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Usha Chowdhary, Ph.D.

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​​Education​

  • Bachelor of Science, 1972, Lady Irwin College,  University of Delhi
  • Master of Science, 1974, M.S. University, India
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1984, the Ohio State University​

​​Courses Taught

  • FMD 155​
  • FMD 250: History of Western Dress (traditional, online, and WI formats)
  • FMD 355
  • FMD 604
  • FMD 650

Research Interests

  • Textile science and analysis
  • Socio-cultural and psychological aspects of clothing
  • Historic costumes
  • Consumer market segmentation
  • Teaching and learning

Pub​​​lications

  • Chowdhary, U. (2016). Marriage as a sociocultural rite: Intergenerational changes. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 3(1), 70-81. 
  • Chowdhary, U. (2016). Shifting fashion paradigm: From status quo to mostly business. American International Journal of Social Sciences, 4(6), 40-45.
  • Chowdhary, U. (2015). Creative thinking and problem-solving through cross-application. Journal of Education and Social Policy, 2, (4). 172-182.​ ​​
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