April Elisha Stanley

Ph.D. Student

Phone: 409-504-4803

Email: elishas@iastate.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Fashion Retailing and Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business with an Entrepreneurship concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business with a Retailing concentration
  • Minors: music and studio arts

Research Interests:

  • Creative and sustainable apparel design
  • Needlework traditions
  • Historic reproductions
  • Technical design and fit
  • Sustainable production methods
  • Fair labor practices

Industry Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty at Lamar University - teaching fashion merchandising at the undergraduate level
  • Fashion Stylist - RayTek, LLC.
  • Design Assistant - Teague Stradford Enterprises, LLC.
  • Area Merchandising Manager - Stein Mart
  • Retail Sales Associate - Dillard’s and Motherhood Maternity

Honors and Awards:

  • Raymond Pearson Memorial Scholarship, Iowa State University, 2014 – 2015
  • Pearl Swanson Endowed Graduate Fellowship, Iowa State University, 2014
  • Ellen Pennell Scholarship, Iowa State University, 2014
  • CoHo Scholarship, Kansas State University, 2009 – 2011
  • Graduated summa cu laude, 2009, from American InterContinental University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
  • Dean’s List: American InterContinental University, 2008; Lamar University, 2000-2004
  • Collegiate All-American Scholar Program, 2005 – 2006
  • National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2004 – present
  • Stuart Hinchey Memorial Scholarship at Lamar University, 2003 - 2005
  • President’s List: Lamar University, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among American Students, 1999 – 2000

Publications:

  • Poem, “Ode to Parfum,” was published in Pulse Magazine at Lamar University, 2006

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Textile and Apparel Association

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Needlework: smocking, crocheting, crazy quilting, hand embroidery, free motion stitching and threadpainting, millinery, and French heirloom sewing
  • Creating upcycled designs
  • Playing the piano
  • Cooking and baking