Becky Flax is a design enthusiast.
Her endless love of learning drives her passion for ideation and innovation. Having the overwhelming fortune to teach at Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls Campus, Becky draws from the University’s legacy (Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science) by instructing students in a range of Textile Courses, some of her favorites being: Jacquard Weaving; Knitting Technology I; Color, Dyeing, and Finishing Laboratory; and a sketchbook course focused on inspiration, trend, and ideation. Working collaboratively with a colleague in the College of Life Sciences, Dr. Anne Bower, and the brilliant students enrolled in their research courses, she investigates the commercial dye potential of invasive plant species found in the Northeast. Any additional time is devoted to researching and developing smart textiles, investigating ways to build small, sustainable supply chains for textile manufacturing in the US, crafting tools to bring handweaving techniques to industrial looms, and translating textile substrates into XR, extended reality spaces. She believes the industry is changing rapidly. The way we interact with and the expectations we set for the fabrics in our lives are evolving just as speedily. Becky holds a B.S. in Textile Design from Philadelphia University & an M.S. in Textile Design, Weave from Philadelphia University.


  • Bachelor of Science, Philadelphia University
  • Master of Science, Philadelphia University


  • Assistant Professor, Textile Design