Professor honored by international textile/apparel group

photo of Nancy Miller
Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller, professor and head of CSU’s Department of Design and Merchandising, has received the highest award bestowed by the International Textile and Apparel Association for her significant contributions to the field of textiles and clothing and service to the organization.

ITAA named Miller a Fellow at its annual 2014 meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Honorees are selected by their peers.

The ITAA published the following about Miller’s many contributions to the field:

“Nancy Miller has made numerous contributions to the field of textiles and clothing through research involving small businesses and entrepreneurship, rural marketplace exchange, family-owned businesses, minority owned businesses, business networks, older consumers, and international marketing of apparel products. She is the author of over 50 journal publications and has received $1.9M in funding for multi-state, multi-disciplinary research from agencies such as USDA’s National Research Initiative, Fund for Rural America, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Miller’s research is integrated with teaching and outreach in a variety of ways. She has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Apparel Merchandising with emphasis on small business and entrepreneurship opportunities. Research findings have served independent apparel store owners in rural communities, and several former students have started small apparel store businesses. Dr. Miller was recognized by the International Textile and Apparel Association as the 2010 Pearson Prentice Hall Lecturer for Outstanding Contributions to the Field. She has served ITAA as the VP of Publications, Clothing and Textile Research Journal Associate Editor for Consumer Behavior and Theory, and has given leadership to a variety of ITAA committees.”

ITAA is the global organization of textile and apparel scholars.