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., & O’Nell, P. (2021). Statement of the International Federation for Home Economics on the Priority Theme.
  • Hustvedt, G. (2020). Home for All Ages. Journal of the Asian Regional Association for Home Economics, 27, 14–29. Retrieved from https://www.arahe.info/web/viewer.html?file=/journal/journal_vol27.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
  • Stash Monarch. International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition. November 9, 2019 Artists: Group (International)
  • Rudolph, R. A., Mohtar, R., Cifentues, L. A., Frayser, S., Hustvedt, G., Wesley, P., … Wall, J. (2017). Commentary: The route to water security for Texas: the 2015–2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forums. Texas Water Journal, 8, 116–123.

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru in the College of Textile Engineering. 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State Center for International Studies. 2020

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

Editorial Review Board Member
International Journal of Consumer Studies
Acting President
International Federation for Home Economics
November 2018-August 2020
Program Committee on Textiles and Design, International Federation for Home Economics
President Elect
International Federation for Home Economics
March 2018-October 2018
Program Committee 8 on Household Technology and Sustainability, International Federation for Home Economics