Lynn M. Boorady is a professor and department head in the Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising at Oklahoma State University. Prior to that, she was the founding chair of the Fashion and Textile Technology department at Buffalo State.
She is a Fulbright Scholar, prolific designer, and invited speaker in her areas of expertise which include personal protective equipment, issues in sizing and fit, and 3D body scanning. Boorady has been a member of the United States Department of Agriculture sponsored NC-170 Research team which focuses on personal protective technologies for current and emerging occupational hazards for the past 13 years.
Boorady has written numerous refereed publications as well as being an active presenter at professional conferences nationally and internationally. She previously was an assistant professor at the University of Missouri. She was the founding chair of the Fashion Department at the American University in Dubai. She has been a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Manchester Metropolitan University's Manchester Fashion Institute in Manchester, England.
Ph.D. in Textile & Apparel Management, University of Missouri, 2005
M.P.S in Textiles and Apparel, Cornell University,1993
B.A. in Theater Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 1983