Sara Marcketti is a Morrill Professor in the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Program and Director for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Marcketti is an accomplished author, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Co-authored books include Survey of Historic Costume (6th and 7th editions) with Phyllis Tortora, Textiles (12th edition) with Sara Kadolph, and Knock it off: A History of Design Piracy in the U.S. Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry with Jean Parsons. Her most recent book is: The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions with Elena Karpova.
Her teaching and research efforts have been recognized through college, university, and national awards including the Outstanding ISU Alumni Award (2018), ITAA Teaching Excellence Award (2018), College of Human Sciences Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award (2014), Pacesetter Award from the University of Georgia (2011), and ITAA Rising Star Award (2009). Marcketti currently serves as the Past President for the Costume Society of America and is a Fellow of the Costume Society of America.