Faculty


Heather Akou

Heather Akou

Associate Professor

Professional Interests
Textile design, product development, dress studies

Rick Bomberger

Rick Bomberger

Senior Lecturer

  • dbomberg@indiana.edu, rbomberger@rbapparel.com
  • (812) 855-7751
  • Kirkwood Hall 317

Professional Interests
Entrepreneurship, product development, internships (domestic and international)

Deb Christiansen

Deb Christiansen

Senior Lecturer

Professional Interests
Fashion design studios, fashion history/theory, study abroad, experiential learning

Lauren Copeland

Lauren Copeland

Visiting Assistant Professor

Professional Interests
Sustainability, service learning, international trade, digital merchandising

Mary Embry

Mary Embry

Senior Lecturer

Professional Interests
Sustainability, fair trade, product development, leadership

Lori Frye

Lori Frye

Associate Instructor

Professional Interests
Fashion design, fashion history

Ashley Hasty

Ashley Hasty

Senior Lecturer

Professional Interests
Branding, digital marketing, visual merchandising, fashion history, innovative teaching methods

Louis Joyner

Louis Joyner

Lecturer

Professional Interests
Architecture, interior design, historic preservation

Jeeyea Kim

Jeeyea Kim

Lecturer

Professional Interests
Architecture, interior design, product design, design software and manufacturing technology

Minjeong Kim

Minjeong Kim

Associate Professor

Professional Interests
Consumer behavior, visual and digital merchandising, design thinking

Sharron Lennon

Sharron Lennon

Professor

Professional Interests
Consumer behavior, social-psychology of dress, online visual merchandising

Jane Matranga

Jane Matranga

Lecturer

Professional Interests
Fashion illustration, surface design, wearable art

C. Tom Mitchell

C. Tom Mitchell

Associate Professor

Professional Interests
Design methods, process, history, and theory

Marleen Newman

Marleen Newman

Senior Lecturer

Associate Director of IUCA+D

Professional Interests
Architecture, history and theory, sustainability, urban design, historic preservation

Dana Olsen

Dana Olsen

Lecturer

Professional Interests
Buying and planning, experiential learning, alumni and industry engagement

Jon Racek

Jon Racek

Senior Lecturer

Professional Interests
Architecture, playground design, furniture design, innovations in technology

Kate Rowold

Kate Rowold

Professor

Professional Interests
Fashion history, museum curation and display, couture fashion

Janis Shaffer

Janis Shaffer

Senior Lecturer

Professional Interests
Merchandising finance, retail management, internships, industry and alumni engagement

Kennon M. Smith

Kennon M. Smith

Associate Professor

Professional Interests
History of design, interiors, and architecture; design education; comparative design

Jiangmei Wu

Jiangmei Wu

Assistant Professor

Professional Interests
Interior Design, Graphic Design, mathematics/engineering of art and design

Li Zhao

Li Zhao

Lecturer

Professional Interests
Product development, luxury markets, digital merchandising, entrepreneurship