Cynthia L Istook
North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, USA
Dr. Cynthia L. Istook received her Bachelor′s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Clothing, and Textiles from Texas Christian University. She worked for Sanger Harris (a Federated Department store) for almost three years in the management training program as an assistant buyer and department group manager. Dr. Istook obtained a Masters degree and a Ph.D. degree from Texas Womens University. Her masters thesis research concerned the durability of Texcellana 80% Cotton- 20% Wool fabric. Research for her dissertation was centered on Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) in the apparel industry. She has taught Fashion Design at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Fashion Merchandising at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and Marketing at Texas Womens University. Dr. Istook was appointed to the NCSU faculty in the Fall of 1997 as an associate professor in the apparel management program. She teaches FTM 317-CAD for Fashion Design, FTM 497- Senior Collection Studio, TTM 515- Advanced Apparel Production, and TTM 517 Advanced CAD for FASHION. In May 2010, Dr. Istook became the first female to be promoted to Full Professor at the College of Textiles at NC State University in its 100+ year history. She is now Associate Department Head and Director of Undergraduate Programs.
Textile Design, Fashion, Mass Customization