College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Coordinator
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors - International Merchandising||University of Georgia||2017|
|M.S.||Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors - Merchandising and International Trade||University of Georgia||2011|
|B.S.||Textile Management concentration in Manufacturing||Clemson University||2009|
My research on how Athens area fashion boutqiues use social media relates to the retailing and entrepreneurship courses I teach in addition to providing valuable connections for our fashion merchandising internship program. I also conduct resarch on pedagogy technologies which enhance the learning experience for fashion merchandising students.
My teaching philosophy stems from a desire to see students strong in foundational knowledge while possessing confidence in finding answers to the questions they do not know. A primary goal in my teaching is to empower students to be lifelong learners and to engage in a healthy discourse with their peers, professors, and industry leaders.
|National Retail Federation||Faculty Advisor||2015 - present|
|Student Merchandising Association||Advisor||2016 - 2020|
|The Agency||Advisor||2015 - 2017|
I have sat under the leadership and advisement of influential mentors and returning this to my department, college, and university is a great passion of mine. Through service opportunities I have worked with diverse groups, recruited incoming students, and advised successful scholarship recipients through the National Retail Federation.