ABOUT ME

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For nearly 20 years, I've worked on both the design and retail sides of the New York City Apparel industry. My design clients have included Michael Kors, Target, Nordstroms, J.C. Penney, GAP Group, J. Crew, and Cutter & Buck. I have managed men's tailored clothing and designer businesses for Bergdorf Goodman, Loro Piana, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Peter Elliot Group. I take all of this experience with me in my current position as an Assistant Professor, responsible for teaching courses in Fashion Marketing, Luxury, and Design Thinking.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Scottish Kiltmaking Design Process

Forthcoming in Fall 2021 in Fashion Practice

2016

Iowa State University

Ph.D., Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Word on the Street: Consumer WOM Motivations on Social Media

To be presented at the virtual American Collegiate Retailing Association Conference, Spring 2021

Fill Your Boots: Texas Custom Bootmaking

Analyzing the iconic Texas bootmaking tradition and industry. Reserach in collaboration with Baylor University's Oral History Institute

2010

Fashion Institute of Technology

MPS, Global Fashion Management

1994

Western Connecticut State University

BBA, Marketing Communications