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Faculty and Staff for Fashion Studies

Advisor and Administrator

Allison PfingstAllison Pfingst is a fashion historian and archivist. She earned her master’s degree in Dress and Textile Histories from the University of Glasgow and her B.A. in Art History from Fordham University. She holds a professional designation in Collections Management for Costume and Textiles for which she completed her training at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Her research focuses on the use of dress in constructing and perpetuating female archetypes and stereotypes throughout history.

 

 

Full Time Faculty

Amy Aronson, PhD
Communication and Media Studies
Courses Taught: History of Women's Magazines

Andrew Clark, PhD
Chair, French and Comparative Literature
Executive Committee Member

Jennifer Clark, PhD
Communication and Media Studies
Courses Taught: Fashion Costuming in Film, Fashion in British Film & Television

Sertan Kabadayi, PhD
Area Chair, Marketing, GSB
Executive Committee Member

Jacqueline Reich, PhD
Chair, Communication and Media Studies
Executive Committee Member

Margaret Schwartz, PhD
Communication and Media Studies
Courses Taught: Fashion as Communication - Syntax of Style

Adjunct Faculty

Sonya Abrego, PhD
Art History
Courses Taught: Introduction to Fashion History

Robbie Myers
Journalism
Courses Taught: Fashion Journalism

Patrick Tormey, MBA
GSB Marketing
Courses Taught: Business of Fashion

Kara Van Cleaf, PhD
Communication and Media Studies
Courses Taught: Fashion & Digital Media

Nina Vartarian
Theatre
Courses Taught: Intro to Fashion Design

Katherine Wilson, PhD
Anthropology
Courses Taught: Intro to Fashion & Culture

Laurel Ann Wilson, PhD
Medieval Studies
Courses Taught: Medieval Fashion & Its Meanings

Claira Zambon Versland
GSB Marketing
Courses Taught: Business of Fashion

Career Services Team

Holly Young
Senior Associate Director, Lincoln Center

Beatrice Rice
Employer Relations Specialist