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Elizabeth N Hopfer

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
Benbow Hall 208B
Education
Ph.D.Textile Technology Management / North Carolina State University
M.S.Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management / North Carolina State University
B.S.Textile and Apparel Management / North Carolina State University
Ph.D.Textile Technology Management / North Carolina State University
M.S.Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management / North Carolina State University
B.S.Textile and Apparel Management / North Carolina State University

Bio

Dr. Newcomb began her tenure at NC A&T in 2009 after earning her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University that same year. She is an engaged faculty member who is committed to providing a high quality learning experience for students and to contributing to the department, college, university, and the profession. She is active in the International Textile and Apparel Association as well as the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at national and state levels.

Dr. Newcomb began her tenure at NC A&T in 2009 after earning her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University that same year. She is an engaged faculty member who is committed to providing a high quality learning experience for students and to contributing to the department, college, university, and the profession. She is active in the International Textile and Apparel Association as well as the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at national and state levels.

Research Interests

Dr. Newcomb's primary research interests are in the area of apparel product development, with a focus on understanding body shape and apparel fit using three dimensional body scanning technology. She has conducted research to understand the apparel fit and shopping behavior of under-served consumers and is interested in applying her skills to improve targeted product development and design processes. She also enjoys using her fashion design background in projects aimed at improving appearance, body image, and quality of life, particularly for at-risk or marginalized populations. She has worked with 4-H students and teen mothers.

Dr. Newcomb's primary research interests are in the area of apparel product development, with a focus on understanding body shape and apparel fit using three dimensional body scanning technology. She has conducted research to understand the apparel fit and shopping behavior of under-served consumers and is interested in applying her skills to improve targeted product development and design processes. She also enjoys using her fashion design background in projects aimed at improving appearance, body image, and quality of life, particularly for at-risk or marginalized populations. She has worked with 4-H students and teen mothers.

Recent Publications

  • Elizabeth Newcomb, Cynthia Istook, Elizabeth Newcomb, Cynthia Istook (2016). (The importance of apparel attributes among young Mexican-American female consumers). In Moon Suh, Ph.D., (1) 10, ). Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management.
  • Elizabeth Hopfer, Cynthia Istook, Elizabeth Hopfer, Cynthia Istook (2011). (Confronting stereotypes: Apparel fit preferences of Mexican-American women). (4) 15, pp. 389-411 ). Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management.
  • Cynthia Istook, Elizabeth Newcomb, Hosun Lim, Cynthia Istook, Elizabeth Newcomb (2011). (Three-dimensional (3D) technologies for apparel and textile design). In J. Hu, (Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel) ). Woodhead Publishing.
  • Elizabeth Hopfer, Cynthia Istook, Elizabeth Hopfer, Cynthia Istook (2004). (A case for the revision of U.S. sizing standards). (1) 4, ). Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and management.