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Dr. Annacleta Chiweshe
Office Location: Human Ecology 212
Phone Number: (607) 436 - 2519
Email at: chiwesa@oneonta.edu


Educational Background

  • PhD. Textile Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • M.S. Textiles, Clothing and Design, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.Ed. Home Economics, University of Zimbabwe
  • T2B Home Economics (Teaching degree) Gweru Teacher's College, Zimbabwe

Courses Typically Taught

FASH 120
FASH 223
FASH 226
FASH 283


Socio-Psych Aspects of Dress
Computer Applications in Fashion
Apparel Design – Draping
Innovations in Wearable Art


  • Textile Science 
  • Textile and Apparel Design 
  • Education 

Honors, Awards & Grants

  • Award for Sustainable Design for Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB), (International Textile & Apparel Association (ITAA) fall 2007.
  • Lectra Inc. Software Grants for Apparel and Textiles: $5,000,000.00, fall 2002 – fall 2005.
  • Award for Outstanding Work as a Faculty Member, Panhellenic Association at SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY fall 2001.
  • Award for Faculty/Student Research Work, Faculty Senate Committee on Research at SUNY College at Oneonta, spring 2001.
  • Graduate Student Research Award, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), fall 1997. 
  • Dorothea Lutjeharms Graduate Fellowship Award,  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1995-1996
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship, 1992-1994

Research Interests

  • Textile Science: Textile technology related to end-use; specifically, improving fabric pilling resistance
  • Socio-Psychological Aspects of Dress: Breast cancer treatment and appearance/dress problems
  • Textile and Apparel Design: Creating original apparel from traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques.
  • Education: The use of technology in the classroom

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Reading
  • Chess
  • Tennis
  • Sewing



Last Modified: 5/28/2016