dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel


Recent Graduates, Dissertation Titles, Current Positions, Advisers


Casto, Mary Alice


Categories of design for sustainability: A wearer’s perspective of classic design


Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Marilyn Delong

Goncu-Berk, Gozde


A Framework for designing in cross-cultural contexts: culture-centered design process

Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey


Marilyn Delong

Griffin, Linsey


Three Case Studies Examining the Interdisciplinary Product Development Process in Wearable Product Design


Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Bye

Heckman, Joyce


Analysis of feminist appearance


Teaching in the UK

Marilyn Delong

Janigo, Kristy


A sustainable fashion business opportunity? Exploring clothing redesign with the Theory of Planned Behavior

Senior Technical Design and Product Development Manager at Target


Marilyn Delong & Juanjuan Wu

Ju, HaeWon


Exploring fashion brand fans: An investigation of antecedents and outcomes of fashion brand commitment


Assistant Professor at Framingham State University

Kim Johnson

Kang, Ju Young


Social E-shopping for apparel using Facebook: Testing a meta-theoretical model of motivation and personality (Received 1st place award Doctoral Level Student Research ITAA-Fall, 2012)


Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii, Manoa

Kim Johnson

Kim, Angela


Power of consumers: Examining the influence of brand-related user generated content on consumer response

Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Kim Johnson

Koo, Helen


Design functions in transformable garments for sustainability


Assistant Professor at University of California Davis

Elizabeth Bye & Lucy Dunne

Koo, Jayoung


Assessing the impact of consumers' brand-related Facebook activities on brand attitude and consumer happiness


Assistant Professor at Augsburg College

Kim Johnson

Kuhr, Daniell-Rober


Iwan Tirta (1960-2000), the commodification of Batik: Brokering past as present & the re-imagination of “Indonesian personality”


Independent Scholar

Marilyn Delong & Joanne Eicher

Lee, Ji Young


Comparing Consumer Responses to Cause-related Business Strategies: Sponsorship, Transaction-based, Event, and Experiential


Assistant Professor at New York State University College at Oneonta

Kim Johnson

Min, Seoha


Exploring flow in the context of education in apparel design

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Marilyn Delong & Karen LaBat

Mun, Jung Mee


Online collaborative consumption: Exploring meanings, motivations, costs, and benefits (Received 1st place award Doctoral Level Student Research from ITAA-Fall, 2014)


Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach

Kim Johnson

Park, Saetbyul


Korean immigrants and their aesthetic perspectives on appearance

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University


Marilyn Delong

Sohn, Myung-Hee


Analysis of upper body measurement changes in motion using motion capture system

Assistant Professor at University of California Long Beach


Elizabeth Bye

Sowers, Chad


Semiotics in apparel design student portfolios: Semantic categorization and evaluation of portfolio elements

Dr. Sowers passed away June 2013

Elizabeth Bye & Lucy Dunne



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