2015 Presenters

About the Presenters

Opening Keynote
Bloomsbury Fashion Central
Friday, October 23, 2015

Amanda Breccia is the Senior Acquisitions Editor at Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. She oversees the U.S.-based fashion list within Bloomsbury’s Visual Arts program, now the largest visual arts education publisher in the world. In her eight years at Fairchild Books, Amanda has worked on a broad range of fashion subjects and textbooks of all shapes and sizes, notably the recently published Survey of Historic Costume, Sixth Edition. Her background studying textiles, apparel and merchandising gives her insight into the unique needs of fashion students and academics. She looks forward to expanding the digital publishing program at Fairchild Books and offering new and innovative resources for fashion education.

James Lingle is the Senior Account Manager at Bloomsbury Academic within Bloomsbury Publishing. He oversees the Americas academic sales team for all digital products. Since joining Bloomsbury in 2014, James has expanded the sales team to work on nearly 80 eBook collections and multiple databases. Throughout his career, he worked in the publishing industry across multiple continents in Public Relations, Marketing and Sales. The opportunity to work collaboratively at the institutional level, bringing invaluable content to the fingertips of researchers and students for the future is an exciting prospect. 




The Ron Knoth Lecture

Textile Hive
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Caleb Sayan is the co-founder of the Textile Hive and creator of the Visual Hive software platform. Through Visual Archiving Solutions, he consults and provides comprehensive digitization solutions for large scale projects serving institutional, private and corporate collections. Caleb’s projects reflect his deep appreciation for the design and history of textiles, combined with a passion for technology and the possibilities it offers to enhance interactions with cultural materials. The son of noted fashion designer and textile collector Andrea Aranow, Caleb had a global upbringing in Peru, London, Japan, China and the United States. He is a 2000 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, with a degree in International and Comparative Politics. In 2009, he began a project to digitize the contents of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Archive, containing more than 40,000 textiles, so that it might be utilized by a wider and more diverse audience. The project, which took place in Portland, Oregon, was ambitious in its scope and aimed not only to digitize the archive but also to reimagine how textile collections could be better utilized. In 2014, the project launched online as Textile Hive and is currently supported through membership.

Conference Presenters 
M. Lynn Barnes
Baleen in Support of Haute Couture: The Relationship between the Whaling and Fashion Industries

M. Lynn Barnes is a dress historian with a research and academic emphasis on Gilded Age fashions and textiles, 1870-1920. She also has an interest in examining the social and material culture of specific time periods as expressed in maritime fashions and the use of textiles and fabrics in ship and yacht interiors. Of particular interest to Dr. Barnes are the private luxury yachts of the Gilded Age, the social customs that accompanied their use and display, and their prominence in a distinct period of American culture. Dr. Barnes holds a master’s degree in international trade and quality perception of outsourced apparel from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in historic dress with an emphasis on the interiors of luxury yachts of the Gilded Age. She has held faculty positions at Bluffton University, Eastern Kentucky University and West Virginia University. She is currently a dress history and maritime history consultant. She has recently opened a fashion design and music studio in the historic district of Troy, Ohio. Dr. Barnes is also involved with the presentation of historic fashion shows that emphasize maritime textiles and clothing, and first person interpretations of history figures. She frequently uses period music, art, technology and politics as methods of illustrating the social setting of dress and textiles.

Carol Brathwaite

Disrupt: The Collision between Fashion and Technology since the Great Depression, and Why it Matters

Carol Brathwaite was a Senior Technician with Con Edison’s Chemical and Environmental Lab, N.Y., for 10 1/2 years, before returning to school in 2000. She worked in various fashion marketing gigs or internships, including Revlon’s Product Development & Marketing, and New York Model Management, Inc. During that time, she also worked for the NYC Department of Education. In 2003, she graduated from FIT summa cum laude and later obtained an MBA at Nova Southeastern University. In January 2006, Carol started doctoral study in Retail Merchandising at Florida State University; at that time, she taught two courses: Textiles and Textiles & Apparel in the Global Economy. As a research assistant, she worked with professors on mass customization, cculturation and assimilation, and consumer behavior. Although achieving “doctoral candidate” status after passing the preliminary evaluations (ABD), she left campus before completing her Ph.D. to work as an instructor at the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY. To date, she has taught courses in Textile SciencesGlobal Fashion Economics,International BusinessMarketingInternational Marketing, Services Marketing, Fashion Merchandise, Retail Buying, Merchandise Planning & Control, and Entrepreneurship. When not teaching, she is engaged in higher education consulting. At this time, she is working toward completing her Ph.D. and is a Fashion Marketing Instructor in the Department of Business at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY.


Stephen M Brooks
Range of Research Enquiries

Stephen Brooks is Senior Director (Product Management) for Arts and Literature at ProQuest. He manages a team whose responsibilities include the exploration of new opportunities and partnerships and the development of new products to meet the needs of arts and humanities researchers in the global higher education community. In recent years he has launched new specialist digital collections including The Vogue Archive, The Women’s Wear Daily ArchiveEntertainment Industry Magazine Archive and Art & Architecture Archive.

