Dr. Nancy Hodges (CARS) received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) on November 8. ITAA is the primary academic association for faculty in the textiles and apparel field.
Hodges gave the keynote address titled “Research as a Magnificent Obsession: Encouraging Textile and Apparel Scholarship within a Culture of Mentoring” at the annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 90 proceedings, and given more than 150 presentations at national and international conferences. She was the 2010 UNCG recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2013 recipient of the Graduate School’s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.
She has been on the faculty at UNCG since 1998 and is currently the Department Head and Burlington Industries Professor in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS).