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.

 

Carol Salusso

Department of AMDT
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2020

(509) 335-7827
salusso@wsu.edu