dha College of Design

Faculty Profile: Jennifer Yurchisin, Ph.D.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Employee and consumer behavior in retail environments
  • Social psychological aspects of clothing


Course Titles

  • RM 2215 Introduction to Retail Merchandising
  • RM 1201 Fashion, Ethics, and Consumption
  • RM 4196 Field Experience/Internship   


Selected Scholarship

  • Yurchisin, J., Chang, H. J., & Childs, M. (2015). Where am I reading? Using Kelsey Timmerman’s book to teach undergraduates about social responsibility in the apparel industry. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2015.1049220
  • Baker, J. B. & Yurchisin, J. (2014). An investigation of the motivations of second-hand clothing donation and purchase. International Journal of Costume and Fashion, 14(2), 1-17.
  • Chang, H.-J., Hodges, N., & Yurchisin, J. (2014). Consumers with disabilities: A qualitative exploration of clothing selection and meanings. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 32(1), 34-48. DOI:10.1177/0887302X13513325
  • Chang, H.-J., Yurchisin, J., Hodges, N., Watchravesringkan, K., & Ackerman, T. (2013). An investigation of self-concept, clothing selection motivation, and life satisfaction among disabled consumers. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42(2), 162-176. DOI: 10.1111/fcsr.12050
  • Lee, Z. C., & Yurchisin, J. (2012). The impact of website attractiveness, consumer-website identification, and website trustworthiness on purchase intention. International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management, 5(3-4), 272-287.
  • Yan, R.-H., Yurchisin, J., & Watchravesringkan, K. (2011). Does formality matter? Effects of employee dress on consumers’ service quality expectations and store image perceptions. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 39(5), 346-362.
  • Yurchisin, J., Park, J., & O’Brien, M. (2010). Effects of ideal image congruence and organizational commitment on employee intention to leave. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 17(5), 406-414.
  • Yurchisin, J., & Park, J.  (2010).  Effects of retail store image attractiveness and self-evaluated job performance on employee retention.  Journal of Business & Psychology, 25(3), 441-450.
  • Yurchisin, J., & Marcketti, S. B. (2010). Consumers behaving ethically: An emerging consumption constellation. Social Responsibility Journal, 6(1), 45-61. Awarded Highly Commended Paper for 2011, Social Responsibility Journal, Emerald Publishers.
  • Yurchisin, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2010). Fashion and the consumer. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers.
  • Yurchisin, J., & Damhorst, M. L. (2009). An investigation of salesperson appearance and organizational identification. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 13(3), 458-470.


Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Track Co-Chair: Consumer Behavior, International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, 2010-2012



  • Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Literati Network, Social Responsibility Journal, 2011
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, School of Human Environmental Sciences, UNC—Greensboro, 2011

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Retail Merchandising Program


Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
490 McNeal Hall

1985 Buford Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55108-6136

(612) 624-5318


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