Dr. Eulanda A. Sanders is the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in Apparel, Merchandising and Design at Iowa State University. She has taught fashion and textile design at the university level for 25 years specializing in: flat-pattern, CAD pattern making, illustration, line development), textile design (repeat prints, engineered prints, crocheting, knitting, felting, bead embroidery, quilting, and various fiber art techniques), computer aided design, product development (soft lines/soft goods), and website development.
Her scholarship program is focused on 3 areas: (a) Creative scholarship, (b) Symbolic Meanings of Black Appearance, and (c) Material Culture Products of Blacks. Sanders has had 68 individual apparel, fiber and wearable designs accepted and exhibited in juried exhibitions during her career. She has received 20 design awards during her lifetime. She has published 4 refereed journal articles, 3 book chapters, and 5 full proceeding papers. Sanders has taught or mentored 54 pieces of student work to be accepted in juried exhibitions, plus has given 130 presentations, lectures and workshops on fashion and textile design, and received 19 research/service awards. She is currently member of the board of directors for The American Design Collective, Pretty Brainy, the Colorado State University Alumni Association and the Textile Society of America.