Davis

 

Rebecca L. Davis

Associate  Professor, Department of Art  

 

Education

 

Ph.D., Textiles, University of Maryland, College Park MD

            Dissertation: Mechanism of Formaldehyde Extraction from Fabrics Treated with

            DMDHEU Durable Press Resin

 

B.S., Textiles, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

 

Professional Activities

            A.  Publications and Presentations

 

Davis, R.L., and Tuntland, C.  "Textiles Handbook," Plycon Press, Redondo Beach, CA, 1996.

 

Publication:  Tuntland, C., Davis, R. and Ledwith, B.  "Articulation:  A Tool for Responsible Program Development", Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), pp. 59 - 61 (1991).

 

Presented at and led session on Articulation at ITAA annual meeting, San Francisco CA, November 1991 (with C. Tuntland).

 

 

            B.  Participation in professional activities

 

Member, International Textile and Apparel Association.

Co-chair, Design Competition and Exhibition, 1995 ITAA International annual meeting, Pasadena CA.

Member, Steering Committee, 1995 ITAA International annual meeting.

 

Member, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

 

Member, The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

 

Member, Textile Museum Associates of Southern California

 

 

University Activities

 

Fall 1998

 

1994 - 1995

Principal Advisor, Department of Art

Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, School of Arts and Letters

Member, Instructional and Student Affairs Committee, Department of Art

 

 

June 1990 - December 1993

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Studies and Consumer Sciences,

California State University at Los Angeles

            Taught courses in introductory and advanced textiles, textile performance, graduate research methods, introductory design and apparel assembly.

            Part of team that built Fashion & Textiles program from approximately 25 to 100 majors       in less than 4 years.

 

            1993 - 1994

                    Member, Art Department Advising Committee (appointed 1 - 94)

                    Member, Art Department Instructional and Student Affairs Committee (1- 94)

                    Thesis / Project Advisor for an Apparel Design Master's student.

 

            1992 - 1993

                     Chair, Departmental Undergraduate Committee

                     Member, School Undergraduate Committee

                     Principal Undergraduate Advisor, FSCS Department

                    Advisor, University Academic Advisement and Information Center.

                    Thesis / Project Advisor for an Apparel Design Master's student.

 

            1991 - 1992

                    Chair, Departmental Undergraduate Committee.

                    Chair, School Undergraduate Committee.

                    Principal Undergraduate Advisor, FSCS Department

                    Advisor, University Academic Advisement and Information Center.

                    Thesis / Project Advisor for an Apparel Design Master's student.

 

            1990 - 1991

                     Member, Departmental Graduate Studies Committee.

                     Member, Thesis Committee for three Master's students.

 

 

Professional Textile Experience

 

January 1988 - May 1990

Manager, Western Region, E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co., Los Angeles, CA

Safety and Environmental Services:  Managed marketing and administration of industrial safety and environmental consulting services business in 13 western states.

 

July 1984 - December 1988

Marketing Specialist, E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co., New York, NY

Textile Fibers Department:  Marketing and direct sales of textile fibers to the apparel industry.

 

September 1982 - June 1984

Research Chemist, E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE

Textile Fibers Department:  Developed new variants of nylon yarns for the apparel market.  Conducted internal, customer, and consumer evaluations of product acceptability.

 

January 1978 - August 1982

Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Conducted laboratory research on degradation of durable press finishes.

 

Winter 1977

Research Assistant, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Investigated cleaning methods for metallic threads in historic textiles.

 

Special Recognition

 

1994

Awarded CSULA Affirmative Action Grant to write Textile Handbook

 

 

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