dha College of Design

David Loranger, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: Consumer and behavioral characteristics of generational cohorts, retail market characteristics, production techniques, and historical background of cultural apparel products, use of active learning techniques in retail and design education.

 

Specialties and Expertise

  • Consumer and behavioral characteristics of generational cohorts

  • Retail market characteristics, production techniques, and historical background of slow fashion cultural apparel products

  • Use of active learning techniques in retail and design education

 

Course Titles  (resident and outreach teaching)

  • RM 1201 Fashion, Ethics, and Consumption (Liberal Education Course: Civic Life and Ethics Theme)

  • RM 4217 International Retail Markets (Liberal Education Course: Global Perspectives Theme)

Selected Scholarship

  • Schumaker, C., Loranger, D., & Dorie, A. (forthcoming). Dressing for the internet: Communicating through appearance on social media. Journal of Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture.

  • Dorie, A., Loranger D., & Rabolt N. (under review). Product Desires and Motivations of Millennial Shoppers. Journal of Consumer Marketing.

  • Dorie, A., Loranger D., & Karpova, E. (under review). Encore consumption: Investigating trends in the apparel expenditures of older consumers. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. [Nominated for Best Paper Award]

  • Loranger, D., & Sanders, E. (2017). Sumptuary Synergy: British imperialism through tartan and slave trades. Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings. Savannah, GA. [nominated for Founding Presidents’ Award]

 

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Guest editor of Journal of Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture: Focused issue on Luxury, Work and Labor, forthcoming

  • Editorial Board Member, Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture.

  • Editorial Board Member, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion.

     

Awards

  • Founding Presidents’ Award Nominee, Textile Society of America (TSA), 2016

  • Best Paper Award Nominee, American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA), 2017

     

 


 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor

Retail Merchandising Program

 

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

368b McNeal
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136

 

612-624-3687
loranger@umn.edu

Contact Information

College of Design

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