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Expert in Merchandising Management, Global Sourcing, Sustainability, Apparel Manufacturing, Fashion Retailing, Fashion Design

Expert ID: 732298 Oregon, USA

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Expert is Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at a U.S. university. She has 35+ years of experience teaching global sourcing, retail merchandising, corporate social responsibility, and fashion business strategies. She is the author/co-author of three books on business strategies and sustainability in the fashion industry. She is also author/co-author of 65 articles in research journals including Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Expert provides consulting and educational services around responsible designing, manufacturing, and retailing of fashion merchandise within the global fashion industries. She is president of a consulting firm with this specialty.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon - Eugene, Oregon - Salem, Oregon - Gresham, Oregon - Beaverton, Oregon - Hillsboro, Oregon - Springfield, Oregon - Bend, Oregon - Vancouver, Washington

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: PhD Subject: Consumer Sciences and Retailing Institution: Purdue University/Main Campus
Year: 1978 Degree: BA Subject: Fashion Merchandising Institution: Washington State University/Main Campus

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert provides consulting and continuing education services and resources concerning responsible designing, manufacturing, and retailing of fashion merchandise within the global fashion industries.
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Department: Design and Human Environment Responsibilities: Expert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in global sourcing, corporate social responsibility, retail merchandising, fashion industry strategies, and fashion theory. She has conducted research on consumer behavior of fashion merchandise and fashion business strategies.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Oregon State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Home Economics and Consumer Education Responsibilities: Expert taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fashion merchandising. Conducted research on consumer behavior of fashion merchandise.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: Oregon State University Title: Instructor Department: Family Studies and Consumer Sciences Responsibilities: Expert taught undergraduate courses in fashion merchandising.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Taiwan/Asia Summary: Taught short-course in an Executive MBA program
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Multiple countries in Asia Summary: Toured apparel/footwear factories
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Taiwan, China/Asia Summary: Toured footwear factories

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Textile and Apparel Association, member, President, Council. Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business, founding member. Higg Index Educational Summit.
Licenses / Certifications
Social Systems Lead Auditor Certification by the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
Professional Appointments
Associate Editor, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing; Co-Chair, Global Marketing Conference. L.L. Stewart Scholar, OSU. Fellow, International Textile and Apparel Association.
Distinguished Scholar-Lecturer, International Textile and Apparel Association.
Awards / Recognition
Educator of the Year; Fellow; Distinguished Scholar-Lecturer; Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award (awarded to the faculty of DHE), OSU. OSU President’s “Beaver Champion” Award. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award, OSU. Women of Achievement Award, OSU Women's Center
Educator of the Year Award, "All-Stars" Bobbin Magazine/International Textile and Apparel Association. Teacher of the Year, Utah State University. College of Family Life Teacher of the Year, Utah State University. Burlington Resources Faculty Achievement Award, OSU. D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, OSU.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored or co-authored 3 books including Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (Fairchild Books) and The Business of Fashion, 5th edition (Fairchild Books). She has 65 refereed research journal articles. She has contributed to 10 books, monographs and symposia proceedings. She has 3 invited papers and chapters. She has given 11 invited/keynote presentations. She has given 77 research presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for non-compete case in the fashion industry. Provided expert witness report and testimony.
Training / Seminars
Courses taught at OSU include (among others) Retail Merchandising, Global Production and Trade in Textiles and Apparel, Fashion Theory, Fashion Trend Analysis, Textile and Apparel Market Analysis, and Merchandise Planning and Control.

Fields of Expertise

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