Professor of apparel studies in College of Design, University of Minnesota; research on sustainability, design perception and practice; teaching at graduate level in innovation, aesthetics, and design history; co editor of Fashion Practice The Journal of Design Creative Process in the Fashion Industry.
Author of book in second edition, The Way We Look published by Fairchild; numerous publications including journals such as; Textiles, Senses and Society, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Dress; keynote speaker at Shanghai DongHua University, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Hongik University in South Korea and in various other US venues.