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  • Adriana Gorea, Instructor

    University of Delaware
    303 Alison Hall West
    Newark, DE 19716



    PhD, Iowa State University (in progress)

    MBA, University of Delaware

    MS, Drexel University

    BS, "Al.l. Cuza" University

    Courses Regularly Taught


    Product Development

    Apparel Structures

    Apparel Design through Flat Pattern


    Honors and Awards

    University of Delaware Business Plan Competition Winner, 2006

    Target and Council of Fashion Designers of America National Competition Winner, 2001

    Oscar de la Renta Award for the Most Creative Graduate Collection, 2001

    Evelyn Netski Award for the Most Saleable Graduation Collection


    Frank Agostino Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship of Graduation Collection, 2001

    Design Faculty Award for Excellence in Design of Graduation Collection, 2001

    Target & Council of Fashion Designers of America National Competition winner, 2000

    Research Interests

    Knitwear and surface design

    Fashion technologies

    Textile development

    Interdisciplinary learning

    Product Development

    Creative process

    Scholarship and Collaborations

    Gorea, A. Prairie: exploration in wearable art using mixed techniques,

    Handweavers Guild of America, Moving Forward-Fashion Show &Exhibit, Milwaukee, MI. 2016

    Book/series proposal: Gorea, A., Hall, M. Roelse, K. The Pocket Book, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK. 2016

    Gorea,A., Roelse, K. Criteria Decision Matrix Applied to Pedagogy: A Pilot Study for Fashion Art Studio. ITAA Conference Oral Session, Santa Fe, NM. 2015

    Gorea, A., Cobb, K., &Roelse, K. (2015). Pilot Testing a Sustainable Supply Chain. Report for Sustainable Alliance Coallition

    Cobb, K., Orzada, B., Kallal, J., Hall, M., Gorea, A., Roelse, K. Facets of Indigo: Textile and Apparel Design Faculty Collaboration. ITAA-KSCT Joint Symposium Oral Session. ITAA Conference, Charlotte, NC. 2014

    Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business Award for Sustainable Design: Cobb, K., Orzada, B., Kallal, J., Hall, M., Gorea, A., Roelse, K. Cloud Eater, ITAA Design Exhibition, Charlotte, NC. 2014





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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association