Sara Marcketti is the Director for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Professor in Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Department.
In her role as director, Marcketti provides leadership for the center in meeting its mission to support, promote, and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning at Iowa State. She provides individual faculty consultations and facilitates faculty and graduate student workshops on documenting your teaching, peer evaluations, and effective teaching practice.
Previously, Marcketti served as CELT’s Associate Director of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL efforts administered through CELT include the Miller Faculty Fellowship, SoTL Institute, and Teaching Partners Program.
Her teaching and research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, apparel industry history, and creative thinking enhancement and development. Published books include co-authorship of Survey of Historic Costume (6th edition), Textiles (12th edition), and Knock it off: A History of Design Piracy in the U.S. Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry.
Marcketti earned an A.B. in art history and a M.S. in textiles, merchandising, and interiors from the University of Georgia and a doctoral degree in apparel, merchandising, and design with a minor in higher education from Iowa State University. Her teaching and research efforts have been recognized through college, university, and national awards such as the Early Achievement in Teaching Award, Iowa State University; Pacesetter Award, The University of Georgia, and Rising Star Award, International Textile and Apparel Association. Sara currently serves as the President-elect for the Costume Society of America and past President for the Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.