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Oklahoma State University

Lynn Boorady

Lynn Boorady

Department Head/Professor

431 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-5049

lynn.m.boorady@okstate.edu

Education

Degree   Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  College of Human and Environmental Sciences; Textile & Apparel Management 
M.P.S.  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY College of Human Ecology; Textiles and Apparel
B.A. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA      School of Arts and Sciences; Theater Arts, Cum Laude    

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Lin, S.H., Lai, G. and Boorady, L.M. (2019). An exploratory Study to use VitalSigns for monitoring fire fighters. Materials Today: Proceedings (Accepted).

Lin, S.H., Boorady, L.M. and Chang, C.P. (2016) Preparation of firefighting hood for cooling Phase Change materials. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 6(10), 13 – 16. http://www.ijera.com/pages/v6no10(v3).html 

Boorady, L. M. (December, 2015). Bunker gear for fire fighters: Does it fit today’s firefighters?Journal of Textile, Apparel and Technology Management, 9(3), 1-15. http://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/article/view/7916

Park, H., Park, J., Lin, S-H. and Boorady, L.M. (July 2014). Assessment of Firefighters’ Needs for Personal Protective Equipment. Fashion and Textiles. Springer Publishing: New York. (23 citations) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40691-014-0008-3#

Boorady, L.M. (2014). Shape and sizing of apparel for overweight or obese consumers. Chapter 14 in Designing apparel for consumers: The impact of body shape and size. Serge Carrier, Marie-Eve Faust and Francis Dodds (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing: London. DOI: 10.1533/ 9781782422150.2.153 (2 citation)

Boorady, L. M., Barker, J., Lin, S-H., Lee, Y-A., Cho, E. & Ashdown, S. P.(2013) Exploration of Firefighter Bunker Gear Part 2: Assessing the Needs of the Female Firefighter. Journal of Textile, Apparel and Technology Management, 8(2), 1-12. (6 citations)
http://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/issue/view/51

Barker, J., Boorady, L. M., Lee, Y-A., Lin, S-H, Cho, E. & Ashdown, S. P. (2013)Exploration of Firefighter Turnout Gear Part 1: Identifying Male Firefighter User Needs. Journal of Textile, Apparel and Technology Management, 8(1), 1-13. (24 citations) http://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/article/view/3762

Barker, J.F., Boorady, L.M., and Ashdown, S.P., (2013, January). Signaling Protection: The Use and Function of Color in Firefighter Clothing. In Color and Design, Eds. Marilyn DeLong and Barbara Martinson. Bloomsbury Publishing: NY. (1 citation)

Barker, J., Boorady, L.M., Lin, S-H., Lee, Y-A, Esponnette, B. & Ashdown, S.P. (2012). Assessing user needs and perceptions of firefighter PPE. In Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: 9th Volume, Emerging Issues and Technologies. Ed. A. M. Shepherd. ASTM International: West Conshohocken, PA. (16 citations)

Boorady, L.M. (2011, December). Functional Clothing: Principles of Fit. Indian Journal for Fibre and Textile Research (IJFTR). 36, 344-347.(23 citations)

Boorady, L.M., Hawley, J. & Schofield, N.A. (2011, Oct-Dec). Using animated graphics as a teaching tool in patternmaking: A comparison of methods. International Journal of Information Communication and Technology Education (IJICTE) 28(7), 4, pp. 11-23. (1 citation)

Boorady, L.M., Ashdown, S.P., Haise, C. and Rucker, M. (2009). Protective Clothing for Pesticide Applicators: A Multimethod Needs Assessment. Journal of Textile, Apparel and Technology Management. 6(2) (5 citations)

Boorady, L.M. (2006). Impact Protection Equipment for Female Ice Hockey Players. Research Journal for Textiles and Apparel, Special issue on Protective Clothing Research, 10(4). (2 citations)

Boorady, L.M. and Hawley, J.M.  (2008). The Wonders of Technology: Teaching Becomes Virtual. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Special Focus Issue on the Future, 26(2).  (10 citations)