Stephen joined ProQuest’s product management group in 2000 – as Publisher for History and Historical Periodicals – where he oversaw the re-launch of Periodicals Archive Online andPeriodicals Index Online as well as developing a number of new collections of historical documents such as the Colonial State Papers and Queen Victoria’s Journals. His role later expanded to cover a suite of ProQuest databases for literature, music, film, performing arts and the visual arts and included a year working on the development of a new ProQuest platform. Prior to working in product management, Stephen studied Medieval English, Germanic Philology and Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Glasgow and was a Managing Editor with Chadwyck-Healey Ltd. He has been guest lecturer on University College London’s Online Publishing MA, speaking on commercial digital publishing, and a member of the steering committee for the DRH (Digital Resources in the Humanities) conference. Stephen has spoken around the world at a variety of conferences and events, including the Online Information Conference (London), the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat in St. Petersburg and the Taipei International Book Exhibition.


Felix Burrichter

The Future of Media - Panelist

Felix Burricheter is a German-born, New York-based writer and creative director. He studied architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris) and Columbia University (New York) before founding PIN–UP magazine in 2006 of which he is editor and creative director. PIN–UP is a biannual architecture and design magazine (“Magazine for Architectural Entertainment”) that regularly features interviews with renowned architects (SANAA, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Peter Marino, Ricardo Bofill, Odile Decq, David Adjaye, Santiago Calatrava, Rem Koolhaas) as well as critical essays and contemporary architecture and design photography. Heralded as a “cult design zine” by the New York Times and for “framing the built environment in decidedly sexy terms” (Architectural Digest), in 2011 PIN–UP was awarded the Gold Medal for Editorial Design by the Art Director’s Club America. In addition to consulting on art and design books, Burrichter is a contributor to T The New York Times Style Magazine, W Magazine, and Fantastic Man.

Ansgar Buschmann

Brand Heritage in Digital Times: A Case Study on How Burberry Reinvented Itself

Dr. Ansgar Buschmann, serves as a Post-Doc at the Center of Management, University of Muenster, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. for his research in the area of Multi-Channel-Management in the fashion sector. As associated researcher of the FATM, the only research institute which interlinks Fashion and Management on University level in Germany, he researches on the evolution of Business Models and company development with a special focus in the fashion industry. Besides his research career, he has a strong entrepreneurial track record. He founded and advises several companies especially linked to the influence of social media in the fashion sector and mass customization.


Daniel James Cole

Building a 360⁰ View of Modern Fashion

Daniel James Cole is an adjunct faculty member at both New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching Fashion History, World Dress, and Costume Design. Daniel has spoken at symposia around the world, including
five appearances for the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute’s (IFFTI) annual conference. He has been published several times in the journal of the IFFTI, and his 2011 paper “Charles Frederick Worth, John Redfern, and the Dawn of Modern Fashion” appeared in French translation in the journal Search Mode. He also has been published in the online edition of Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America, following his plenary address at their 2012 annual convention. Daniel has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Town and Country, The Toronto Sun, China Daily News, The Houston Chronicle, The New York Post, and In Style. His work as a costume designer has included theatre, film and television, and has been seen at opera companies around the country including Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and New York Chamber Opera. With Nancy Deihl of New York University, Daniel is the co-author of The History of Modern Fashion published by Laurence King, London, in 2015.

Robert Conrad

Millennials & Fashion Brands

Robert Conrad, who joined LIM College as an adjunct faculty member in 2010, is currently a full-time faculty member in the Marketing, Management & Finance Department. Among the undergraduate courses he teaches are: Management, Sales Management, Retailing, and Multi-Channel Retailing. He also teaches Fashion Retail Management on the graduate level. Professor Conrad has extensive professional experience in sales, marketing, operations and general management within the fashion industry. As Senior Vice President of Design and Product Development for Limited Brands, he helped develop Henri Bendel branded accessories, and as President of Modern & Classic Accessories for Liz Claiborne, Professor Conrad developed and implemented strategic plans for brands such as Liz Claiborne Accessories, Kenneth Cole Jewelry and Lucky Brand. He has also held positions with R. G. Barry (Dearfoam), Swank Inc., Crystal Brands (Monet), Revlon, and J.C. Penney. Professor Conrad holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Peter’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University. He is a member of the Retail Marketing Society.

Jennifer Craven

Is Print Dead?: How Social Media is Changing the Landscape in a Fashion Curriculum

Jennifer Craven is an instructor of fashion merchandising at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. Her primary areas of Teaching include Textiles, Product Line Development, and fashion-related communication skills including public speaking and journalism. Current research includes pedagogical best practices in relation to student public speaking. She is also working toward publishing her co-authored book,A Visual Guide to Fashion and Styling. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University and a master’s degree from North Carolina State University. As the mother of two young daughters, she enjoys blogging and writing for various parenting websites and publications, including the Huffington Post.


Joy Davis

The Charles James Conundrum: Anticipated History and Fashion Collections

Joy Davis received a B.A. in History and Media Studies from the University of Baltimore County and is currently working on her current graduate thesis for the Fashion and Textile, Theory and Practice program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked as a project archivist for Thom Browne, Inc. and history scholars. She is currently a curatorial intern at the Morris Jumel Mansion and has worked and interned at the Museum at FIT as well as the Hispanic Society of America. Joy’s qualifying paper analyzes class relationships and dress in Casta paintings.




