Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Ph.D. | Albright College

Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Ph.D.

Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design
Alumni 101A

Ph.D. in Design from Edith Cowan University, Australia
B.A (Honours First Class) and BA in Design from Curtin University of Technology, Australia




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.

Courses Taught

FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals

FAS200 Fundamentals of Textiles

FAS203 Fashion History I

FAS204 Fashion History II