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