Ashdown, S.P. and Boorady, L.M. (1993, December) Re-Creating History for Children: An Apparel Reproduction Project. Ars Textrina, 20, 133-156

Presentations

PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

Ha-Brookshire, J., Rudd, N. Morris, K., Ellington, T., Boorady, L.M., Chattaraman, V. & Lennon, S. (2019). Inter-generational Mentorship”. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Boorady, L.M. (August 2019) Modernizing Boro: Upcycling clothing with a past. Sustainability in Fashion, Regent's University London & ITAA Joint Conference. [Accepted]

Hall, N. & Boorady, L.M. (August 2019) Sustainable decision-making guide for 1st year apparel design students. Sustainability in Fashion, Regent's University London & ITAA Joint Conference. [Accepted]

Lin, S.H., Boorady, L.M. & Lai, C.I. (December 2018). An Exploratory Study to use VitalSigns for Monitoring Fire Fighters Health. Shape Memory Applications, Research and Technology (SMART) Conference Proceedings, Extended abstract, 2,616 words. Hong Kong.

Boorady, L.M. & Hall, N. (November 2018). Cross Culture Education: Sustainability and Slow Fashion. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Cleveland, OH.

Plummer, B., Boorady, L.M. & Townsend, C. (November 2018). Interconnect: A Double Collaboration. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Cleveland, OH.

Boorady, L.M., Ha-Brookshire, J., Hawley, J., Sanders, E., Rees, K., Norum, P. & Ulrich, P. (2018) How Service can help your academic career. Workshop. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Cleveland, OH.

Ha-Brookshire, J., Rudd, N., Morris, K., Ellington, T., Boorady, L.M., Chattaraman, V. Lennon, S. and Reed, K. (2018). Intergenerational Mentorship. Workshop. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Cleveland, OH.

Emerson, G., Boorady, L.M. & Hall, N. (March 16-17, 2018). The Connect Project. Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference Proceedings, Extended abstract, 3132 word count. New York City, NY.

Boorady, L.M. (2018). The sizing of bunker gear for the U.S. male population. Functional Textiles & Clothing Conference. Delhi, India

Hall, N. and Boorady, L.M. (2018). Rediscovering Slow Fashion: The use of traditional crafts to encourage sustainable practices. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) International Conference. Delhi, India. (1 citation)

Boorady, L.M. (2017).  Global Engagement: The fashion industry in Vietnam. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

Ha-Brookshire, J., Rudd, N., Morris, K., Ellington, T., Boorady, L.M., Chattaraman, V. Lennon, S. and Reed, K. (2017). Intergenerational Mentorship. Workshop. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

Boorady, L.M., Hall, N., Ledbury, J. and Emerson, G. (2016). The long-term impacts of a sustainability-focused short-term study abroad program. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Vancouver, British Columbia. (83.6% acceptance rate) (2 citations)

Lin, S.-H., Boorady, L.M., Chang, C.-P. and Ashdown, S.P. (2016). Fire fighter hood for cooling by exploring phase change materials. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Vancouver, British Columbia. (74.5% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L. M. and Lin, S-H. (September 2016). The design fire retardant textile products: An exploration of design characteristics. The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan.

Chang, C. P., Lin, S-H., Boorady, L. M. and Ashdown, S. P. (September 2016). Exploring Phase Change materials in gloves to regulate body temperature. The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan. (1 citation)

Lin, S-H. and Boorady, L.M. (September 2016). Protective apparel design for household fire incidents. The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan. Butcher Design proceedings 8, 214 – 217. (1 citation)

Emerson, G., Hall, N., Boorady, L.M. and Ledbury, J. (July 2016). CONNECT Project:  The re-localization and co-location of small fashion enterprises as a model for a future sustainable business. Producing Fashion: Made in Vietnam Colloquia. Sponsored by RMIT, Melbourne; London College of Fashion, London; Doman Academy, Milan; Institute Francais de la Mode, Paris and Parsons The New School for Design, NYC. Published in the Proceedings of the RMIT-Vietnam Fashion Colloquia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Boorady, L. M. and Polvinen, E. (April 2016). Design with a Purpose: Virtually Fitted, Digitally Printed Engineered Garments with Underlay/Overlay Repeats. Proceedings of the Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals AATCC International Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Boorady, L.M., Ledbury, J., Hall, N., Webster, K., Emerson, G., and Du, B.(November 2015). CONNECT Project: A global learning experience on sustainability in the fashion industry.Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Santa Fe, NM. (53% acceptance rate) Awarded Paper of Distinction.

