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Dr. Nancy Nelson Hodges receives Burlington Industries Excellence Professorship

Photo of Dr. Nancy Nelson HodgesBased on recommendations from Provost Dana Dunn and Dean McRae Banks, Chancellor Linda P. Brady has appointed Dr. Nancy Nelson Hodges as the next Burlington Industries Excellence Professor.

Since joining UNCG in 1998, Dr. Hodges has distinguished herself as a teacher, mentor, scholar, and service provider at UNCG and beyond, said Dean Banks as he announced the news. She is currently head of the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies department at the Bryan School; she served as interim head in 2004-05, and as director of Graduate Studies for CARS beginning that same year until this year.

“Nancy has been a prolific contributor,” he continued. “She has authored a book and a book chapter, 38 refereed journal articles (13 since 2010), 91 conference papers, and received more than $1 million in research grants. Her work has been honored with six best paper awards, and five awards for outstanding teaching, mentoring, or advising, including a Board of Governors Teaching Award.

“Nancy has had a profound impact on our students, particularly at the graduate level. She has served as advisor and dissertation chair for 21 students, as advisor to 18 MS students, and served on 34 other PhD or MS committees.”

He also noted that she has served on 38 committees, some of them for multiple terms, in her department, school, or university. She has served as a board member, officer, and committee member of two different professional organizations, and is presently associate editor of Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.