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About Eulanda A. Sanders

Eulanda Sanders is the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University. Sanders joined the Iowa State University faculty in 2012. Since then, she has led the apparel design and product development programs, mentored graduate students and faculty members in those areas, and managed the digital apparel and textile studio. She expanded Iowa State’s doctoral program in apparel design. Since June 2016, she also served as the equity adviser in the College of Human Sciences. Her 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, of which 68 were juried, 15 invited, and 13 curated.


Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Donna R. Danielson Endowed Professor in Textiles and Clothing; Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Iowa State University
  • 2012 - 1 of 5 Nominated for the Textile Society of America (TSA) Founding Presidents Award out of 300 papers submitted for work entitled, The Politics of Textiles Used in African American Slave Clothing, for the 2012 Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium, September 19-22, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011 - Nominated Paper of Distinction International Textile & Apparel Association for work entitled, “Insight about Slave Appearance in Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” – held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contact Information

1052 LeBaron
626 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2100
Phone: 515-294-7857
Fax: 515-294-6364


ITAA Conference Proceedings (39)