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St. Kate's professor recognized as "New Achiever"

Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Anupama Pasricha will be honored nationally in June.
Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Anupama Pasricha will be honored nationally in June.
Photo by Marian Dombrock.

Anupama Pasricha, Ph.D., was recently selected by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) to receive the New Achievers Award.

This prestigious national award was introduced to recognize emerging professionals who have shown potential for making significant contributions in the field of family and consumer sciences. Pasricha will be honored at the 102nd AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, June 23-25.  

Pasricha earned her masters in education in 2005 and her doctorate in 2010 from the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Leadership Academy at Iowa State University, Ames.

Currently an assistant professor in the Family and Consumer Science program at St. Kate's, Pasricha is an advocate for a tenet of family and consumer sciences — sustainability — and has focused her scholarship and teaching practice on environmental, social and economic sustainability within the specialization of fashion and apparel.  

Her doctoral research focused on exploring the meaning of sustainability in the textiles and apparel discipline and prospects for curriculum enhancement. Her research presentations include “Going green” at the Midwest Regional AAFCS Conference and two presentations at the AAFCS National Conference: “An integrative and interpretive analysis of the literature on ecological literacy and sustainability among college students majoring in fashion and apparel” and “Redesigning fashion and apparel curriculum to incorporate sustainability,” which she co-presented.

She has also presented at international conferences, including the Sixth International Conference of Consumer Citizen Network Conference in Berlin and the International Textiles and Apparel Association 2010 Annual Conference in Montreal.  

Pasricha’s practice and research has been published in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Kappa Omicron Nu Forum and the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. In addition, she has been a peer reviewer for International Journal of Consumer Studies since 2006.

At the June AAFCS conference in Phoenix, Pasricha will also lead a session and discussion on “Improving Students' Multicultural Competency through Service Learning.”   

May 19, 2011 by Marian Dombrock

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