Dr. Frederick Steven Cottle

Professor

Dr. Frederick Steven Cottle
615-494-8752
Room 230, Ned McWherter Learning Resources Center (LRC)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Global Expertise

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise

    Languages Spoken

      Areas of Global Specialization

      • Apparel Industry

      Degree Information

      • PHD, Auburn University (2012)
      • MBA, University of Phoenix (2003)
      • BST, Auburn University (1984)

      Areas of Expertise

      Textiles: Fiber to Fabric
      Apparel Marketing
      Apparel Sizing
      3D Body Scanning

      Credentials Pertinent to the Field

      Nashville Fashion Week - Advisory Panel Member 2014 to Present                                                                 Phi Psi Textile Honorary Fraternity Member
      LEED Accredited Professional

      Experience with external funding agencies
      None

      Biography

      Dr. Cottle is a 25+ year textile/apparel industry veteran who joined MTSU's program of Textiles, Merchandising, and Design in 2013.  He has held varying roles in the industry such as industrial engineering, manufacturing management, accounting, marketing, and sales.  He teaches basic and advanced textiles (fiber to fabric) as well as varying apparel focused business courses.  He was a member of MTSU Faculty Senate (2017-2020) and served as President of Faculty Senate (2021). &n...

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      Dr. Cottle is a 25+ year textile/apparel industry veteran who joined MTSU's program of Textiles, Merchandising, and Design in 2013.  He has held varying roles in the industry such as industrial engineering, manufacturing management, accounting, marketing, and sales.  He teaches basic and advanced textiles (fiber to fabric) as well as varying apparel focused business courses.  He was a member of MTSU Faculty Senate (2017-2020) and served as President of Faculty Senate (2021).  Dr. Cottle was elected as a Trustee to the MTSU Board of Trustees sevring the term from 2021 to 2023. 

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      Publications

      In Preparation  Asbury, M.B., & Cottle, F.S., How individuals talk about the body using 2-D and 3-D images?

      2020        LaFever, H., Brinthaupt, T., Cottle, F.S., &, Asbury, M.B., (2018). ‘Viewing a 3D Full-Body                                Representation of Oneself Reduces Body Esteem’.  Journal of Family &a...

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      In Preparation  Asbury, M.B., & Cottle, F.S., How individuals talk about the body using 2-D and 3-D images?

      2020        LaFever, H., Brinthaupt, T., Cottle, F.S., &, Asbury, M.B., (2018). ‘Viewing a 3D Full-Body                                Representation of Oneself Reduces Body Esteem’.  Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

      2015                Cottle, C.A., Cottle, F.S., & Bell, T.W., (2015). ‘From suits to robes: The use of African inspired apparel as a communication tool in the mid-twentieth century American avant-garde jazz                                   community’.  Journal of Fashion, Style, & Popular Culture (Special Issue on Music & Fashion 2:2,                         pp. 191-206, doi: 10.1386/fspc.2.2.191_1

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      Presentations

      2014                5th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning Technologies – Lugano,                                 Switzerland – Defining Human Body Form.

      2014                College of Behavioral and Health S...

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      2014                5th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning Technologies – Lugano,                                 Switzerland – Defining Human Body Form.

      2014                College of Behavioral and Health Sciences – Middle Tennessee State University – Deans                                     Research Lunch Series – Oral Presentation of Current Research Stream – 3D Body Scanning.

      2013                International Textile & Apparel Association – New Orleans, LA – Conference Oral                                               Presentation of Research – Human body form: What does it mean?

      2013                International Textile & Apparel Association – New Orleans, LA – Conference Oral                                               Presentation of Research - Suits to robes: A study of free jazz fashion

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      Awards

      2020 – 2021    Middle Tennessee State University - Named by graduating students as a person who                                          makes a difference at MTSU.

      2018                Middle Tennessee State University – Promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure.

      2016 &...

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      2020 – 2021    Middle Tennessee State University - Named by graduating students as a person who                                          makes a difference at MTSU.

      2018                Middle Tennessee State University – Promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure.

      2016                Named Distinguished Honorary Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

      2015 & 2017   Phi Kappa Phi – Recognized as a faculty member who encourages students to strive for         academic excellence.

      2014 – 2015    Middle Tennessee State University - Named by graduating students as a person who                                          makes a difference at MTSU.

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      Research / Scholarly Activity

      Dr. Cottle's research stream focuses on analysis of high dimensional data generated by Three Dimensional (3D) Body Scanning as it pertains to the fit of apparel items to the human body, human health and wellness, and measuring physical activity intervention methods. The contribution to the textile and apparel field is the development of a definition of human body form and classification of human body form with the intent to improve the sizing and fit of apparel items.

      In the Media

      2018         MTSU Faculty Spotlight:  Rick Cottle / Textile Industry

                      https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-faculty-spotlight-rick-cottle-textile-industry/

      2018         MTSU Out of the Blue:  What is "Nashville Style" with Dr. Rick Cottle

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_AzDbtt3E

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      2018         MTSU Faculty Spotlight:  Rick Cottle / Textile Industry

                      https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-faculty-spotlight-rick-cottle-textile-industry/

      2018         MTSU Out of the Blue:  What is "Nashville Style" with Dr. Rick Cottle

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_AzDbtt3E

      2018         Daily News Journal: Murfreesboro, TN: Rick & Amy Cottle rennovate home in downtown                                    Murfreesboro.

                      https://www.dnj.com/picture-gallery/news/2018/09/05/photos-rick--amy-cottle-renovate-home-in- downtown-murfreesboro/37719465/

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      Special Projects

      2021-2023           Trustee (MTSU Board of Trustees)

      2020-2021           President (MTSU Faculty Senate)

      2017-2020           Member (MTSU Faculty Senate / Steering Committee)

      2015 - Present.     Idea generator and campus champion of trueBLUEtique

       

      Courses

      Textiles I

      Textiles II

      Fashion Promotion

      Global Topics in Human Sciences

      Consumer Economics

      Product Line Development