Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:10:43 PM Thu, 1 Oct 2015 
 Janie Kirk Stidham
 Contact Information
Janie Kirk Stidham
Associate Professor-Design
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Fashion Design, 1155 Union Circle # 305100, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationWelch Street Complex 1, Room No.: 121 
Email  stidham@unt.edu   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy A Comparison of Half-Scale and Full-Scale Teaching Methods in Flat Patternmaking Among University Apparel Design Students Texas Woman's University 1997
Bachelor of Science   University of Texas at Austin 1985
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015ADES4550502Fashion: Target Market Download Syllabus
Fall 2015ADES4550501Fashion: Target Market Download Syllabus
Spring 2015ADES4555501Fashion Design VI Download Syllabus
Spring 2015ADES3555501Fashion Design IV Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ADES4550502Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ADES4550501Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ADES4555502Fashion Design VI Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ADES4555501Fashion Design VI Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ADES4550501Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ADES4555502Fashion Design VI Download Syllabus
Spring 2013ADES4555501Fashion Design VI Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ADES4550502Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ADES4550501Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ADES3570502Computers in Fashion II : Patternmaking Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ADES3570501Computers in Fashion II : Patternmaking Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ADES4555502Fashion Design VI3Download Syllabus
Spring 2011ADES4555501Fashion Design VI3Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ADES4555502Fashion Design VI45Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ADES4555501Fashion Design VI39Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ADES4550502Fashion Design V3Download Syllabus
Fall 2011ADES4550501Fashion Design V3Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ADES4550502Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ADES4550501Fashion Design V Download Syllabus
Fall 2009ADES4550502Fashion Design V42Download Syllabus
Fall 2009ADES4550501Fashion Design V45Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
  YearPublication  Type
Real Weddings section featured the Gibbons/Radabaugh wedding and the gown I designed for Lari Gibbons
D Weddings
Magazine/newsletter articles
The North Texan, Spring 2007
Ellen Rosetti
Magazine/newsletter articles
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2011"Snow Day" - 2011 International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition, Runway ShowJuried ExhibitionPhiladelphia, PA Nov. 5, 2011There were 340 entries and a 34% acceptance rate.
2011"A New Life" - 2011 Surface Design Association Gallery Exhibition, Merge & FlowJuried ExhibitionMinneapolis, MN. June 2011Juried exhibition of fiber and fashion artist
2008"Arctic Bliss'' -2008 International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition, Mounted ExhibitJuried ExhibitionChicago, IL. November 27, 2008There were 288 entries and a 33% acceptance rate
2008"Muse"- 2008 Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Annual Educational ConferenceDesign ExhibitionChicago, IL. October 18, 2008Juried runway fashion design exhibiton
2008"Peace, Love, and Blessing"MemberDenton, TexasUniversity of North Texas
2007"Pieces from My Past" -2007 Surface Design Association Fashion Event, Transgression & TransformationJuried exhibitionKansas City, MO. June 2, 2007Juried exhibition of fiber and fashion artisit
2007"Arctic Bliss"Wedding gown for Private ClientDallas, TexasGown: Silk organza, silk charmeuse. Fur: Mohair, silk, cashmere
2006PACC (Professional Association of Custom Clothiers) National Education Conference, Threads Little Black Dress ChallengeNational Education ConferenceSan Francisco, CA. November 4, 2006This gown is a version of one of my pieces developed during my leave in the spring, only made in black recycled materials
2006"Pieces of My Past"Member This dress design is constructed of 90% recycled black garments and black pantyhose.
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2008 2008 Exploring Material Alternatives in Fashion Design: Creating Eco-Fashion. Juried poster paper presentation. International Textile and Apparel Association 2008 Annual Meeting. November 7, 2008. Chicago, IL
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YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2011Drexel UniversityExternal Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion of Fashion Design faculty Lisa Hayes
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ADES 4550 Fashion Design V
Students design and produce three garments during this course and the second design is typically an experimental material or a recycled materials project. I decided to change this subject matter to "Eco-fabrics" to give students the opportunity to work with different fabrics which fall into this category. Because these fabrics are difficult for students to locate at the retail level, I sent letters to over 50 fabric suppliers soliciting a donation of fabric. I received one large donation of fabric for the Robert Kaufman Co. in New York which accommodated all 32 students with a variety of eco-fabrics such as bamboo, seacell, organic cotton, and tencel. I also prepared a presentation for the students to introduce them to this new generation of fabrics and the emerging industry of green products in the fashion industry. I presented a vast amount of fabric samples including organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, seaweed, soy, lyocell, abaca, mud silk, sasawashi, and peace silk. I also had researched the suppliers for which these products could be purchased for their resource listing. In addition, I put together a PowerPoint presentation of products in the fashion marketplace ranging from high-end designer apparel to more affordable ready-to-wear, representing a variety of categories to show students that these fabrications are not as limited as they might imagine.

ART 2000 Introduction to Fashion Design
This semester I chose to change textbooks to provide students with a more up to date and appropriate book for the current climate of the Fashion Design industry. I also researched and found more updated films to keep the class more current. Fortunately, many of my previous preparations (lectures, PowerPoint presentations) only had to be slightly modified, but my exams had to be re-written.

ART 3130 Fashion Design IV

ART 4440 Fashion Design V
The format and schedule of the class remained the same, but all project guidelines and inspirations were changed and rewritten. There are 3 projects that make-up this semester: 2 womenswear designs and 1 menswear design. I select a fabric and the department purchases it for the first womenswear project then students are given 4 inspirations to stimulate their creativity. The second project this year was a recycled garment project (rather than recycled materials) and the students all brought gently worn/retired clothing to combine into large bins of clothing. Students would then be able to select the appropriate old garments to deconstruct/reassemble for their designs based on inspirations assigned. The final project is menswear and the students are assigned inspirations and then allowed to research and purchase fabric on their own for this project. Previous to each fall, when this class is taught, I spend a significant amount of time resourcing fabrics and inspirations that will culminate into a successful body of work for the senior group of fashion design students.