André Ribeiro de Barros

Comme des Garçons’ Guerrilla Stores: Art, Fashion, and Business

André Ribeiro de Barros is a master’s student in Art History at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the same university. His thesis focuses on the exchanges between fashion and contemporary art, especially as such exchanges happen at guerrilla stores, similar to the Comme des Garçons’ stores. For more than five years, he was a business partner in a trend forecast fashion start up in São Paulo focused on the Brazilian fashion industry. Currently he has been working as an independent fashion and culture forecaster. His research interests include contemporary visual culture, male fashion, and fashion design. He also has training in fashion design, and his first ever exhibition as curator took place last June.


Nancy Deihl

Building a 360⁰ View of Modern Fashion

A fashion and textile historian, Nancy Deihl is the director of the Costume Studies M.A. program at New York University. Deihl specializes in the history of fashion from 1850 to the present and teaches courses in the history of fashion and textiles, the literature of fashion, research methodologies, and issues in contemporary dress. She was formerly a curator and consultant in contemporary and modern art and adjunct faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to teaching, Deihl is the author or editor of numerous works on fashion subjects including articles on individual designers in Oxford Art Online and the African American National Biography. She is the co-author, with Daniel James Cole, of The History of Modern Fashion (London: Laurence King, 2015) and is currently editing a book on American fashion designers. Deihl also lectures and serves as a guest expert and consultant to the press. Recent public presentations include “Flappers and Sheiks: Fashion in the 1920s” and “The 1970s: Do Your Own Thing.” Quotations appear in a range of publications including Gentleman’s Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Register, Wine Spectator and Fuscia, a fashion magazine based in Bogotá.

John Deming

Postpone the Eulogy: Print is Not Dead
The Future of Media - Panelist

John Deming is the Writing Center Director at LIM College, where he has taught for seven years. He is a founding editor and current Editor in Chief ofColdfront, a poetry, music and culture magazine. He has published essays, poems, and reviews in a wide variety of venues, including Salon, Boston Review, and New Orleans Review. In fall 2014, he helped a team of students create and publish LIM College’s new student fashion magazine, The Lexington Line, a fashion, culture and arts publication released once per semester. He has lived in New York City for ten years and taught writing and literature at a variety of institutions, including LIM College, Baruch College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Devona L. Dixon

Fashion, Status, and the Black American Consumer Evolution: From Post Slavery to the 21st Century

Devona L. Dixon is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in Fashion Merchandising and Design program at North Carolina A&T State University. She has a doctorate in social and psychology of dress from Louisiana State University. Dr. Dixon has an interest in African-American dress and fashion history. Her African-American related research has focused on internal and external values African American students consider in regards to dress and appearance. African-Americans are greatly interested in and have high fashion involvement. It is the desire of Dr. Dixon to research the internal and external factors that guide this groups’ fashion involvement. She is currently working on a collaborative community project with colleagues in Nutrition and Family Studies in which parenting, nutrition and appearance curriculum was developed by faculty and delivered to teen mother mentees by undergraduate mentors. The data is currently being prepared for analysis.


Tameka Nicole Ellington

Print Media Message Variation between African American Owned & Non-African American Owned Companies: A Historical Content Analysis of African American Hair Advertisements

Dr. Tameka Ellington (known to her students as Dr. T.), received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design in August of 1999 from Kent State University and her Master’s of Arts degree in Apparel & Textile Design in May of 2004 from Michigan State University. She graduated with her degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction in August 2011 from Kent State University. She worked in the fashion industry for a number of years as a freelance designer, visual merchandiser, and technical designer before deciding that teaching was her calling. Her first teaching experience was at Michigan State University were she taught illustration and pattern making. Dr. T. joined Kent State University as faculty in 2005 specializing in teaching the processes of technical design. Her responsibilities in the Fashion School also include holding the position of Director over Diversity and Recruitment Initiatives where she works to increase minority student recruitment and awareness. She also gives her service campus wide as the College of the Arts representative for the University Diversity Council. Dr. T.’s research interests include social-psychological aspects of dress for African Americans and other minorities, such as people with disabilities. Within this realm of research, she focuses on the self-esteem and self-efficacy of African American people as well as the relationship between the self and appearance including the topics of dress and hair. Dr. T. was nominated for the 2011 Distinguished Paper Award for the International Textiles and Apparel Association conference. She has published her work in international journals and she was invited to write for two fashion encyclopedias where she expounded on the topics of natural hair and the do-rag. Her creative/exhibition research is often inspired by African and African American fables and folklore where she uses batik, digital textile design, and leather tooling. She has shown her work all over the country in various art exhibitions. As of November 2014, she became an international design award winner and educator through the most prestigious academic association in her field. She was also nominated as a 2015 Mother, Mentor and Muse Honoree by the Kent State University Women’s Center. Dr. T. resides in Akron, Ohio with her husband, sons, Aaron Jr., Xavier, Maxwell and cat, Aloof.


Janice Everett

Artemis & Diana: Huntress Style from Antiquity to Now

Trained in art and design at British art schools, with a specialization in fashion and textiles, and gaining a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London, Janice has worked extensively in the New York fashion industry as a textile designer and art director, trend forecaster and vintage specialist. As an Educator, she has developed and taught courses on design, product development and fashion history at NIFT in India, lectured on the college circuit in the UK, worked as an adjunct professor at FIT and, since 2008, at LIM College in the Merchandising department. She has given annual illustrated talks on textiles and clothing at the Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn and created presentations on dress codes for the PCA/ACA Conferences in Chicago 2014 and in New Orleans 2015 and Fashion: Now & Then Symposiums in 2013 and 2014.


