Dr. Beverly Chico has lectured for more than 40 years at Maryland and Colorado colleges. A nationally recognized expert and collector of international headwear, her collection has more than 600 items from 100 countries. She has been a visiting professional at the Smithsonian Institute; consultant to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottowa; participant at the Folger Institution; and interviewed by the BBC program “Outlook” and most recently, in The Denver Post. She served on the Costume Society of America’s Board of Directors and has authored many encyclopedia entries. In 2013, she published, Hats and Headwear Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia, (ABC-Clio).