Renee Howarton

Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, Director

Office: 301 Millennium Hall
Phone: 715/232-5196
Email: howartonr@uwstout.edu

Education

Ph.D.Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas (1983)

Major: Fashion Merchandising; Minor: Business/Clothing Construction

B.S. Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

(1979); now known as Texas State University

Major: Home Economics; Specialization: Fashion Merchandising

Research Interests

  • Faculty Development
  • Applied research on enhanced student learning
  • Baby boomer & senior citizen market & apparel research
  • Body image research

Courses Taught

Teaching Philosophy:

As an educator, I strive to cultivate a learning environment within my classroom that encourages student engagement and thoughtful reflection of the topics being studied. I encourage students to question, think for themselves and share their knowledge and skills with others. My goal is to empower them to realize that they can be effective problem-solvers in their future apparel and retail careers. Through a variety of teaching methods and hands-on application of technology-driven projects, I endeavor to move students from a superficial learning to a deeper level that possesses long-term application to their lives. 

Courses taught for Business Department

  • BURTL 109 Introduction to Interior Decorating
  • BURTL 127 Basic Merchandising
  • BURTL 319/519 International Economic Trends in Textiles and Clothing
  • BURTL 330 Home Furnishings Merchandising
  • BURTL 335 Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Management: Intermediate Interior Decorating
  • BURTL 335 Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Management: Interior Decorating Career Development
  • BURTL 335 Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Management: International Issues in Retailing
  • BURTL 335 Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Management: Kitchen and Bath Decorating
  • BURTL 335 Special Topics in Retail Merchandising and Management: Socially Responsible Retailing
  • BURTL 350/550 Marketing to Aging and Minority Consumers
  • BUMKG 370 Principles of Advertising
  • BUMKG 385/585 Target Marketing
  • 214-400 Self-Presentation in Business
  • BURTL 409 Interior Decorating Studio
  • BURTL 417/617 Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing
  • 214-495 Historic and Contemporary Fabrics
  • 214-631 Service Management Strategies
  • 214-671 International Sourcing
  • APRL 790 Graduate Seminar in Textiles, Clothing and Retailing

Courses taught for Stout Solutions/Continuing Education Program

  • BURTL 335/535-600A From A to Z in Interior Decorating
  • BURTL 335/535-801A Society and Body Image

Course taught for Psychology Department

  • PSYC-379/579 Public Relations  

Courses taught for the Department of Apparel, Textiles & Design

  • 214-120 Introduction to Apparel, Textiles & Manufacturing
  • 214-330 Home Furnishings
  • 214-400 Self-Presentation in Business
  • 214-535 Minorities and the Fifty Plussers: Servicing the Needs of These Special Consumer Populations
  • 214-625 Mass Merchandising
  • 214-533 Direct Mail
  • 214-426/626 Fashion Merchandising Practicum (The Niche, a student-run store at UW-Stout)
  • 214-755 America's Aging Consumer: Effects on the Apparel & Retail Industries