Joseph R. Flicek

Today’s Fashion Influences in the Time of Queen Elizabeth I

Joseph R. Flicek is Director of the Melinda Camber Porter Archive (www.MelindaCamberPorter.com), which was created in 2008 upon Ms. Porter’s untimely death from ovarian cancer. Melinda Camber Porter left a prolific legacy of art and literature. Mr. Flicek is a lifetime member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Mr. Flicek moved to New York City in 1978 after two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone West Africa. He has worked in numerous technology-based companies since then. Mr. Flicek established the New Ventures group of the Science & Technology Ventures Office at Columbia University in 1996. Under his leadership, Columbia participated in the formation of over twenty start-up companies based on University intellectual property in healthcare and information technologies. He has served as adjunct faculty member of Columbia University’s Graduate Business School in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Flicek has served as CEO and board member in numerous start-up companies. Mr. Flicek is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Math, and Master’s in Chemistry and Business Administration.

Lore Guilmartin

ال حا ضر، ال م س ت ق بل : (Past, present, future): Digital Fashion Image Archives and Library Instruction

Lore Guilmartin is the Head of Instructional Services and liaison to the VCU Qatar’s Fashion Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences programs. In addition to supporting student and faculty research, Lore provides instruction on research methods, information literacy and critical thinking. Lore’s research has focused on reference service to university textile and clothing programs. Her graduate work covered historical costume and material culture studies.





Amanda Hallay

“SALUDOS AMIGOS”: Fashion and The Good Neighbor Policy

Amanda Hallay is a full-time professor at LIM College, teaching courses that explore the relationship between fashion and the culture that wears it. Her courses include Cultural Connections to Fashion, Who Wore What When, Fashion History and Global Attire, and POP CENTURY: Music in the Postwar Era. She is also a published author, her books a culmination of the “cultural connections” that are close to her heart. She sees herself as the Indiana Jones of fashion history and is always setting off on another adventure into the deep, dark, and distant past to figure out why people wore what they did.





Celia Hartmann

The Costume Institute Records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1937-2008): Past Records, Present Use, Future Possibilities

Celia Hartmann is Senior Associate for Archival Processing in the Museum Archives at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In that role she is lead archivist for the processing of the business and personal records of the American couturier Charles James, a two year project that is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017. Previously at the Metropolitan, she supervised the processing of 14 collections of institutional records of directors, curators, and programs, as well as the departmental records of the Costume Institute, in 27-month project funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. Those collections opened for research in the summer of 2015. 
Celia received her MLS and certificate in archives and records management from the Palmer School of Long Island University, with a specialization in rare books and special collections. Before coming to the Metropolitan Museum in 2013, she had completed the grant-funded processing of archival collections at New-York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, and The Museum of Modern Art that included the records of businesses, collecting and publishing organizations, as well as museum curators and programs.


Minn Hurr

Sprezzatura and Its Technologies

Creative Director of HVRMINN—pronounced hur- min—graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2011 with specialization in Fashion Design (menswear) BFA. After graduating, he established a custom tailoring company, HVRMINN, which now encompasses three separate men’s clothing labels: Vietto NYC, Eponymovs, and the high-end made-to-measure business, HVRMINN. In 2013, he enrolled into Parsons’ graduate program, Fashion Design and Society MFA. After a year into the program, he realized that the sociocultural aspects of fashion were marginalized in the curriculum, and so he felt the desire to transfer into a different program where fashion could be approached and treated as a sociological and a psychological apparatus. To accomplish this, he enrolled into the Graduate Center CUNY’s Liberal Studies MA where he has focused on two tracks: Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities. His goal is to establish a bridge between the two burgeoning fields. He’s become fascinated by the way men engender and adopt a whole new persona by the means of their clothes/suits. His clients, who have purchased his suits, have told him that their social lives have improved/changed overall after wearing an outstanding suit. This sparked an interest in him to study this phenomenon formally and to develop a meaningful conclusion on the subject.

Maranda Janky

Postpone the Eulogy: Print is Not Dead

Maranda Janky is a sophomore Marketing major with a concentration in Publishing. She is Managing Editor of LIM College’s print and online student fashion publication, The Lexington Line. Before coming to LIM College, she lived in Chicago for four years and worked extensively in marketing and event planning. She was heavily involved with the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, serving on its MS Walk Planning Committee as Corporate and Sponsorship Involvement Director for three years. In her spare time, Maranda enjoys flipping through fashion magazines, keeping up with the current season’s fashion trends, and watching hockey—cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.


