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Studio Artist and Workshop Leader

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2020-Editor, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice
2014- Professor Emerita, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986-2014
2014-2018 External Relations Director: Textile Society of America, Newsletter editor
1996-2014 Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Director
2010- Co-chair of Textile Society of America 12th Biennial Symposium, Lincoln, NE October 6-9, 2010


1983 M.F.A., Honors Exhibition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
1979 B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

2014 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, Baroda, India (nine months)
2009 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, Baroda, India (four months)
2002 Winterthur Museum and Library Residential Fellowship
2002 Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World
2001 Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowship
2001 McDonald’s Spirit of Service Award, University of Nebraska
1999 Shades of Leadership University of Nebraska Culture Center Award
1997 Women’s Artist Award, Lincoln/Lancaster Women’s Commission
1995 Nebraska Arts Council Master Artist Fellowship
1995 Norwegian Marshall Fund Fellowship

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