Dr. Patricia Hunt-Hurst serves as the interim associate dean of the Morehead Honors College at the University of Georgia. In this role, Patricia primarily oversees the academic side of the college and coordinates UGA’s campus-wide CURO program.
As professor emerita in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Patti is a dress and fashion historian. Her major research interest is in the area of African and African American dress and textile history. Specifically, her efforts were directed toward the study of the dress of African-American women, 1865-1940 in Georgia and South Carolina and slave clothing and textiles in Georgia and South Carolina. She also studied women’s fashions during the 20th century, focused on body exposure and college dress and fashion.
From 1996-2019, she was actively involved with study abroad programs to London and Ghana. She has received numerous awards from the University of Georgia and the Costume Society of America, where she also served in various leadership roles.
Patti holds a Ph.D. in clothing and textiles from Ohio State University and is a double dawg with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia.
Read more about her on the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ website at https://www.fcs.uga.edu/people/bio/patricia-hunt-hurst.