Boorady, L.M., Polvinen, E. and Needham, D. (November 2015). Strategic Illusions: Collaborative teaching project. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Santa Fe, NM. (53% acceptance rate) http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/itaa_proceedings/2015/

Boorady, L.M., Rees, K.L. and Welters, L, (November 2015) Managing your Academic Career. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Santa Fe, NM.

Lin, S.H., Boorady, L.M., Ashdown, S.P. and Chang, C.P. (November 2015). Exploring phase change materials in firefighter hood for cooling. Proceedings of the 13th Asian Textile Conference, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Boorady, L.M., Leonas, K., Bastow-Shoop, H., Hegland, J. and Burns, L. (October, 2014). Special Topics Session: Leaning towards leadership. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Charlotte, NC.

Boorady, L.M. and Polvinen, E. (October, 2014)Transformational creases: Collaborative teaching project. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Charlotte, NC.

Boorady, L.M., Zhang Bo and Bajus, J. (October, 2014) Teaching Chinese Tie Dye to American Students: Bridging the Culture Gap Through Shared Experiences. Proceedings of the 2014 International Textile and Apparel Association-Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles Joint Symposium Proceedings. Charlotte, NC.

Boorady, L.M. (October, 2013) Incorporating Service Learning in the Fashion Curriculum. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. New Orleans, LA.

Leonas, K., Boorady, L.M., Bye, M., Hawley, J., Miller, N. (October, 2013). Special Topics Session – Getting Tenure. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. New Orleans, LA.

Polvinen, E. and Boorady, L.M. (November, 2012) 2D/3D Digital and Real Flamingo Pua-inspired Product Prototype Exploration.  Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Honolulu, HI.

Boorady, L.M. (November, 2011) The anthropometrics of junior sizing: Does the size fit the population? Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Boorady, L.M., Polvinen, E. and Brinson, D. (November, 2011) Using multiple courses to simulate product development and the use of Second World. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Barker, J., Boorady, L.M., Lin, S.H., Young, A.L. (June, 2011) Assessing user needs and perceptions of firefighter gear. Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies. ASTM International. Anaheim, CA.

Boorady, L. M. (October, 2010) Anthropometrical studies and the sizing of the Civil War U. S. Army uniforms. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Montreal, Canada. (50% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L. M. (October, 2010) Embracing Technology in the Classroom. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Montreal, Canada. (50% acceptance rate)

Barker, J., Boorady, L.M., Lin, S.H., Young, A.L. (October, 2010) Fire Fighter Bunker Gear: A Needs Assessment of Female Fire Fighters. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Montreal, Canada. (50% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (October, 2009). Self-directed learning: A student centered product development project. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Bellevue, WA. (54% acceptance rate)

Barker, J., Young, A.L., Boorady, L.M., Ashdown, S.P. and Lin, S.H. (October, 2009).Firefighter Turnout Gear: Assessment of User Needs. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Bellevue, WA. (54% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M., Ashdown, S.P. and Rucker, M. (June, 2009) Protective Clothing for Pesticide Applicators: A Multimethod Needs Assessment. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference for Protective Clothing. Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Boorady, L.M. (June, 2009) Impact Protection Equipment for Female Ice Hockey Players. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference for Protective Clothing. Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Boorady, L.M. and Schofield, N.A. (November, 2008) Why don’t the clothes fit? – Part 2: Implications in women’s pants sizing from Size USA data on Hip minus Waist difference. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Schaumburg, IL. (60% acceptance rate)

Schofield, N.A. and Boorady, L.M. (November, 2008) Why don’t the clothes fit? – Part 1: Implications of torso sizing for women from SizeUSA data on hip minus bust difference. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Schaumburg, IL. (60% acceptance rate)

Schofield, N.A., Boorady, L.M. and Barnhart, C. (June 2008) Using the Newest Technologies: Body Scanning and 3D Modeling to Address Issues with Sizing and Fit of Clothing for Women. Proceedings of the AAFCS 99th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI. (Educational Session offering 1.5 CPU’s)

Boorady, L.M. (November, 2007). Teaching Multicultural Awareness Through Fit And Design Practices. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Los Angeles, CA.

