Harriet Griggs

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences




Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)
  • M.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising (Oklahoma State University)
  • B.S. in Home Economics (Baylor University)


Dr. Griggs knew from high school that she wanted to teach. During her teaching path, which began with a graduate teaching assistantship at Oklahoma State, she has taught university students in the area of clothing, textiles and merchandising. She worked in product development and marketing in Dallas between the Master's and Doctorate degrees. The teaching experience that followed included five years at SHSU, and fifteen years at the University of Houston. Since her happy return to SHSU, she and Dr. Janis White are now known to the department as the "fabric nerds". She has one daughter whose job responsibilities include the style blog for the Austin Chronicle and who helps keep her current on the latest trends.