Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Ph.D.
Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Ph.D, BA (Honours), BA, MPHA, researcher/author/historian/Private Pilot/designer, earned her interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Design and History from Edith Cowan University in Australia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design (Honours First-class) from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia. She is a Professional Historian who specializes in costume history. Her research interests include interdisciplinary design, design theory/philosophy, aviation, aviation/space history, costume history and ergonomics/anthropometrics/human factors in design.
Dr. Eluwawalage’s current scholarly research focuses on a range of interdisciplinary topics including Aesthetics and Fashion Theory; NASA Space Suit Design Concepts/Theories and Applications: Space Suits and its Development from Mercury to Shuttle Program; Space Missions and the Human Cost: Historical and Sociological research; History of Costume in the State of New York and the State of Pennsylvania (1600-1900); History of Aviation Dress; and 3D Scanning and Printing: An Exploration of the Potential for a New General Aviation Industry Paradigm.
FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals
FAS200 Fundamentals of Textiles
FAS203 Fashion History I
FAS204 Fashion History II