Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, was named chair of the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management at the university.
Laura Dunn Jolly, dean of the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University stated that “Dr. Sanders has demonstrated superb scholarship and leadership. She has a deep understanding of the department, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a vision to take the department to new heights of excellence.”
Professor Sanders joined the faculty at Iowa State in 2012. From 1990 to 2012, she served on the faculty at Colorado State University.
Professor Sanders’ research focuses on theoretical design solutions for apparel design and wearable art, social and psychological aspects of African American appearance, integration of solar technologies in apparel and soft goods, knit wear design and production, and computer-aided design and pattern making. Her work has been shown in 96 exhibitions.
Professor Sanders holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University. She earned a Ph.D. in human resources and family sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.