Faculty Profile for Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt

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Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt
Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 126B
phone: (512) 245-4689

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Textile Science, Product Development, Innovation

Research Interests

My areas of specialization are Sustainable Textiles, Textile and Apparel Design, STEM Education:

My early focus on textile science has led me to the area of product development where I focus on research to support sustainable systems of production and consumption in the massive global textile and apparel industry. As the President of the International Federation for Home Economics, I am interested in the durability of a specialized focus on the home as a means to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families. I am especially interested in the role that Home Economics/Human Ecology can play in producing STEM career outcomes for underrepresented populations, including women and minorities.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Light at the End of the World. MotherShip Studios. March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023 Artists: Group (Regional)
  • Forest Seasons. 2022 International Federation for Home Economics World Congress Textile Design Exhibit. September 8, 2022 Artists: Group (International)
  • Hustvedt, G., & Liang, Y. (2022). The decision to sew: Making face masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 15(3), 287–296. https://doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2022.2043944
  • O’Nell, P., Hustvedt, G., Poirier, S., & Remsen, M. (2020). Feminized Homelessness through Dispossession. In Statement of the International Federation for Home Economics on the Priority Theme for the UN Commission on Social Development. Retrieved from https://www.ifhe.org/fileadmin/user_upload/UN_statements/UN_2020_CSoCD58_IFHE_Statement_homelessness.pdf
  • Hustvedt, G. (2020). Click to update: A review of technology scholarship in FCS (2009–2019). Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 112(1), 7–13. https://doi.org/DOI:10.14307/JFCS112.1.7

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Leader Award, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). January 11, 2023 - April 3, 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarship, Texas State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Quality Team Award for Common Experience Team, Texas State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching, Texas State University. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Paws Preview Den Namesake, Texas State University Students. 2009

Selected Grants

  • Johnson, Olivia Denise, Perez-Brena, Norma Judith, Hustvedt, Gwendolyn, Gray, Christine Robison, Thornton, Hannah Elizabeth Boeker. School of FCS Graduate Recruitment Committee, Texas State University, $5000. (Submitted: April 21, 2018, Funded: August 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018). Grant.
  • Kang, Y., Hustvedt, Gwendolyn (Principal). Challenges and opportunities: Hispanic families’ adaptation to climate change, Texas State University San Marcos Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.
  • LeHew, M. (Principal), Armstrong, C.M. (Co-Principal), Hiller, K.Y. (Co-Principal), Hustvedt, Gwendolyn (Co-Principal), Anderson, B. (Co-Principal), Davis, K. (Supporting). Making climate change a functioning thread in the baccalaureate curriculum: Transforming fiber, textile, and clothing education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant, $713847. (Funded: 2012 - 2016). Grant.
  • Hustvedt, Gwendolyn (Principal), Bernard, J.C. (Co-Principal), Peterson, H.H. (Co-Principal). Marketing of locally produced sustainable animal fiber products, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, $140000. (Funded: 2008 - 2012). Grant.
  • Hustvedt, Gwendolyn (Principal). Labeling of Texas based fiber products for environmental attributes, Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2007 - 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Program Coordinator
Fashion Merchandising
September 2018-Present
International Federation for Home Economics
August 2020-August 2024
Sustainable Fashion Week
October 25, 2021-April 21, 2023
Program Committee on Textiles and Design, International Federation for Home Economics
Vice President for the Region of the Americas
International Federation for Home Economics
February 2017-March 2018