Eckman, M., Littrell, M., Hawley, J.M., Boorady, L.M., Bastow-Shoop, H., Pederson, E., and Evanston, S. (November, 2007). Fabric of Indian Life: Expanding Faculty International Expertise Through a Fulbright-Hays and ITAA Sponsored Group project. Special Topics session. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Los Angeles, CA. Available online.

Schofield, N.A. and Boorady, L.M. (November, 2007) Preliminary Evaluation of SizeUSA (2003) Data Using O’Brien and Shelton’s (1941) Statistical Methods. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Los Angeles, CA.

Minard, J., Boorady, L.M. and Wilson, L. (November, 2007). Junior Sizing: It’s not about how old you are! Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Los Angeles, CA.

Boorady, L.M. (November, 2006). Teaching Design: A Global Approach.  Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. San Antonio, TX.

Boorady, L.M. and Hawley, J.M. (November 5, 2006). Patternmaking: Students Characteristics that Spell Success. Jolly, L. Coordinator. Research Agenda 2010: Forging new directions and partnerships. Special topics session. Proceedings for the International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting. San Antonio, TX

Boorady, L.M. and Hawley, J.M. (November, 2006). Patternmaking: Student Characteristics That Spell Success. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. San Antonio, TX.

Boorady, L.M. (September, 2006) “Patterning the past: Children’s historical garments in today’s sizes”. Proceedings of the Costume Society of America regional conference, Kansas City, MO

Boorady, L.M. (November, 2005) “Using Animated Graphics as a Learning Tool in Patternmaking: A Comparison of Teaching Methods”. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Alexandria, VA

Boorady, L.M. (November, 2005) “Patternmaking in Cyberspace: Animation in the Design Classroom”. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Alexandria, VA

Boorady, L.M. (2003) “Teaching Computer-Aided Design through Practical Experience”, Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Savannah, GA

Boorady, L.M. (August, 2002) “Community Outreach and Recruiting for the Textile and Fashion Department”.  Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. New York City, NY.

Boorady, L.M. (June, 2001) "Consumer Attitudes and Awareness in Mass Customization".  Proceedings of the KSCT/ITAA Joint World Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

Ashdown, S.P. and Boorady, L.M. (June, 1993) “Re-Creating History: Teaching Children about the Past Using Apparel Reproductions”.  Eleventh Conference on Textiles, Ars Textrina, Madison, WI.

Boorady, L.M. (November, 1992) “Clothing to Provide Lower Body Protection for Women Ice Hockey Players”.  United States Olympic Sports Equipment and Technology Quadrennial Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP  (® = Juried)

Boorady, L.M. (2016). Frayed Elegance”, Costume Society of America Juried Design Exhibition, 2016 National Symposium, Cleveland, OH ® (50% acceptance rate) (2 citations)

Boorady, L.M. (2015). “Frayed Elegance”, International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM ® (41.7% acceptance rate) http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/itaa_proceedings/2015/

Polvinen, E. and Boorady, L.M.  (2012) “Flamingo Pua II”, International Textile and Apparel Association Live Design Exhibit, Honolulu, HI ® (37% acceptance rate)

