Erin Monfort-Nelson

Ph.D. Student

email: emonfort@iastate.edu

Education:

  • MS in Textiles and Apparel Design from Kansas State University, Class of 2013
  • BFA in Textile Design from University of Kansas, Class of 2009
  • Minor in Art History from University of Kansas

Research Interests:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Sustainable consumer behavior
  • Functional apparel design
  • Textile science
  • Design theory
  • Local entrepreneurship

Industry Experience:

  • Internship with Little Bluestem Baby in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Retail associate at Urban Arts + Crafts in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Instructed Basic Textile Science laboratories at Kansas State University for 3 semesters
  • Assisted with the instruction of: fashion illustration, history of textiles, and textile evaluation

Honors and Awards:

  • Graduate Miller Fellowship Grant for the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2013
  • Jean Alford Myers Award for th College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2012
  • Individual Achievement Award for the Apparel & Textiles Graduate Student Organization at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2012

Publications:

  • Monfort-Nelson, E.M. & (Burdett, J., faculty mentor). Royal Wedding. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Online publication:
  • Monfort-Nelson, E.M. & (Haar, S., faculty mentor). Memory Marks. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Online publication:
  • Monfort-Nelson, E. M. & Hiller Connell, K. Y. (2013). Development of a conceptual model and empirical definition of socially responsible apparel consumer behavior [Abstract].
  • Proceedings of the 18th Annual Kansas State University Graduate Research Forum.
  • Online publication: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/studentcouncil/KRF%202013%20Abstract%20Booklet-03-21-13.pdf
  •  Monfort-Nelson, E. M. & Hiller Connell, K. Y. (2012). Socially responsible consumer behavior in apparel and textiles: Developing a conceptual model to guide future research [Abstract].
  • Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Online publication: http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16001coll5/id/13138
  • Monfort-Nelson, E. M. & Haar, S. (2012). Heirloom Techniques as Sustainable Textile Design Solutions: Local Natural Dye Sources and Hand-Woven Textiles [Abstract].
  • Proceedings of the 17th Annual Kansas State University Graduate Research Forum.
  • Monfort-Nelson, E. (2014). Developing Environmentally Sustainable Apparel through Participatory Design. Kansas State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16992  
  • Taj-Eldin, M., Kuhn, B., Hodges, A., Natarajan, B., Peterson, G., Alshetaiwi, M., . . . Monfort-Nelson, E. (2013, 7-9 Nov. 2013). Wireless propagation measurements for astronaut body area network. Paper presented at the Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE), 2013 IEEE International Conference on.
  • Taj-Eldin, M., Kuhn, W. B., Fowles, A. H., Natarajan, B., Peterson, G., Alshetaiwi, M., . . . Monfort-Nelson, E. (2014). Study of Wireless Propagation for Body Area Networks Inside Space Suits. Sensors Journal, IEEE, 14(11), 3810-3818. doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2341178

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • International Surface Design Association
  • Textile Society of America
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Textile arts and crafts: quilting, knitting and crochet, embroidery, weaving
  • Craft Blogging
  • Amateur iPhone photography
  • Roller-skating
  • Swimming