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Family & Consumer Sciences

Physical address:
 751 Campus Drive
 Mary Hall "Niccolls" building
 Main office room 103

Mailing address:
 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3183
 Moscow, ID 83844-3183

 phone: (208) 885-6546
 fax: (208) 885-5751



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College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
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Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277
phone: (208) 667-2588
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College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
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Boise, ID 83702
phone: (208) 334-2999
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Lori Wahl

Office: Niccolls Building
Phone: 885-6302; 503-913-3658
Email: lwahl@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address:
875 Permiter Drive MS 3183
Moscow, ID 83844-3183

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Home Town: Genesee, ID
Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • improving distance learning for students through the use of virtual worlds and other real time on-line tools
    • apparel design and development processes
    • apparel industry field trips
  • Biography
    I grew up on a farm in Genesee, ID,where the remote location fostered my creativity.  I spent time making clothes for myself and my sister as well as dolls, barbies, and a few pets.  At the completion of a double major in Apparel and Costume Design and Clothing, Textiles,and Design from the University of Idaho in 1993, I moved to Portland, OR to start my career in the apparel industry.  I worked for Nike for 3-1/2 years in various roles starting as a sample sewer and leaving as a product developer.  In 1997, I started as an Assistant Designer at adidas. Six months later, I was promoted to Women’s Designer and continued to work in many different product categories.  After five years with adidas spending the last year as a Senior Designer, I decided to try working at a small company to balance my skill set.  I moved to Hanna Andersson to work as the Accessory and Baby Apparel Designer.  In August 2002, my daughter, Elsie, was born, and it was time to pursue a freelance career.  My freelance clients have included Cool Sets, Royal Robbins, Asics America, and Electric Foxy. I had a son, Ewan in 2006.  I am based in Portland, OR, but make frequent trips home to Genesee and to the UI campus.
    I started teaching Adobe Illustrator at the UI during the summer of 2007.  I have added a few more classes in the following years.  I now teach FCS223: Evaluation of Apparel and Textiles online in both the Spring and Fall.  I also take a field trip to Los Angeles in the fall to explore the LA/Orange County apparel industry and retail markets.

  • Research Projects
    • Cleveley, B., Wahl, L., Hatheway-Dial, K., and Peutz, J., Idaho State Board of Education Technology Incentive grant Making the Impossible Possible: Changing the Educational Landscape with 4D Virtual Learning $152,800  2011
    • Cleveley, B., Wahl,L., and Hatheway-Dial, K., Idaho State Board of Education Technology Incentive grant Connecting Educators Across Idaho through Virtual Worlds $186,700  2010
  • Awards and Honors
    • Alumni Achievement Award, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, 2009
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