ART 4441 Fashion Design VI

ART 4450 Internship

ART 4900 Special Problems

ART 5900 Special Problems

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2010-PresentChelsea BellMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentHina SandhuMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentLiz EnochMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentCynthia FidlerMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-PresentAlisa OttoMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008Donna SappMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008Kyungju ChoMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008Nga VuMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008Kyungju ChoMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008Zigwai "Remy" OdukomaiyaMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007Donna SappMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007Donna SappMFA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007Nga VuMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2007Kyungju ChoMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2006Kyungju ChoMFA Major ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2007-2008Fashion Design Search CommitteeChair 
2006-2007Fashion Design Search CommitteeChair 
2006Host University for the Arts of Fashion 2006 Competition and SymposiumMember 
2005-2006SoVA Executive CommitteeMember 
 CVAD Executive Committee 2 hour meeting each Monday during the Spring 09 semester. The committee also met with faculty position candidates throughout the spring semester. I was asked to serve on the Executive Committee for the Spring 09 semester in place of another faculty who
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-2008Mentor ProgramParticipantUniversity of North Texas
2006-2007Fashion Design AreaCoordinatorAdministrative and Advisory Activites
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YearTitleHonoring Organization
2008Alabama Chanin ScholarshipProject Alabama is a designer clothing label founded in 2000 by Natalie Chanin
20081st Place/$1000.00/Khanh NguyenUNT Fashion Design Students won several awards at the industry juried exhibition
20082nd Place/$750.00/Hanh DangUNT Fashion Design Students won several awards at the industry juried exhibition
20083rd Place $500.00/Annie YangUNT Fashion Design Students won several awards at the industry juried exhibition
2005-2006Faculty Scholarship and Awards Committee memberInternational Textile and Apparel Association
2005-20061st Track Chair, Design CommitteeInternational Textile and Apparel Association
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2008International Textile and Apparel Association 2008 Annual MeetingParticipantConference
2008GraduationAttended/Represented CVAD facultyUniversity Service
2007Annual Meeting of the Surface Design Association May 27-June 3rd, 2007. Kansas City, MOParticipantConference
2007GraduationAttended/Represented CVAD facultyUniversity Service
2007The Inauguration of Gretchen M. BatailleAttended/Represented CVAD facultyUniversity Service
2007Honors DayAttended/Represented CVAD facultyMurchison Performing Arts Center, UNT
2007-2008Mentor ProgramParticipantCoordinator
2006Professional Association of Custom Clothiers National Education Conference. November 3-8, 2006. San Francisco, CAParticipantConference
2006-2007Fashion Design AreaCoordinatorCoordinator
2006Arts of Fashion 2006 Competition Parsons, The New School for Design New York, New YorkJuror, 1st round selectionJudged approximately 250 garments/accessories to result in the 50 designs selected as finalists for the final round
2006-2007FADS(Fashion and Design Society), student organization comprised of primarily fashion design majors at UNT.7. Sponsor of student professional groupEach year the organization presents an exhibition in the University Union Gallery
2005-2008State Employee Charitable CampaignDepartment CoordinatorUniversity Service
2005Fashion Design Exhibition and Runway Show International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Alexandria, VirginiaJuror, 1st roundJudged approximately 100 garments in an online jurying process
  Counseling studentsI spend a substantial amount of time on correspondence about our program. I receive anywhere from 5-10 emails and/or phone calls each week from individuals inquiring about the Fashion Design program, as well as 2-3 drop-in visitors (with no appointment).
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Senior Exhibition: ARTWEAR
Each spring semester the Fashion Design faculty conducts and facilitates the production of ARTWEAR. My responsibilities in this effort including: helping to recruit industry judges; conduct a model call for student models; directing the presentation of over 200 garments in the judging process; and help to calculate scores to produce the list of garments selected for the show; and other miscellaneous tasks that arise. I work with an artist to produce all the printed documents (tickets, invitations, posters, show program) and organize the distribution of these items. I also coordinate the photo shoot of the ARTWEAR garments (approximately 125 garments) which is conducted on one day in the week previous to the show (recruiting volunteer models, the photographer, and students). Each garment is professionally photographed on live models for documentation for the students and the department. I also participate in the show, writing the script for emcee and participating in the award presentation.

Sophomore Mid-point Review
At the end of a student’s first year in the program the Fashion Design faculty evaluate the quality of work and progress of each student participating in the program. We meet with each student (typically 38 students total) and review examples of work and make recommendations for the student to continue along as expected, repeat any courses where student seems deficient, or drop out of the program if failing in many areas. We fill out forms for each student on their progress in the program, and each student receives a copy.

Spring Entry Portfolio Review 2006-2008
At the end of each spring semester the Fashion Design faculty evaluates the entry portfolios of approximately 60-85 students to determine whether students appear to have the talent and/or skills necessary to succeed in our program. We select 38 students for the program each year. This process involves organizing, displaying, and evaluating each submission. Each submission gets a written evaluation from the faculty with the letter of admission or denial into the program. Once students are accepted into the program students will then be allowed to register for classes and we have to give each student an individual code to register for the prescribed classes at the beginning level. Because I am Area Coordinator I organize and orchestrate this entire effort.

Designed and constructed a wedding gown for a client. This gown is a version of one of my pieces developed during my leave in the spring.

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