Sylvia Hillyard Pannell
Costume design and the history of clothing and fashion are Professor Pannell's specialties. She has been the costume designer for the Asolo State Theatre and the Carl Ratcliff Dancers, as well as for ABC-TV and Twentieth Century Fox films. In the summer of 1987, several of her costume designs were part of an invitational exhibit in Prague. Among her numerous professional activities are as President of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and the Book Review Editor for Scene Design and Technology. She has also served on the joint commission on musical theatre of the National Association of Schools of Music and of Schools of Theatre. She is co-author of Varieties of Theatrical Art, and other shorter publications. Among the organizations to which she has presented papers are the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and the American Theatre Association. Ms. Pannell is listed in Who's Who of American Women. She is the holder of two major university awards: the Special Beaver Teaching Award and the Creative Research medal.