Archana has been teaching at Kent State University since 2006. She loves to teach and interact with students and her subjects include pattern making, draping, sewing, and fabrics. Her career in fashion commenced in India where she worked in the Indian garment-export industry for a while before joining Academics. Before coming to Kent State, Archana taught at the Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, India and was a guest faculty with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Archana earned her Master’s Degree in Arts from the Akron University. She compared and evaluated storage techniques for eighteenth-century garments and helped reorganize the storage of eighteenth-century women’s garments at the Kent State University Museum. Archana’s undergraduate degree is in Fashion Design from Kent State University.
She is immensely interested in history, material culture, historic clothing and textiles, and art. She loves to read and travel.