Belinda Orzada, Professor of Fashion and Apparel
Professor of Fashion and Apparel
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Belinda T. Orzada is a professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware. She is currently associate chair and graduate program director. She holds a Ph.D. in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising from Florida State University. A former director of UD’s Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, she mounted many small exhibitions in the Alison West Gallery during that time. She partnered with Dilia Lopez-Gydosh on an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions to improve storage conditions for the collection. Previously, she obtained a Center for Teaching Effectiveness grant to develop an electronic database and photograph the collection. She has worked with numerous independent study, public service assistants, and undergraduate summer scholar students through the collection. As an apparel designer, she uses historic garments and techniques as inspiration for her own juried design work. She teaches 20th century fashion history and apparel design studio courses.
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