Carol Salusso

Associate Professor

Research Interests     
  • Designing apparel to balance aesthetics, communication, and performance.
  • Product quality as it relates to sizing, fit, textile performance and end use
  • Wearer response to size, fit, style, and textile components of existing apparel.
  • Observer perceptions of apparel style and to body form relative to cultural ideals of beauty, cultural interpretations, self-efficacy and self-concept.
  • Fostering creativity and ethical behavior among apparel design and merchandising majors.

 

Teaching Interests
  • Apparel design with emphasis on draping, sizing/fit and balancing aesthetics and performance.
  • Visual components of product design and merchandising.
  • Product development with emphasis on quality and performance.
  • Aesthetic analysis in relationship to nonverbal communication of appearance.
  • Quantitative, qualitative and design scholarship research methods.

 

Juried Design Exhibitions
  • Salusso, C.J. & Zhao, D. (2015). Tribute to Schiaparelli. International Textile and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition. Santa Fe, NM. November 2015. Available in Proceedings and Exhibition Catalog through itaaonline.org.
  • Salusso, C.J. & Zhao, D. (2015). Lightening Striking. International Textile and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition. Santa Fe, NM. November 2015. Available in Proceedings and Exhibition Catalog through itaaonline.org.
  • Salusso, C.J. & Zhao, D. (2014). Fashion Function Collaboration. International Textile and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition. Charlotte, NC. November 2014. Available in Proceedings and Exhibition Catalog through itaaonline.org.
  • Salusso, C. & Tsai, C.C. (2013). Unisex styling: Adding Fun to Sustainability. Juried Exhibition, New Orleans, LA. Available in Regeneration: Building a Forward Vision Design Exhibit Catalog through itaaonline.org.
  • Salusso, C. (2012). Unisex Scrubsuit: Protective, Comfortable and Fun. International Textiles and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition, Honolulu, HA. Available in Proceedings and Juried Exhibition Gallery Book at itaaonline.org
  • Salusso, C. (2011). Visualize VICTORY! International Textiles and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA. Available in Proceedings and in Exhibition Gallery Book at itaaonline.org
  • Hall, T. & Salusso, C. (2009). Please Save ME. International Textiles and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition, Bellevue, WA. Available in Proceedings and Juried Exhibition Gallery Book at itaaonline.org
  • Iiams, E. & Salusso, C. (2009). The Enchantress. International Textiles and Apparel Association Juried Exhibition, Bellevue, WA. Available in Proceedings and in Juried Exhibition Gallery Book at itaaonline.org.