Our Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized in their respective fields with the intention of guiding you to become a leader in your chosen area

Our Expertise

Our faculty is comprised of individuals with expertise in the areas of textile science, historic dress, merchandising, international trade and the build environment employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Faculty research focuses on the topic areas of:

  • Functional fibers and smart textiles
  • 20th century fashion and pop culture
  • American and non-western historic dress
  • E-tailing
  • Cultural analysis of consumer behavior
  • Home environments and design consultation
  • Cultural aspects of dress

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Patricia Annis

Patricia A. Annis

Associate Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Patricia A. Annis focuses on textile sciences and the physical analysis of textiles.

309 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4889

Jan Hathcote

Jan Hathcote

Registrar

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jan Hathcote is interested in topics of merchandising and international trade.

0102 Holmes/Hunter Acad, 101 Herty Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-6020

Ian R. Hardin

Ian R. Hardin

Georgia Power Professor of Textile Science Emeritus

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Ian R. Hardin investigates textile chemical processing and nanotechnical fiber surface modifiers

300 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-0357

Patricia Hunt-Hurst

Patricia Hunt-Hurst

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Office of the Dean, SSAC, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

224 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4860

Lilia Gomez-Lanier

Lilia Gomez-Lanier

Assistant Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Lilia Gomez-Lanier researches the influences that the built environment may have on the learning outcomes.

213 Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-8777

Katalin Medvedev

Katalin Medvedev

Associate Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Katalin Medvedev has interests in dressing the body, social and political aspects of dress, and social sustainability.

319 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4307

Sergiy Minko

Sergiy Minko

Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Sergiy Minko is Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science and a supervisor of the Nanostructured Materials Lab http://nsmlab.com

305 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3122

Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Associate Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Yoo-Kyoung Seock's research focuses on multi-channel retailing, and consumer psychographics and shopping behaviors

307 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4892

Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma

Associate Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Suraj Sharma researches bioplastics - biocomposites from renewable resources, smart textiles, and medical textiles.

352 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7353

Charles Yang

Charles Yang

Professor, Textiles, Merchandising And Interiors (Emeritus)

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Charles Yang investigates textile finishing systems and chemical modification of textiles.

305 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4912