Dr. Marcy L. Koontz
Dr. Koontz received her Ph.D. in Collections Management | Historic Costume & Textiles from Florida State University with concentrations in history and college teaching. She was awarded the first Hope B. McCormick Fellowship in the Hope B. McCormick Costume Center at the Chicago History Museum. Before her tenure at The University of Alabama, she taught at Florida State University and SUNY Oneonta. Dr. Koontz’s current research focuses on innovative approaches in higher education to design/creative thinking and critical making in the context of community engagement through active and collaborative participation. Current and recent projects include Black Belt Bamboost, The Carrie Project, and le Art de la Mode. The Black Belt Bamboost project was an Excellence in Community Engagement Award recipient, recognized by the UA Council for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP), as an Outstanding Faculty/Staff-Initiated Engagement Effort for 2014.