Fashion Merchandising and Design Faculty
Diane Ellis, professor of human environmental sciences and fashion merchandising and design program coordinator, joined the Meredith faculty in 1982.
Ellis began her sewing career at age 5, and Barbie was a great client. By eighth grade she was an entrepreneur. In subsequent years, she created costumes for the Houston Roller Derby team, an ice skater and an opera singer. Between her college years and her arrival at Meredith College, Ellis's varied career includes positions of store manager, buyer, sales manager, distribution supervisor and interior designer. After receiving her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1982, Ellis came to Meredith and is now the program coordinator for fashion merchandising and design. Spending her summers in France, she is a visiting professor for Paris American Academy.
Degrees Held: B.A. in fashion merchandising, M.A. in clothing and textiles, Sam Houston State University, Ph.D. in clothing, textiles and merchandising, Florida State University.
Research Interests: Green consumers and retailers, the psychology and effect of receiving and wearing recycled clothing on the self esteem of female high school students
Contact: Martin 204, (919) 760-8412, email@example.com
Eunyoung Yang, assistant professor of fashion merchandising and design, joined the Meredith faculty in 2007. She
has tuaght a variety of design courses at Texas Woman's University and worked in business in Fort Worth, TX.
She is a member of InternationalTextile and Apparel Association, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences,
and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honorary Society.
Degrees Held: B.S. from Southern Illinois University in Apparel Design and a MA and Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University in
Fashion Design; she also holds a certificate from the KookJe Fashion Institute in Seoul, Korea.
Contact: Martin Hall 206, (919) 760-8729, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Crawford Bostic, assistant professor in FCS and FMD, has been at Meredith since 2006. She has ten years experience with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, and is a loyal Meredith Alum.
Degrees Held: B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Design, B.S. in Business Management from Meredith College, M.S. in Extension Education from North Carolina State University, Ph.D. in Occupational Education with an emphasis in fashion merchandising at North Carolina State University.
Research Interest: Green/Sustainable Fashion, Costumes, and Psychology of Clothing.
Contact: 208 Martin, (919) 760-2897, email@example.com