Dr. Janet A. Blood

Professor and Program Coordinator for Fashion Merchandising Program

Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 113

Office Phone : 724-357-3778

Spring 2021 Virtual Office Hours

  • Mondays: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12:30-2:30 p.m.


Email: janet.blood@iup.edu



BS 1992 Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleVocational Educational StudiesApparel Design Concentration

MSEd 1995 Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleWorkforce Education and Development Clothing and Textiles Emphasis

PhD 2006 Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORDesign and Human EnvironmentHistorical and Cultural Aspects of the Near Environment

Areas of Interest

Apparel Design, Historic and Cultural Costume, Fiber Arts

Biography/Professional Experience

Janet Blood is a tenured, associate professor who has taught at IUP since 2004 in the Fashion Merchandising program. As a trained apparel designer, she teaches classes in Fashion Forecasting, Clothing Construction, Textiles, Ready to Wear Analysis, and Cultural Studies of Dress and Appearance, among others. She currently is the VP of Education for the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, an international professional organization dedicated to the networking, education, and promotion of sewing and design professionals. She is a three-time winner of the ASDP/Threads Challenge, with her current win being featured in issue #166 for her innovative lace design.

Courses Taught:

  • FSMR 110 (now 180): Introduction to Fashion
  • FSMR 112: Fundamentals of Clothing Construction
  • FSMR 212: Advanced Clothing Construction
  • FSMR 252: Aesthetics of Fashion
  • FSMR 262: Fashion Forecasting
  • FSMR 281: Special TopicsCultural Studies of Dress and Appearance
  • FSMR 303: Visual Merchandising
  • FSMR 314: Textiles
  • FSMR 385: Ready to Wear Analysis
  • FSMR 434: Quality Control in Textiles
  • FSMR 456: Historic Costume