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Margaret T. Ordoñez, PhD

Occupation: Owner
Company: Ordoñez Textile Conservation Services
Born: Maryville, Tennessee

Education:
PhD in Clothing and Textiles and History, Florida State University (1978)
MS in Textiles and Clothing and Interior Design, University of Tennessee (1968)
BS in Foods and Home Economics Education, University of Tennessee (1961)

Career:
Owner, Ordoñez Textile Conservation Services (2017-Present)
Professor & Director, Historic Textile and Costume Collection and Textile Gallery, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design Department, University of Rhode Island (1988–2016)
Textiles & Clothing Specialist, Extension Home Economics Department, University of Maryland (1983-1988)
Assistant Professor, Textiles, Clothing & Interior Design Department, Kansas State University (1976-1983)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Clothing & Textiles Department, Florida State University (1974-1976)
Instructor, Textiles & Clothing Department, University of Tennessee (1973-1974)
Instructor, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA (1971-1973)
Instructor, Textiles & Clothing Department, University of Tennessee (1969-1971)
High School Chemistry Teacher (1961-1969)

Creative Works:
Copy Editor, Dress (2016-Present); Co-author, “Conservation Concerns in Fashion Collections: Caring for Problematic Twentieth-Century Textiles, Apparel, and Accessories,” Kent State University Press (2022); Contributing Author, Uncoverings (2001, 2004, 2019); Contributing Author, “In Temple of the Night Sun: A Royal Tomb of El Diablo, Guatemala,” San Francisco: Pre-Columbian Mesoweb Press (2015); Contributing Author, International Textile and Apparel Association Monograph (2011); Contributing Author, American Institute for Conservation Textile Specialty Group Postprints (2010); Managing Editor, Dress (2002-2005); Contributing Author, New York State Museum Bulletin (2004); Contributing Author, Historical Archaeology (2005); Contributing Author, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (2004); Contributing Author, “Strengthening the Bond: Science & Textiles” (2002); Author, “Your Vintage Keepsakes: A CSA Guide to Care of Costume Collections,” Texas State University Press (2001); Co-editor, “Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island,” Kent State University Press (2000); Contributing Author, “Historical Archaeology and the Study of American Culture” (1996); Presenter, Various Conferences and Abstracts

Awards:
Co-recipient, Mary D. Doering Guardian Award, The Costume Society of America (2021); Recipient, Grants, Brown University (2012-2013); Recipient, Humanities Faculty Research Grant, University of Rhode Island (2011); Recipient, Sabbatical Award (2011); Recipient, Grant, National Science Foundation (2009); Honoree, Prentice Hall Lecturer, The International Textile and Apparel Association (2006); Recipient, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council (2005-2006); Recipient, Competitive Grant, University of Rhode Island Foundation (2005); Recipient, Grant, Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (2004); Recipient, Grant, Historic Textile & Costume Collection, University of Rhode Island (2004); Recipient, Award for Outstanding Graduate Studies, University of Rhode Island (2004); Fellow, The Costume Society of America

Memberships:
Member, The Costume Society of America (1977-Present); Member, Textile Society of America; Member, American Institute for Conservation; Member, American Quilt Study Group; Member, Tennessee Quilt Study Group; Member, North American Textile Conservation Conference; Member, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

Family:
Married: Alfred (1975)
Child: Andrew (1980)
Two Grandchildren

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