Jacqueline M. Jenkins

From Stagecoach Deliveries to 3D Printing: The Evolution of Supply Chain Management and the Impact on the Fashion Industry

Jacqueline M. Jenkins is the Dean of Graduate Studies for LIM College. Jacqueline leads the development and execution of the College’s graduate-level programs. These programs include the MBA and the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Global Fashion Supply Chain Management. Jacqueline was the Program Executive for the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Small Business Development Center. Prior to joining Wharton, Jacqueline was the COO for Milligan & Co., a regional accounting firm. In 2000, Jacqueline founded Add Value Day 1, an advisory business. The firm developed business strategies and raised capital for early-stage companies. Jacqueline also held corporate finance and sourcing positions with Ann Taylor, Inc. Jacqueline began her career with the First National Bank of Boston. Jacqueline held the following board appointments: Pennsylvania Private Investors Group (investment fund), the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Enterprise Growth Fund (micro-loan program); and the Philadelphia 100 (business conference). Jacqueline was a Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty honoree. Jacqueline is also a Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction honoree. She earned her B.A. in economics from Spelman College and her MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kenneth M. Kambara

Millennials & Fashion Brands
The Future of Media  - Moderator

Dr. Kambara has a Ph.D. in Management from the Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in Global Markets, Consumer Behavior, Honors Marketing, and Applied Marketing Research, as well as fashion merchandising, visual merchandising, and MBA courses at the graduate level at LIM College. A social media and marketing research consultant, Dr. Kambara’s research interests include brand management, entrepreneurship, economic sociology, and social media. His recent work has been published in the Journal of Academic and Business Ethics and the Journal of Brand Management. He has presented numerous papers at the American Sociology Association in the area of communication, information technologies, and media sociology (CITASM). Recently, he has started a stream of research with his colleague, Bob Conrad, examining Millennial consumer behavior and its fashion implications.
Dr. Kambara currently is the LIM College BS in International Business Coordinator and is working with a team developing the new BS in Fashion Media. In his spare time, he writes screenplays, does some woodworking, goes on road trips in the desert Southwest, and checks his Instagram—constantly.

John Keane

Celebrities, Fashion, & Media

John Keane has over thirty years of marketing experience in major media companies such as Time Inc., Condé Nast, Bloomberg LP and the Bauer Media Group. In his current position as Executive Director, Corporate Marketing and Strategy for the Bauer Media Group, Mr. Keane oversees the marketing, brand strategy, sales development and market research for the US division of the global media company, which is home to 600 magazines, 400 digital properties and 50 television and radio stations in 17 countries on four continents. He serves on the Bauer International Strategy Forum representing Bauer Media Group US, working closely with colleagues in the UK, Germany, France, Poland and Australia to help leverage Bauer’s research and strategic initiatives across international divisions.
Previously Mr. Keane held senior level marketing positions at major consumer brands including Gourmet MagazineGQ Magazine and People Magazine
Mr. Keane received his BS in Marketing from Georgetown University in Washington DC and his A in Executive Management from St. John’s University in New York and has served as adjunct faculty in the LIM College Department of Marketing, Management & Finance since the Fall 2013 semester. He resides in New York City with his wife, daughter and dachshund.

Gordon Kendall

“Can’t Get No Respect”: The Unappreciated Fashion Textbook and Its Future

Gordon Kendall, J.D., M.B.A., is an LIM College adjunct faculty member and author of four textbooks. His fashion- related titles include: Fashion Brand Merchandising (Fairchild Books, 2009) and The Fashion Game (Pearson Educational, 2015). Additionally, he is a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association (I.T.A.A.), the New York, Manhattan, Chapter of Fashion Group International (F.G.I.) and the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT.




Nicole Kirpalani 

Athletic Apparel through the Years: An Examination through the Enclothed Cognition Lens
Brand Heritage in Digital Times: A Case Study on How Burberry Reinvented Itself

Nicole Kirpalani, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Marketing, Management, and Finance Department at LIM College, New York, NY. Her research interests focus on consumer relationships with fashion brands, sustainable consumption, and luxury brands. In addition, she is engaged in research related to marketing pedagogy. Nicole Kirpalani is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award at LIM College. She holds a Ph.D. in Business (Marketing) from the City University of New York.


Julia Caroline Knowlton
Fashion Matters: A Fourteen Day Travel Seminar in Paris

Julia Caroline Knowlton is a Professor of French at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. Her scholarly interests include eighteenth-century French culture and literature, psychoanalytic theory, feminist inquiry, and fashion studies. She has published one scholarly book and one work of creative non-fiction. A published poet, she is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at New England College.





Charles Aaron Lawry

Razing the House: A Critical Analysis of Prada Marfa

Charles Aaron Lawry, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Pace University in New York City. Demandware, a global cloud-based e-commerce platform, sponsored his dissertation on customer relationships with iconic fashion designers as a tool for the creation of user-generated and crowdsourced content at brand-sponsored social media websites. His research agenda, therefore, incorporates the study of mobile technology use and social media participation in high touch retail environments, namely art, fashion and luxury goods. Dr. Lawry co-authored with Demandware and the National Retail Federation white papers on these topics, and his empirical work has been published in Marketing ZFP, Technology and Human Interaction and The Management of Luxury (Kogan Page).  Furthermore, his research and expertise on fashion and luxury marketing have been featured at the Washington Post, Complex Magazine, Luxury Daily, CBS Radio San Francisco and Wharton Business Radio.

Jessica Lertvilai

Material Explorations

Jessica Lertvilai currently manages and develops the Materials & Products Collection for Central Saint Martins and The London College of Fashion in the United Kingdom. For the past six years, she has been involved in the planning and redesign of both collections, organized material related events, and continues to promote links between designers/makers and key stakeholders that are at the forefront of academic research, commercial production or socially responsive enterprise. As a Material Researcher, she continually looks for new and innovative materials for art and design applications. Jessica has received her Masters in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art at York University and a Crafts & Design Diploma in Furniture at Sheridan College Institute in Toronto, Canada.

