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

  • 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. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2022.2043944
  • Hustvedt, G., Deagon, J., Gabriel, F., & Lorek, S. (2022). Resilience through Food Literacy. In Statement of the International Federation for Home Economics on the Priority Theme of the UN Commission on Social Development. Retrieved from https://www.ifhe.org/united-nations/our-interventions/food-and-nutrition-education
  • Eike, R. J., Burton, M., & Hustvedt, G. (2021). The ‘joy of letting go’: Decluttering and Apparel. Fashion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2021.1987654
  • Eike, R., Cho, S., & Hustvedt, G. (2021). Mask-making to the rescue: Key skills during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 113(2), 36–43. https://doi.org/10.14307/JFCS113.2.36
  • Hustvedt, G., & O’Nell, P. (2021). Feminization of the Digital Divide. 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_2021_CSoCD59_IFHE_statement_digitalization.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State Center for International Studies. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, College of Applied Arts. 2015
  • 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. 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
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
Faculty Advisor
Fashion Merchandising Association
August 25, 2021-Present