
by Hoffman Fabrics, June 2020 – May 2021*

2018 Adams, M.K. “Green Patch” Traveling Exhibit, Sponsored by Hoffmann Fabrics,
September 2018 – 2019.*

2017 Adams, M.K. “Have a Vase” Traveling Exhibit, Sponsored by
Hoffmann Fabrics, September 2017 – 2018.*

  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • Cultural & Industry Study Tour Committee, Chair 2019 - present
  • Co-chair of Volunteer Committee for National conference 2014
  • Curator of Mounted Exhibit, National Conference, 2007 – 2009
  • Design Committee 2007 - present
  • Peacock Silk Design Competition Committee 2008 - 2010
  • 2009 Conference Committee
  • 2008 Conference Committee
  • Reviewer of Research Papers, National Conference, 2007
  • Board Member, 2006–2007
  • Publicity Committee Chair, 2006–2007
  • Curator-In-Training, Mounted Exhibit, National Conference, 2007
  • Assistant Curator, Mounted Exhibit, National Conference, 2006
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2006-2008
  • Graduate Education Committee 2007
  • Reviewer of Graduate Papers, National Conference, 2006
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Community Leader, Apparel, Textiles, & Design, 2007–2010
  • Chair, Art & Design Division, 2006–2007
  • Senator, Art & Design Division, 2006
  • Chair-elect, Art & Design Division, 2005-2006
  • Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Vice President Elect of Professional Development 2020-2021
  • Vice President of Development 2009 - 2010
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron Home Economics Honor Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honor Society
  • Kappa Omicron Nu
  • President Elect of Board of Directors 2020 - 2021
  • Presidential Teaching Award Nominee, University of the Incarnate Word
  • John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching as a Graduate Assistant, University of Wyoming
  • 2019- present Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, SMD representative
  • 2019- present Chair, SMD Curriculum Committee
  • 2019 – present Chair, SMD Rank & Tenure Committee
  • 2019 – 2019 At-Large Faculty Senate representative (Spring 2019 only)
  • 2015 – 2017 Faculty Handbook Review Committee
  • 2014 – 2018 Faculty Affairs Committee
  • 2014 – 2018 Mentor for SMD tenure track faculty
  • 2016 – 2016 Search Committee Member for Communication Arts
  • 2015 – 2016 Search Committee Member for Dreeben School of Education
  • 2014 – 2015 Chair of Search Committee for Interior Design
  • 2013 – 2013 Search Committee Member for Dreeben School of Education
  • 2013 – 2014 Green Education Committee
  • 2013- 2014 Faculty Advisor, Fashion Society
  • 2013 – 2015 Honors Council, SMD representative
  • 2012 – 2014 University Rank and Tenure Committee
  • 2010 – 2012 Faculty Affairs Committee
  • 2010 – 2015 Honors Thesis Advisor
  • 2009–present Kappa Omicron Nu Chi Chapter, Co-Faculty advisor
  • 2009–present Honors Program, Advisor for Fashion Management
  • 2009–2010 First Year Faculty Mentor
  • 2008–2010 Search Committee Member for the Dean of the School of Interactive Media and Design
  • 2009 FMGT Department Search Committee Member
  • 2008 FMGT Department Search Committee Member
  • 2008 Advising Committee
  • 2007–2009 Faculty Senate, SIMD representative
  • 2007–2008 First Year Faculty Mentor
  • 2007 FMGT Department Search Committee Chair
  • 2007 FMGT Department Search Committee member
  • 2006–2009 Fashion Society, Faculty Advisor
  • 2006–present Faculty Mentor, First Year Engagement
  • 2005–2014 Red Dress Event Committee Co-Chair of Committee 2007–2012
  • 2005–2006 QEP Orientation Task Force Committee, Chair of Faculty Subcommittee
  • Spring 2005 SIMD Honors Convocation Committee
  • 2005–2006 First Year Engagement Faculty Group