Alisa Otto
University of North Texas
Design
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Education

MFA, University Of North Texas, 2012.
Major: Fashion Design
BFA, University Of North Texas, 2006.
Major: Fashion Design

Licensures and Certifications

Social and Behavioral Research Basic/Refresher, CITI. (November 11, 2019 – Present).

UNT RCR Basic Course Certification, CITI. (November 11, 2019 – Present).

Professional Memberships

Texas Art School Association. (September 2019 – Present).

International Textile and Apparel Association. (January 2018 – Present).

Surface Design Assocation. (June 2016 – Present).

Costume Society of America. (May 2016May 2017).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Canvas Bootcamp," CLEAR, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (July 2018July 2018).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ADES 1550, Introduction to Fashion Design, 7 courses.
ADES 1560, Fashion Design: Introduction to Industrial Sewing Techniques, 8 courses.
ADES 2550, Fashion: Patternmaking I, 9 courses.
ADES 2560, Fashion Design: Advanced Industrial Sewing Techniques, 2 courses.
ADES 2570, Fashion Drawing, 3 courses.
ADES 3575, Computers in Fashion : Concept to Product, 8 courses.
ADES 3585, History of Twentieth Century Fashion, 4 courses.
ADES 4550, Fashion: Pre Collection, 1 course.
ADES 4590, Fashion Design Studio, 1 course.
ART 5900, Special Problems, 2 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

North Texas Central College, Art Appreciation, ART 1301, Spring 2017.

Non-Credit Instruction

Other, University of North Texas- CVAD- ART 4120.501, 13. (May 14, 2017May 19, 2017).

Research

Presentations Given

Design Work

Otto, A. (Author & Presenter), International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Confrerence, "No Filter", Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. (20182018).

Exhibition Tour

Otto, A. (Other), Iris Van Herpen Exhibition, Iris Van Herpen Late Night Tour, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Invited Talk

Otto, A. (Discussant), Lady Gaga and Iris Van Herpen, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20182019).

Otto, A. (Presenter), Spotlight Tour, Lady Gaga and Iris Van Herpen gallery talk, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Lecture

Otto, A. (Presenter), Iris Van Herpen Gallery Talk, Iris Van Herpen Gallery Talk, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Oral Presentation

Otto, A. (Presenter), Odukomaiya, Z. R. (Presenter), LIM College Fashion and Then Conference 2019, Diversification, Inclusion, and Fashion History: Changing the Narrative, LIM College, New York City, NY, United States of America. (20192019).

Otto, A. (Presenter), Odukomaiya, Z. R. (Presenter), ITAA 2019 Conference, Diversification, Inclusion, and Fashion History: Changing the Narrative, International Textiles and Apparel Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. (20192019).

Otto, A. (Presenter), Becker, A. (Presenter), Fashion Now & Then Conference, Revamping Research: A New Approach to Sustainable Learning in Fashion History, LIM College, New York City, United States of America. (20172017).

Paper

Trippeer, B. C. (Author & Presenter), Gam, H. (Author & Presenter), Otto, A. (Author), 2021 ITAA Virtual Conference, The Micro-factory Model: a Case Study in Entrepreneurship, Slow Fashion, and Sustainability, ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association), Virtual, United States of America. (20212021).

Otto, A. (Author), Association of Dress Historians, "How a military jacket inspired the feminist uniform", Association of Dress Historians, London, England, United Kingdom. (20182018).

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Other. Otto, A., "Kimono," I was asked to create a digital pattern and sample garment for a kimono that is being created by a group of surface design artists., United States of America. (December 2019 – Present).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""No Filter"/ Materials Hard and Soft- submitted but not accepted," , Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20192020).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Otto, A., "Fluff/ TASA Conference One Foot Exhibition," Texas Art School Association, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (October 17, 2019October 19, 2019).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""No Filter"," , Cleveland, OH, United States of America. (November 2018November 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""No Filter" - submitted, but not accepted," , United States of America. (March 2018March 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""No Filter" - submitted, but not accepted," , United States of America. (February 2018February 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., "No Filter- entered but not accepted," Materials Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, , Denton, Texas, United States of America. (September 2017February 2018).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""No Filter" - submitted, but not accepted," , Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Art - Exhibition, Group. Otto, A., ""Fluff"/ Making our Mark," Surface Design Association, Portland, Oregon, United States of America. (August 2017August 2017).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., "Fading Dandelion/ LIM College Fashion Now and Then Conference Exhibition," New York City, United States of America. (October 2016October 2016).

Art - Exhibition, Invitational. Otto, A., ""Sew Bits"/ American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity," Texas Fashion Collection, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (July 2014October 2014).

Art - Exhibition, Competitive. Otto, A., ""Kiowa"/ Confluence," Surface Design Association, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (June 2013June 2013).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Service
Gam, H. (Principal), Jestratijevic, I. (Co-Principal), Otto, A. (Co-Principal), "UNT Mean Green Fund," Sponsored by Mean Green Fund-UNT, University of North Texas, $2400 Funded. (February 1, 2021December 31, 2021).
Grant - Teaching
Otto, A., "Connect Learning Grant and Course Development Program," Sponsored by UNT Career Connect, University of North Texas, $750 Funded. (July 2018August 2018).
Otto, A., "CLEAR Course Design Institute," Sponsored by UNT CLEAR Department, University of North Texas, $1250 Funded. (June 2017July 2017).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Sculpture Search Committee. (September 2019 – Present).

Other, Artwear, Mounted. (August 2019 – Present).

Committee Member, Communication Design Search Committee. (August 2019 – Present).

Other, Display Cases. (August 2019 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Faculty mentor. (August 2019 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Foundations Mentor. (August 2019 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Fashion Society. (August 2018 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Fashion Standing Still. (September 2019November 2019).

Other, Preview Day. (October 12, 2019October 12, 2019).

Other, Fashion Design Program Town Hall. (August 2019September 2019).

Attendee, Meeting, Fashion Society. (September 25, 2019September 25, 2019).

Committee Member, Foundations Lecturer Search. (October 2018May 2019).

Faculty Advisor, Fashion Society. (August 2018May 2019).

Faculty Advisor, Artwear development. (January 2018December 2018).

Faculty Mentor, ART 5700: Art Teaching Seminar. (September 2018November 2018).

Other, Senior Preview Day Exhibition. (August 2018October 2018).

Committee Member, CVAD Annual Evaluation and RPT Committee. (September 2017December 2017).

Faculty Advisor, Artwear development. (August 2017December 2017).

Professional Service

Other, Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas. (December 3, 2019December 3, 2019).

Other, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). (March 8, 2018March 13, 2018).

Public Service

Committee Chair, Art Night Committee Chair, Frisco, Texas. (November 2019 – Present).

Other, Girl Scouts of America- Troop 1017, LITTLE ELM, TX. (May 2019 – Present).

Other, Girl Scouts of America- Troop 1017, Little Elm, Tx. (September 2018May 2019).