Nancy J. Howard
Associate Director, Color Science and Textile Chemistry
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B.S. Design and Environmental Analysis Cornell University
M.S. Textile Science; Materials Science University of Connecticut
Ph.D. Polymer and Fibre Science University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Nancy Howard joined the faculty at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science in January of 1981. Initially she was involved in developing a Color Science major for the (then) Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences. In addition to the color science courses, in those early years she taught several of the pilot College Studies courses, polymer science, general chemistry, organic chemistry and textile chemistry.
During the late 1980ís and early 1990ís she was Director of the Honors Program on campus and was instrumental in modifying the program to complement curricular changes introduced with the new College Studies division in 1992.
In 1992 Dr. Howard was asked to be the founding Director of the Advising & Counseling Center which was responsible for personal counseling for all students and academic advising for all first year students on campus.
Upon returning to the classroom in 1996 she became the resident textile chemist at the University and continues in that capacity. She now teaches dyeing & finishing and color science classes to students in Textile Design (TD) and Textile Materials Technology (TMT) in the School of Design & Engineering and students in Fashion Industry Management (FIM) in the School of Business Administration. She continues to be active in curriculum development in the School of Science & Health, School of Liberal Arts and the School of Design & Engineering. Dr. Howard is also the academic advisor and certifying officer for Seniors in a number of different majors within the College of DEC.
When not in the classroom she is working on the late-Victorian carriage house and cottage garden located in near-by Germantown with her husband Gordon, a retired polymer scientist. Both she and her husband are active volunteers at several historic sites in Germantown.
- DESIGN: Creates the Desirable
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design Communication
- Industrial Design
- Interactive Design and Media
- Textile Design
- Textile Materials Technology
- ENGINEERING: Builds the Feasible
- Mechanical Engineering