Karen Vasey

Sr. Lecturer
Apparel and Communication Technologies

Office: 327 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-5075


M.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1979

  • Major Emphasis: Clothing, Textile, and Design
  • Thesis: Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Durability of Three Soil Release Finishes on 100 Percent Polyester

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1972

  • Major: Clothing, Textile and Design
  • Minor: Chemistry

Courses Taught

APRL-166 Apparel Construction

APRL-180 Pattern Development

APRL-167 Textiles I: Theory, Fibers and Structures

APRL-250 Textiles II: Evaluation

APRL-272 Quality Analysis of Sewn Product

APRL-355 Special Topics - Advanced Apparel Construction

APRL-474 Apparel Product Development

Memberships and Committees

Advisory Board Committee


Professional Experience

Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

  • 5 1/2 years in Apparel Product Development as Technical Designer/Fit Engineer

Lands' End, Dodgeville, WI

  • 7 1/2 years in Apparel Product Development/Quality as Technical Designer

Leslie Faye Sportswear, Morrow, GA

  • 8 years in Quality, 5 of those years in production facilities in Tennessee as an on-the-road Quality Representative
Teaching Experience

Senior Lecturer - Department of Apparel, Technology, and Communication

UW-Stout - 2006 to Present


Teaching Experience