Jorge Losada and Lola Rodríguez

Prada’s Architecture as Mass Media and Product: Building a Contradictory Identity

Jorge Losada is a Ph.D. Architect by the University of Navarre (Spain). His dissertation was entitled “Reality and illusion. Shops and stores in Spain, 1950-1960.” Lola Rodríguez has an M.A. Architect in Theory and History of Architecture and is pursuing her doctorate focused on Exhibition Design framed in the Ph.D. program of the School of Architecture of the University of Navarre. They have been Visiting Scholars and Researchers at Columbia University of New York and at the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles. Jorge has also been Visiting Critic at Helsinki University of Technology and researcher at Politecnico di Milano and Lola was researching at the Architectural Association of London. They are professors of the Department of Architecture and Territory at the University of Piura (Peru) where they are teaching courses of Design and Graphic Expression. Their current research is focused on ephemeral architecture and on this occasion explores the relationship between Prada and the architect Rem Koolhaas. They are interested on multidisciplinary approaches to space and architecture where the disciplinary boundaries are exceeded. Their academic work has been published in magazines and presented at many international conferences. They are also the founders of EyE studio, an office where they develop their ideas and projects between Peru and Spain.

Tessa Maffucci

Sprezzatura and Its Technologies

Tessa Maffucci is a Master’s Candidate pursuing a dual track in Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University
in 2011 with a concentration on the role of fashion in crafting Italian national identity.
She has worked in publishing at art and fashion magazines and in costuming for film. Her current research focuses on the intersection of fashion and digital media, with an interest in material culture and identity.

Erin McKinstry
Athletic Apparel through the Years: An Examination through the Enclothed Cognition Lens

Dr. Erin McKinstry is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing & Management at LIM College. Dr. McKinstry holds a B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University, an M.B.A. from St. John’s University and an Ed.D. from St. John’s University. Dr. McKinstry played collegiate tennis and
has an interest in fitness. Her interest has translated into her research on the marketing of fitness apparel and changes in the industry. Her research focus is mainly in the area of consumer behavior. Dr. McKinstry has been teaching secondary business education courses at Garden City High School on Long Island for the past 12 years. She has written curriculum for a Fashion Marketing course and created a Fashion Club for high school students. She has also taught adult continuing education courses for the Garden City Public School District. Dr. McKinstry teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at LIM College.

Mindy Meissen

Our Data, Ourselves: Fashion in the Twenty-First Century Network

Mindy Meissen is Assistant Museum Media Manager at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She holds a BFA in graphic design from Columbia College Chicago and is currently an MA candidate in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice at FIT. Her current
research interests include network culture in fashion/dress and the intersection(s) between fashion and the digital humanities.




Jess Novak
The Future of Media - Panelist

Jess Novak is a freelance writer and editor. She regularly contributes to Maxim, Men’s Journal, Brooklyn Magazine, Thrillist, and other publications, specializing in the men’s lifestyle space. She is the Online Editor of Fit Nation, was formerly the Drink Editor of The Daily Meal and a reporter for InStyle. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary.






Mark O’Connell

The Fashion Museum as a Pedagogical Tool

Mark O’Connell is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Fashion Studies (FST) at Seneca College. He endeavors to research and deliver best practices in curriculum development and implementation as a part of his teaching process, particularly as it relates to the creative student. Prior to teaching, Mark worked as a designer both in-house at M.A.C Cosmetics and for his own clothing line: Modular Menswear. Mark is also concurrently pursuing an MA in fashion theory at Ryerson University with a research focus on integrating ethics and sustainability into design curriculum.





Eugenia Paulicelli

Sprezzatura and Its Technologies

Eugenia Paulicelli is the founder and director of Fashion Studies (Track in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Ph.D. Concentration) at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her expertise is in
Italian Fashion in the wide context of globalization. In particular, she explores the role of fashion narrative and story-telling in literature, film, media, branding and digital platforms; the concept
of Made in Italy as brand and meta-brand, fashion and history of women and political activism. Among her publications, Fashion under Fascism. (Berg: 2004); The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization (co-editor, Routledge: 2009); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy. From Sprezzatura to Satire (Ashgate: 2014); The Cultural Economy of Made in Italy (Fashion Practice: 2014); Fashion is a Serious Business. Rosa Genoni. Milan Expo 1906 and The Great War (bilingual edition, Deleyva: Milan, 2015); Italian Style. Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age (Bloomsbury Academics: 2016, forthcoming); Guest Co-Editor of the Women’s Studies Quarterly dedicated to Fashion (CUNY Feminist Press: Fall 2013); Guest Editor of Journal of Modern Italian Studiesspecial issue dedicate toItalian Fashion: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Winter 2015). She has also co-curated the exhibition The Fabric of Cultures, Queens College, The Godwin-Ternbach Museum (Spring 2006); and Fashion + Film: the 1960s RevisitedThe James Gallery at the Graduate Center (Spring 2010).


Gerhard Schewe

Brand Heritage in Digital Times: A Case Study on How Burberry Reinvented Itself

Gerhard Schewe is director of the Center for Management (CfM) at Muenster School of Business Administration & Economics at the University of Muenster. He is also director of the FATM, a research center that focuses on management issues in the fashion and textile industry.
Gerhard Schewe is editor-in-chief of the ZFO, the leading German journal for research in organisation and management, and he is a correspondent for Germany for IAMOT, the International Association of Management for Technology. Furthermore, he is member of the Academy of Management, and the European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS). His current research interests are in Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Development, and Change Management.

