Faculty Emeritus

photo of Stella Warnick

Ph.D. University of Washington, 1989 (Educational Communication & Technology University of Washington, 1974 (History of Costume)

B.S, University of Alberta, 1959 (Dietetics)

Phone: 206.281.4103
Email: swarnick@spu.edu
Office: Peterson Hall 204

Teaching areas: Apparel Design; History of Costume

Research interests: Creative Studies

Experience: Dr. Stella Warnick joined the SPU faculty in 1974. In the following years, she taught in the area of Clothing in Textiles, specifically in Apparel Design and History of Costume.  Early in her position as Assistant Professor in Clothing & Textiles, Dr. Warnick implemented a liaison program with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City where students have the option to attend FIT for one year and earn an AA degree.  Courses from FIT transfer to Seattle Pacific University as upper-division credits, allowing students to earn an AA degree from FIT and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle Pacific University.  Dr. Warnick became Emeritus faculty in 2001, but continues to teach as Adjunct Faculty and serve as an academic advisor.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Fashion Group International

SCHOLASTIC HONORS AND AWARDS
Stella Warnick Leadership Scholarship created by Fashion Group of Seattle in 2002
Professor of the Year at Seattle Pacific University presented 2001
Omicron Nu

PUBLICATIONS
Bodemer, C., & Warnick, S (1961) Polyovular Follicles in the Normal Intact Animal, Journal of Fertility & Sterility, 12, 2, March-April
Bodemer, C., & Warnick, S. (1961)  The Effects of Gonadotropic Hormones on the Hamster Ovary.  Journal of Fertiltiy & Sterility, 12, 4, July-August

PAPERS PRESENTED

“Hutzulshchyna: A Lively Art” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in Baltimore, MD, June, 1998

“Elaboration Strategies Used by College Students Performing a Visual Design Task” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in San Antonio, TX, June, 1990

“Elaboration Strategies Used by College Students Performing a Visual Design Task” at the regional meeting of the Washington Home Economics Association in Seattle, WA, April, 1990

“The Role of Imagery in Stimulating Creativity” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in Indianapolis, IN, June, 1987

OTHER PRESENTATIONS
Presented documentary film, “Seattle Styles” and led a panel of fashion pioneers in the Northwest clothing industry in Seattle in discussing current trends in the industry - held at the Museum of History and Industry, March 11, 2006.  The panel was videotaped and aired on the Seattle Channel three times between March 15 & 24

Interviewed on KUOW to discuss unique clothing styles of the Seattle Industry, March 8, 2006

Videotaped documentary, “Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry”, aired on Channel 28, September 15, 1997 and September 17, 1997

“Impact of the Free Trade Agreement on Textile & Apparel Industries”, lecture to Washington Home Economics Association, April 28, 1993

“Stimulating Creativity” lecture to Euthenics, January 29, 1991.

“Stimulating Creativity” lecture to Sigma Rho, December 5, 1989

Videotaped documentary, “Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry” presented at the Washington State Curriculum Update, Seattle, April 8, 1988
Videotaped documentary, “Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry” presented at Fashion Group of Seattle, February, 1987

“Impact of Off-shore Production on the Seattle Economy”, lecture to the King County Home Economics Association, February, 1987

Videotaped documentary, “Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry”, presented to the Regional Meeting of the A.C.P.T.C., Napa, CA. October, 1986

Videotaped documentary, “Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry”, presented to the King County Home Economics Association, Feb. 10. 1986

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Creative Problem Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY, 1991 Foundation June, 1991

Creative Problem Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY, 1991 Foundation June, 1992

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