Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Rinn McLellan Cloud


Rinn M. Cloud, Ph.D., Department Chair

 

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Textile Science

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

Telephone: (254)710-6266

 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

 

Office: 117 Goebel Building

Mailing Address:

 

  • One Bear Place #97346

     

     

    Waco, TX 76798

     

 

Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Greensboro

     

  • M.S. Purdue University

     

  • B.S. Louisiana State University

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

Associations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

     

  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • International Textile and Apparel Association (Vice President of Publications)
  • Industrial Fabrics Association International

 

 

 

 

Background:

With educational preparation in both textile science and apparel design, Dr. Cloud has worked in the area of textile product performance at Louisiana State University, Virginia Tech and Florida State University where she held the Margaret Sitton Professorship in Human Sciences and served as department chair for 11 years. Her research focuses on the health and comfort aspects of a variety of functional fabrics and task-specific garments. She studies the influence of human factors and environmental attributes on protective clothing for agricultural workers, medical personnel and police/military personnel. Her work also extends to garments for dance, sports and posture support.

 

 

 

 

Research:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Technological advances in fibers and fabrics

     

  • Sustainability in the textile industry

     

  • Textile product development

     

  • Garment specifications and tech packs