Sarah Cosbey, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor/Area Coordinator
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Fashion Merchandising
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 122E
Office Phone: 815-753-6336
Office Fax: 815-753-1321

Courses Taught

  • FSMD 152: Fiber and Fabric Analysis I
  • FSMD 262: Design Trends in Western Costume
  • FSMD 464: Social Psychology of Dress and Appearance
  • FCNS 664: Fashion Process Analyses
  • FCNS 674: Clothing and Human Behavior


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, Textiles and Clothing 1997
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University, Home Economics Resources and Services 1990
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Human Resources and Family Studies 1986

Research Interests

  • Social-psychological aspects of dress - gender roles and dress in history and in the present
  • Body image
  • Fashion change
  • Visual analysis methods of dress
  • Victorian and Edwardian dress

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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