Stacy J. Schiff

Fashion in the Field: Expedition Clothing from the Archives at the American Museum of Natural History

Stacy J. Schiff is the Visual Resources Librarian in Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History Research Library and is responsible for the curation and management of metadata and online exhibits for the Museum Library’s Digital Special Collections, describing thousands of images on a wide variety of topics in the natural sciences and cultural anthropology. Ms. Schiff created a manual for working with descriptive metadata, adapting it to meet the needs of the Museum’s unique image collections. She contributes to grant writing and review and has authored articles and essays on library topics; with an article on primary source use listed on the resource pages of the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Society of American Archivists. In addition to speaking on topics of digital cultural heritage, Ms. Schiff contributed an essay, Fashion in the Natural World, to Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library (Sterling) and was a contributing author to a chapter in Digitization in the Real World (METRO). Prior to working at the Museum, she was on staff at the Mercantile Library’s Center for Fiction. Ms. Schiff holds an MLS and Certificate in Archives, Records Management, and Preservation from Queens College, City University of New York, an M.A. in psychology from Seton Hall University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Tiffany Schureman

ال حا ضر، ال م س ت ق بل : (Past, present, future): Digital Fashion Image Archives and Library Instruction

Tiffany is currently the University Archivist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. She has been at VCUQ since August 2013. Previously, she worked as the Archivist/Librarian at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 2010 to 2013. In addition, she has worked at the Turks and Caicos National Museum, LIM College and the New York Historical Society. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a MLIS in 2007. She is currently serving on the Committee for Ethics and Professional Conduct for the Society of American Archivists and has previously served on the Steering Committee for the Lone Arrangers Roundtable and the 2013 Program Committee.

Thomaï Serdari

Destination Point of Departure: Creative Process as Collectible in Avant-Garde Fashion

Thomaï Serdari, Ph.D. is a strategist in luxury marketing and branding. She helps clients launch, grow, and successfully manage luxury brands. Professor Serdari has been teaching at New York University since 2004. She developed the core courses
for the Luxury Marketing specialization at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, MBA level. She also lectures at Parsons and
Sotheby’s among others. Heavily drawing on her interdisciplinary training, Professor Serdari launchedPIQLuxury, a membership organization that serves as an information gateway to culture, the questions that define it and the trends that will impact the future of creative business, premium and luxury brands. She contributes opinion pieces to Luxury Daily and is the co-editor of the first academic interdisciplinary journal on Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption published by Taylor & Francis. She is the author of “Experiments in Suchness: Hiroshi Sugimoto silk shikis for Hermès” in Critical Luxury Studies, Edinburgh University Press, 2016; “Classical, a String of Luxury: The Power of the Particular in Björk’s Music,” inCultural Politics: The Spirit of Luxury, Duke University Press, November 2015; “Steidl: Printer, Publisher, Alchemist: The Field of Luxury Production in Germany,” in Luxury: History Culture Consumption, November 2015. Professor Serdari is one of the main contributors to the LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail: A CPC/Parsons Collaboration, an education program designed to train and provide a wide range of retail skills to Chinese-Americans.

Sally Sims Stokes

Madame Demorest and the Fair: The Demorest Empire and the Global Reach of Fashion at the 1876 International Centennial Exhibition

Sally Sims Stokes is Adjunct Professor, Cultural Heritage Information Management, in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America, where she directs the Art and Museum Libraries Institute. She has served as Interim Head, Art and Architecture Libraries, at the University of Maryland, where she was the curator of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection for sixteen years. She has been a White House History Fellow and Senior Research Specialist at the White House Historical Association. Her publications range from a study of the bicycle and 1890s dress reform to campus
architecture in California in the 1920s. She holds an M.S.L.S. from Clarion University; an M.A. in American Studies from the George Washington University;and a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary, where she spent most of her free time whipping up costumes for the William & Mary Theatre.

Kristin Tice Studeman

The Future of Media - Panelist

Kristin Tice Studeman, a contributing editor at Style.com, has also written lifestyle pieces for Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interview, New York Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Bon Appetit, W, Women’s Wear Daily, and ELLE.com. Early in her career, she served as the associate news editor at Style.com and went on to launch the digital platform for CR Fashion Book, a new high fashion and art magazine by former French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld. Studeman is a University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism graduate and has lived in New York City since 2010.


Willie Tolliver

Fashion Matters: A Fourteen Day Travel Seminar in Paris

Willie Tolliver is Professor of English at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches courses in nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature, and film studies. He is a graduate of Williams College and received his masters and doctorate degrees from The University of Chicago. In addition to his regular courses, he has taught several courses on fashion: The Discourses of Fashion, Fashion and Film, and Fashion Matters (Paris). He is the author of Henry James as a Biographer: A Self Among Others. His work in progress is entitled How Will Smith Saves the World: Race, Masculinity and Global Stardom.