Polvinen, E. and Boorady, L.M.  (2012) “Flamingo Pua VI”, International Textile and Apparel Association Live Design Exhibit, Honolulu, HI ® (37% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (2008) “Sealed with The Kiss”, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Art and Design Showcase ® (30% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (2005) “Snyder’s Visions”, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Art and Design Showcase ® (30% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (2004) “Weaver’s Delight, Take 2”, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Art and Design Showcase ® (30% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (2004) “Artist’s Vision”, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Art and Design Showcase ® (30% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M. (2000) “Weaver’s Delight”, International Textile and Apparel Association Runway Show. ® (35% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M.  (1993) “Impact Protection for the Lower Body Protection of Female Ice Hockey Players”, International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibit. ® (35% acceptance rate)

Boorady, L.M.  (1992) “Clothing to Provide Lower Body Protection for Women Ice Hockey Players”, United States Olympic Sports Equipment and Technology Design Committee, First Place Winner. ® 

Boorady, L.M.  (1992) “Children:  Revisiting the Past”, International Textile and Apparel Association Static Design Exhibit. ® (35% acceptance rate)

Courses Taught

Patternmaking
Draping
Senior Collection
Global Issues
Computer Aided Design
Functional Clothing

Awards & Recognitions

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. (2018). (SUNY, NY)
International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Teaching Excellence Award. (2017).
President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. (2016). (SUNY, NY)
ESRAP (Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices) Award for Teaching. (2015).
International Textile and Apparel Association, Paper of Distinction; Sustainability Track. (2015).

Grants and/or Contracts Received

Boorady, L.M. (PI) & Shephard, A. (2019). Cotton Incorporated, Importer Support Program. Living and Learning with Cotton. $45,329. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI) & Abraham, L. (2016). Target Corporation Campus Grant Program. “Issues in Merchandising and Fashion Retailing”. $1,000. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI), DiPaola, M.B., Reid, S. & Keef, M.S. (2015) Cotton Incorporated, Importer Support Program. “Every day is a cotton day”. $27,736. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI) and Polvinen, E. (Fall, 2014). Cotton Incorporated, Product Development and Implementations Division. “Strategic Illusions”. $6,984.00 Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI) and Polvinen, E. (Spring, 2014). Cotton Incorporated, Product Development and Implementations Division. “Transformational Creases”. $6,984.00 Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (Spring, 2013). Cotton Incorporated. Product Development and Implementation Division. “Wrinkle Resistant Cotton for Women’s Dress Apparel: Use of Prints & Colors”. $4,800.00 Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (2013.) Cotton Incorporated, Importer Support Program. “Fashionable Cotton”. $17,965.00. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI) and Polvinen, E. (Fall 2012). Cotton Incorporated. Product Development and Implementation Division. “Wrinkle Resistant Cotton for Women’s Dress Apparel: Use of Prints & Colors” $3,850.00. Funded

Boorady, L.M. (PI), Abraham, L.K., Oh, K., Brinson, D. and Chizick, J. (2012). Cotton Incorporated, Importer Support Program. “Cotton: Learning the Past, Living the Present and Envisioning the Future”. $28,120. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (Spring 2012). Cotton Incorporated. “Special Topics Class 100% Wrinkle Resistant Cotton”. $3,200. Funded.

Boorady, L.M. (PI), Polvinen, E., Abraham, L.K., Searle, C.M., Oh, V., Brinson, D., and Henderson, H. (2011). Cotton Incorporated, Importer Support Program. “Buffalo State loves Cotton!”. $25,630. Funded.

Professional Memberships

International Textile and Apparel Association
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Costume Society of America
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Epsilon Pi Tau, Honorary Society for Professions in Technology
Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices   

Service Activities

International Textile and Apparel Association, VP or Operations, 2018-2021
Functional Textile & Clothing Conference, Organizing Committee, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
Journal of Fashion Industry and Education, Review Board
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Reviewer, 2015 - present

Professional Development

Visiting Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester, UK. Fall 2018
Educate the Educators Cotton in the Curriculum Workshop, June 2018
Fostering Innovation in Teaching with Technology Academy, June 2017
ITAA Study tour to Ecuador, Summer 2016
Achieving Success Through Leadership program participant, Spring 2014
Emerging College Leaders Program participant, May 2012
Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Summer 2009
Fulbright-Hays Scholar, 2006-2007

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