Sherry Haar

Sherry Haar

Fashion Studies Graduate Faculty Member, certified to direct doctoral and master's students

Contact Information

216 Justin Hall


  • Ph.D. in Apparel Product Design and Analysis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (1998)
  • M.S. in Textiles, Clothing and Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994)
  • B.S. in Fashion and Textile Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1987)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Fashion Design
  • Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Courses Taught

  • FASH 300 Apparel Production I
  • FASH 340 Aesthetics of Apparel and Textiles
  • FASH 400 Fashion Illustration
  • FASH 450 Showcase of Excellence Event Planning
  • FASH 695 Apparel Pattern Development II
  • FASH 780 Textile Surface Manipolations
  • FASH 800 Textiles Surface Design
  • FASH 805 Research in Design

Professional Biography

Dr. Sherry Haar received bachelor and master degrees at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a doctorate at Virginia Tech. Dr. Haar's current scholarship involves ecological and sustainable design with a focus on natural dyes encompassing textile design practice and scientific evaluation. Dr. Haar has received numerous awards for her design scholarship and holds two patents on therapeutic designs for children with sensory dysfunctions.

Dr. Haar's teaching and research has been recognized with teaching, student development, and research awards. Course topics currently instructed by Dr. Haar include fashion rendering, computer aided design, pattern development, textile surface design and fashion show production.

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