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Laurie Marie McAlister Apple

Laurie Marie McAlister Apple

Assoc Professor

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(THES)-AFLS-Human Environ Science

Phone: 479-575-4576

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Dr. Laurie M. Apple is an Associate Profeessor in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas.  She teaches in the Apparel Merchandsing and Product Development program. Dr. Apple received a B.S. in Clothing and Textiles from The University of Arkansas, a M.S. in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Design, Housing and Merchandising from Oklahoma State University. 

Product development and apparel fit using innovative digital technologies including 3D body scanning.


Introduction to Textile Science

Computer Aided Textile Design (Lectra Kaledo Platform)

AMPD Pre Study Tours (New York, Las Vegas, London/Paris, Italy)

AMPD Study Tours (New York, Las Vegas, London/Paris, Italy)

Issues and Trends in Textile Studies (graduate class)


Introduction to Clothing

Introduction to Apparel Production

Apparel Production (Flat Pattern)

Advanced Apparel Production (Gerber, Optitex)

Quality Assessment of Apparel

Advanced Apparel Pattern Design (graduate class)

Visual Merchandising




International Textile and Apparel Association, Member, Conference Chair (2014, 2015, 2016), Curriculum and Education committee, Meta Goals Committee.

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Member

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal Manuscript Reviewer

Fashion Group Int'l (Dallas Chapter)



2015 Outstanding International Education Award (AFLS)

2015 ATEXINC Award for Innovation in Textile Instruction (ITAA)


3D body Scanning Seed Funding, $20,000

Using Innovative TEchnology to Engage Rural Girls in STEM Learning, $96,315 (shared)