LeeAnn Turegon-Rutkovsky

The Next Black

Dr. LeeAnn Turegon-Rutkovsky’s research and expertise is the global business culture of fashion. She has presented at many international conferences on sustainable practices in the global apparel supply chains with respect to labor and environment. She is on the Board of Directors for the National Ecology and Environment Foundation Trust (NEEF), a non-profit making non-government organisation registered as a public trust, in Mumbai, India. The NEEF is committed to Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection. Dr. Rutkovsky is also an editor for Savitarka, a magazine to report research and action on international development issues. Issues covered are technological, socio-economic and policy aspects of various development sectors including energy, environment, infrastructure, human development, agriculture, rural development, urbanisation, water resources, and irrigation. She has a DBA International Business (specialization in global sustainable apparel supply chains) from Argosy University. In addition to an MS in Management/Marketing Concentration from Rensselaer, Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Education from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently an adjunct professor at LIM College in the Fashion Merchandising department and a sustainable designer.

Yuwa Vosper-Woghiren

Men’s Magazines: Discoursing a New Masculinity

Yuwa Vosper-Woghiren is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising with a minor in Communications Studies. In December 2013, she completed her master’s degree in the same department but with a different minor in Linguistics. While at LSU, she has been a guest speaker at the inaugural LSU Libraries Film Series featuring The September IssueAnna Wintour & The Making of Vogue and during a Fashion Group International New Orleans screen viewing of the same documentary film. For three consecutive years, Yuwa has styled and choreographed a fashion show for the students in the LSU Women Impacting Style in Engineering organization focused on teaching students how to dress appropriately yet fashionable in the workplace. In her undergraduate career, she received her cum laude bachelor’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Yuwa graduated with a B.A. in Communications concentrating in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English Literature. After graduation, she worked as a broadcast and print journalist receiving awards for her investigative journalism in crime and education reporting. While working as a print journalist, she gained recognition for her Sunday fashion column titled “What to Wear.” Yuwa is also a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association.

Paula D. Wang

A New Perspective on the International Collaboration with Chinese Brands

Paula D. Wang is an adjunct professor of Marketing, Management & Finance Department at LIM College. She also teaches in the Advertising, Media and Communication Department at FIT of SUNY and gives lectures on management at the Manhattan Institute of Management.  She graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in business management, and graduated from
American University in journalism. During the past years, she has built a diverse business background by working as a strategic business consultant on media platform investment (GLG), on strategic development of consumer market (Condé Nast), to an advertising media agency (Trend Group) and early career as a business journalist (The Boston Globe). At LIM College, she mainly
focuses on teaching brand management, licensing business, global marketing courses, etc. in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She has continually written for the New York Times International, and other business media. In recent years, the Chinese market has been one of her focuses, especially on its consumer market, new media platform and fashion-lifestyle business development.


Amy Weaver-Kaulis

Is Print Dead?: How Social Media is Changing the Landscape in a Fashion Curriculum

Amy Weaver-Kaulis is an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Fashion Merchandising Department at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. Her primary academic interests include faculty-led study abroad, fashion brands use of social media, fashion law, and personal styling analysis. Along with her colleague, Jennifer Craven, she is currently working toward publishing a book, A Visual Guide to Fashion and Styling. She teaches Introduction to the Fashion Industry, Personal Styling Analysis, Product Line Development, and Merchandise Planning and Control. She received her B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, with a minor in Marketing from Mercyhurst University and her M.S. in Industrial/Technical Merchandising and Fabric Analytics with a minor specialization in Higher Education from the University of North Texas.

Elizabeth Wissinger

Wearable Tech and the Woman Question

Elizabeth Wissinger is an Associate Professor of Sociology at BMCC/City University of New York, and teaches Fashion Studies in the Masters of Liberal Studies program at the Graduate School of CUNY. Her recent book This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamouris newly available from NYU Press. The book examines how models and modeling popularized new ways of being in the world best understood as glamour labor. This work, typical of the digital age, is comprised of the work on body and self to be even better and more interesting in person than one appears in one’s selfies. Wissinger’s current research focuses on how gender informs the popularization of wearables by fashion.


Archiving Fashion - Panel 

Sponsored by the Archivist Round Table-NY & the Adrian G. Marcuse Library
Saturday, October 24, 2015


Rebecca Bacheller

Rebecca Bacheller is currently the Collections Assistant at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and a recent graduate of George Washington University’s Museum Studies Program specializing in Collections Management and History of Decorative Arts. She has worked on a number of jewelry, fashion, and other types of collections moves and rehousing projects. This includes work at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, New-York Historical Society, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Karen Cannell

Karen Cannell is the current Head of Special Collections and College Archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York; she has held this position since 2008. She holds a Master of Library Science degree with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University at Albany (NY) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has worked primarily in art libraries and art archives except for an over three-year post at the New York State Archives where she primarily advised practitioners on archives and records management matters. 

Pamela Roskin

Pamela Roskin launched  the jewelry company, 1974, after over a decade of working with other jewelers on their collections. Prior to creating 1974, Roskin was Ralph Lauren’s textile archivist. She uses her love of classic design in all her luxury artisan silver pieces. Pamela  has a master’s degree in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice from F.I.T. and is an adjunct fashion business professor at Berkeley College. 

Cristina Vignone

Cristina Vignone, Assistant Archivist at the Tiffany & Co. Archives, maintains and manages Tiffany & Co.’s historical design, manufacturing, and business records. Before working at Tiffany, Cristina was a Historian at the Family History Center (FHC) of Wells Fargo & Company, where she conducted genealogical research using resources in archives and libraries in the United States and abroad. She has also held positions at New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections and the Staten Island Museum History Library & Archives. Cristina is a Beinecke Foundation Scholar and has an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.

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