Sheri L. Dragoo, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Introduction/Background:

Dr. Sheri Dragoo is Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University. Dr. Dragoo joined Baylor in August of 2019, after serving as Professor and Design Program Coordinator for Fashion Design at Texas Woman’s University for the past 21 years.  Dr. Dragoo received her Ph.D. in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She is a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and has served both organizations in numerous capacities including serving as the ITAA 2019 Annual Conference Planning Co-Chair and executive Council Member. Dr. Dragoo brings extensive industry experience in the Textiles and Apparel field, having served as the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Director of Fiber Marketing for the State of Texas for five years. She continues to work with industry partners in numerous capacities through collaborations, projects, and consultancies. Dr. Dragoo has diverse and extensive scholarly works, including juried competitions, refereed publications, grant procurement, books and peer-reviewed presentations and published abstracts.  Dr. Dragoo has a strong leadership background, having served on and led University steering committees, community organizations and boards, and committee leadership within professional organizations. She has extensive student mentorship and teaching at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.  Dr. Dragoo was honored with the TWU Distinguished Service Award for 2012 and with the Texas Tech University Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Human Sciences in 2009.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Fashion Design, Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Home Economics, Fashion Design Emphasis, Christian Heritage College

Certifications:

Certification in Economic Development, Texas A&M University, Texas Extension System

Associations:

  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Association of Consumer Sciences - Texas

Area(s) of Teaching:

  • Apparel Design and Production
  • Technology in Fashion
  • Event Planning and Production
  • Global Study

Area(s) of Research:

  • Technology in Wearable Apparel
  • Fit and Function in Performance Apparel
  • Apparel Design for Special Populations
  • Body Image, Art and Illustrative Skill
  • Innovative Applied Teaching Pedagogy

Selected Publications/Honors:

Dragoo, S. L. & Odukomaiya, Z. R. (2019, October). Designing a Cross-Curricular Student Pop-Up Shop Experience Integrating Design, Merchandising, and Marketing Team Strategies. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract published in the Annual of Refereed Papers.

Dragoo, S. L., Rigby, R., Gardner, M., Buckingham, S. Elorreaga, J., Hogle, J., Manning, R., Pena, T. (2019, October). Collaborative Functional Design Research: Creating a Space Station Garment for Prevention, Mitigation or Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract published in the Annual of Refereed Papers.

Chen, C., Carrico, M., Riewe, K., Rougeaux-Burnes, A., Dragoo, S. L. (2019, October). Denim Risk: A Case Study by Five Fashion Designers with Nontraditional Seam Placement in a Creative Design Process Using Denim Fabric. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract published in the Annual of Refereed Papers.

Rougeaux-Burnes, A., Carrico, M., Chen, C., Dragoo, S. L., & Riewe, K. (2019, October). No Risk, No Reward: A Case Study Evaluating Risk-Taking in the Design Process Using Technology. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract published in the Annual of Refereed Papers.

Curtis Neeld, C., Moore, M., Quintana, A., Romans, A., Scheller, A, Swieczkowski, C., Rigby, B.R., Levine, N., Dragoo, S. L. (2018, November). The Acolytes of Apollo wearable garment to reduce the prevalence of lower back pain among astronauts. Research presented to the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge. Awarded 1st Place winner overall.

Magie, A., Dragoo, S. L. & Young, D. (2018, November). Fostering Global Sourcing Connections between University Students and the Textile and Apparel Industry Through the Sourcing Americas Project. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Cleveland, Ohio. Abstract published in the Annual of Refereed Papers.

Briley, M., & Dragoo, S.L. (2017, April). Ivy, Mummy, Bizango, and Crimson – Exploring and Expanding the Design Experimentation Process Through Extreme Fiber and Fabric Manipulation. Research and Visual Art presentation for the Research and Sponsored Program’s Student Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University.

Dragoo, S. L. (2016). Unbridled.  Creative Design Exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dragoo, S. L. (2016). Ethereal Effervescence.  Creative Design Exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dragoo, S. L. (2015). Thunderbird – Sacred Bearer of Happiness Unlimited.  Creative Design Exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Honors

  • ITAA Cotton Incorporated Award, (3rd Place). Creative Design Submission, Unbridled. International Textiles and Apparel Association. Vancouver, B.C., November 2016
  • TWU Distinguished Service Award, 2012 
  • Texas Tech University Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Human Sciences, 2009

What teaching at Baylor means to me…

It is an honor to work and teach at a University that values Christianity and God’s calling on the faculty and students to be leaders. The faculty at Baylor are instrumental in providing an encouraging and challenging learning environment where a Christian perspective is integrated into the students’ field of study. Baylor provides a solid academic foundation and supportive research and discovery platform for students to pursue intellectual challenges within a framework of Christian faith. It is a privilege to help lead and support faculty who are caring, compassionate and desire to explore new learning to better the world around them.