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Stella Warnick

Faculty Emerita / Adjunct Faculty

Email: swarnick@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-4103
Office: Peterson Hall 204


Education: BS, University of Alberta, 1959; PhD, University of Washington, 1989. At SPU 1974–2001. Emerita since 2001.

Dr. Stella Warnick joined the SPU faculty in 1974. In the following years, she taught in the area of clothing in textiles, specifically in Apparel Design and History of Costume.

Early in her position as assistant professor in clothing and textiles, Dr. Warnick implemented a liaison program with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, where students have the option to attend FIT for one year and earn an AA degree. Courses from FIT transfer to Seattle Pacific University as upper-division credits, allowing students to earn an AA degree from FIT and a bachelor of arts degree from Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Warnick became Emerita faculty in 2001, but continues to teach as adjunct faculty member and serve as an academic advisor.

In 1998, students throughout campus named her the SPU Professor of the Year. The Stella Warnick Leadership Scholarship was created by Fashion Group of Seattle in 2002. Dr. Warnick is a member of Fashion Group International.


Selected publications

Bodemer, C., & Warnick, S (1961) Polyovular Follicles in the Normal Intact Animal, Journal of Fertility & Sterility, 12, 2, March-April.

Bodemer, C., & Warnick, S. (1961)  The Effects of Gonadotropic Hormones on the Hamster Ovary.  Journal of Fertility & Sterility, 12, 4, July-August.

Papers presented

“Hutzulshchyna: A Lively Art” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in Baltimore, MD, June 1998.

“Elaboration Strategies Used by College Students Performing a Visual Design Task” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in San Antonio, TX, June 1990.

“Elaboration Strategies Used by College Students Performing a Visual Design Task” at the regional meeting of the Washington Home Economics Association in Seattle, WA, April 1990.

“The Role of Imagery in Stimulating Creativity” at the national meeting of the American Home Economics Association in Indianapolis, IN, June 1987.

Other presentations

Presented documentary film, Seattle Styles, and led a panel of fashion pioneers in the Northwest clothing industry in Seattle in discussing current trends in the industry — held at the Museum of History and Industry, March 11, 2006.  The panel was videotaped and aired on the Seattle Channel three times between March 15 and 24.

Interviewed on KUOW to discuss unique clothing styles of the Seattle Industry, March 8, 2006.

Videotaped documentary, Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry, aired on Channel 28, September 15, 1997, and September 17, 1997.

“Impact of the Free Trade Agreement on Textile & Apparel Industries,” lecture to Washington Home Economics Association, April 28, 1993.

“Stimulating Creativity” lecture to Euthenics, January 29, 1991.

“Stimulating Creativity” lecture to Sigma Rho, December 5, 1989.

Videotaped documentary, Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry, presented at the Washington State Curriculum Update, Seattle, April 8, 1988.

Videotaped documentary, Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry, presented at Fashion Group of Seattle, February, 1987.

“Impact of Off-shore Production on the Seattle Economy,” lecture to the King County Home Economics Association, February, 1987.

Videotaped documentary, Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry, presented to the Regional Meeting of the A.C.P.T.C., Napa, CA. October, 1986.

Videotaped documentary, Seattle Styles: A Look at a Booming Industry, presented to the King County Home Economics Association, Feb. 10. 1986.