Sara Marcketti

Sara Marcketti is the Director for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Morrill Professor in the 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 SoTL, documenting effective 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 Scholars Program, and Teaching Partners Program.

Marcketti’s teaching and research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, apparel industry history, and creative thinking 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. Her most recent book explores The Dangers of Fashion: Towards ethical and sustainable solutions.

Marcketti earned an A.B. in art history and an 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 including the Outstanding ISU Alumni Award (2018), ITAA Teaching Excellence Award (2018), College of Human Sciences Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award (2014), Pacesetter Award from the University of Georgia (2011), and ITAA Rising Star Award (2009). Marcketti currently serves as the President for the Costume Society of America and is a Fellow of the Costume Society of America.