Giving a Lecture

Conference Presentations

“Understanding the Fashion Design Student’s Transitional Experience from Foundation Year to Program Major”

The 27th International Conference on Learning, Valencia University, Valencia, Spain

“Evolving ‘Places’: The Paradigmatic Shift in the Role of the Fashion Designer"

The Popular Culture Association National Conference,  Philadelphia, PA 

“A Modern Synthesis:  Performance and the Fashion Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries”

Performance: In Art and Art Education, 2019

Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY

“The Future of the Fashion Designer: Changing Concepts of the Designer and Consumer Relationship in the Age of Sustainable Practice”

International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) 21st Annual Conference, 2019

Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

“Stressed Out on Campus:  Key Factors Affecting Undergraduates’ Sense of Well-Being”

2018 Latin American Congress of Design Education

The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Implications for Arts Program Curricula per Students’ Academic, Cognitive, and Developmental Needs”

Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference, Boston, MA, 2018 

"Addressing Student Needs to Empower Entrepreneurial Artists for the 21st Century”

Association for Theater in Higher Education Conference, Boston, MA

“Students’ Cognitive and Emotional Development During the Transition from High School to Design School”

The 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, 2017     

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

“Developing New Value in Design: Not ‘What’ but ‘How’”

2017 Latin American Congress of Design Education

The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

The Utilization of Commercial Media to Engage Marginalized Communities and Engender Positive Change

Association for Slavic, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies – International Association for the Humanities Summer Convention, 2016 

Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine        

           

“Year One: Examining the Students’ Transitional Experience from High School to Design School”

2015 Latin American Congress of Design Education     

The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                  

“From Classroom to Design Room: The Transitional Experience of the Design School Graduate"

Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference, 2015

“From High-School to Design School: The Transitional Experience of the Fashion Design Undergraduate” (poster)

Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference, 2015

 

“Shifting Ideas of Time and Place in Fashion”

Shapeshifting: Fashion and Textile Design Conference, 2014

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

 

“Moving from ‘What’ to ‘How’: The Future of Research, Meaning, and Narrative in Fashion Design”

The 8th International Conference On Design Principles and Practices, 2014     

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

                                   

“Achieving the New Graduate Dream: Building Sustainable Business Success at a Small Scale”

2013 Latin American Congress of Design Education

The University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                   

“From Classroom to Design Room: The Transitional Experience of the Fashion Design Graduate”

The 7th International Conference On Design Principles and Practices, 2013     

Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

                                        

“Between Pedagogy and Practice:  The Fashion Design Graduates' Entrance into the Professional Practice”

Arts of Fashion Symposium, 2012                      

Fashion.edu Lecture Series

 

“Synthesis:  Advancing Fashion Design Education with Industry”

Keynote Speaker 

Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Education Summit, 2012

“Teaching Creativity in Beijing, Paris, and New York”

Arts of Fashion Symposium, 2011           

Fashion.edu Lecture Series, Roundtable moderator

 

“What is Good Design?:  The Shifts in Fashion Education of the 21st Century”

The 3rd International Conference On Design Principles and Practices, 2009                                       

The University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

                                              

“Designing a Design Program:  Fashion Design Pedagogy”

Arts of Fashion Symposium, Fashion.edu Lecture Series, 2008

Lecture

Presentations & Lectures  (Select)

"The Future of Design, Designing, and the Designer: Creating Design Processes that Foster Design Innovation"

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

“Crafting the Design Process:  The Role of ‘Play’ and Experimentation in Design Innovation”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

"It's a Generational Thing: Understanding Characteristics of Millennials and Gen Z and the Implications for Teaching"

The New School​

“Developing Your Design Thinking” 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

“Rethinking ‘Value’ and Design Strategies in the Future Fashion Industry”

Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing, Florence, Italy

 

“Branding in the New [Emotional] Marketplace”

Polimoda International Institute of Design and Marketing, Florence, Italy

 

“Stress & School:  The Impact of Stress on Learning...and What You Can Do About It” 

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Spark Program 

 

“Preparing for Art and Design Higher Education”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Splash Program

“Staging Design Principles, from Fundamentals to Concepts"

Stanford University Online High School, Stanford, CA

“A New Creative Process:  The Role of Emotion and the Social Sciences in Design Practice”

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

“Inventing Process to Innovate Design”

Brown University, Providence, RI

“Achieving the New Graduate Dream: Building Sustainable Business Success at a Small Scale”

Brown University

“Process, Identity, and Brand:  How These Three Elements Coalesce for Success in the Fashion Industry”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

“Restraining/Advancing: Women in Postwar America—in Art, Fashion, and Media, 1947-1970”

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), New York NY

Creator and Moderator

“Creating Magic: Art, Fashion, and Performance in the 20th Century (and Beyond)”

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), New York NY

Creator and Moderator

“Transformative Stages: Analyzing Design Processes in Fashion Design”

Fordham University

“Fashion Design Presentation and the Narrative”

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Constructing Collections: Narrative, Fundamentals, and Analysis”

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island

“Facets of Thinking and Theory in the Design Iteration Process”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

"Narrative in Fashion"

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

“The New Entrepreneurs: Sustaining Small-Scale Business Success”

Virginia Commonwealth Institute (VCU)

                               

“Divergent / Convergent”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

“Strengthening Design Research in the Narrative Context”

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, The Czech Republic

“Moving from ‘What’ to ‘How’: The Future of Research, Meaning, and Narrative in Fashion Design”

Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina      

“Design Thinking:  Define, Develop, and Apply”

The Atheneum, Nantucket, Massachusetts

 

“A Balanced Approach to the Design-Thinking Process”

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Fundamentally Speaking:  Fashion Design Fundamentals, Process, and Presentation”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

“The Importance of Narrative in Design Communication” 

Parsons XRC Lab, New York, NY

“What’s in a Story?: Using Narrative to Strengthen Design Process”

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

“Fashion Design: From Concept to Runway”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Spark Program.                        

“Beyond the Front Door: Contextualizing the Graduate Portfolio”

Kent State University, Kent, OH

                                       

“Strengthening a Studio Practice Through Design Thinking”

Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design

M.S.Ed. Leadership in the Arts Program

                              

“The Senior Thesis”

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, The Czech Republic

             

“Manipulating Motif: The Importance of Motif for Creating Design Cohesion”

Kent State University, Kent, OH

                                                    

“Ethical Fashion”

Parsons School of Design