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Nancy B Prideaux

M.S. in Management, Houston Baptist University
B.S. in Textiles and Apparel, The University of Texas at Austin

Nancy Prideaux’s teaching philosophy and methodology are like a double-cloth, a fabrication method in which two layers of cloth are woven on the loom at the same time, one on top of the other. In the weaving process, the two layers of woven fabric are held together using binder threads or are interwoven. Her primary goal in the classes she teaches is to be the thread that joins both the knowledge and skills in the topic area with the enthusiasm about the subject to allow students to not only learn about the topic but also learn about themselves.

Ms. Prideaux works directly with the Retail Merchandising Internship Program, placing and supervising senior students completing the academic field experience sequence during their senior year. She serves as the program director for our UT in NYC Conference and Seminar and works directly with the legendary Iris Apfel.  UT in NYC is one of the extraordinary undergraduate experiential learning opportunities provided in the School of Human Ecology. 

Her service to the Austin community includes The Junior League of Austin, Town Lake Park Project, Leadership Austin, the Central Texas Region Arthritis Foundation and past service to SafePlace and The legendary Paramount Theatre. She currently serves the state of Texas as a board member of the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion and she is an active docent for the Governor’s Mansion.

Professional affiliations:
Young Men’s Association Fashion Scholarship Fund Liaison
Central Texas Region Arthritis Foundation Board Member
Friends of the Governor’s Mansion Board Member



Experiential Learning, Visual Merchandising, Career Placement Choices, and Image and Branding




Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching, College of Natural Sciences
Robert Murff Excellence Award, Texas Campus Career Council
Teaching Excellence Award, School of Human Ecology
Faculty Service Award, College of Natural Sciences
Texas Exes in Human Ecology Community Service Award, School of Human Ecology
Volunteer Extraordinaire, The Junior League of Austin
Dorothy Blodgett Award, Friends of the Governor’s Mansion
Adult Hero for the Central Texas Arthritis Foundation 2014 Walk to Cure ArthritisNatural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council Teaching Award 


Young Men’s Association Fashion Scholarship Fund, NY, NY

TXA 151     Pre-Internship Seminar
TXA 352M   Field Experience in Retail Merchandising
TXA 353     Field Experience I
TXA 355P   Problems in Retail Merchandising
TXA 365     New York City Tour Conference and Seminar