Assistant Professor of Fashion, School of Fashion
A Parsons alumnus ('94), Steven began teaching in 1998 while working for such designers as Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. He has created programs for both college and pre-college levels at Parsons and various other international schools. Steven was awarded The New School's University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and was the first recipient of the BFA Fashion Design Program's Teaching Excellence Award in 2011. Steven has authored two books, "Fashion Design Course: Principles Practice, and Techniques" (2010) and "Creating A Successful Fashion Collection: Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio" (2012) and serves as an editorial advisor for Quarto Publishing, Lawrence King Publishing, and AVA Publishing. A Board Member for The Arts of Fashion Foundation, he coordinates the organization's annual "Fashion.Edu" lecture series that examines the future of fashion education. In the upcoming year, he will co-produce an academic journal dedicated to exploring the fashion design industry with The University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has served on academic advisory boards for Rhode Island School of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, and Pratt Institute, and is actively engaged in researching the future of fashion design education. Steven is currently an Assistant Professor in the Parsons BFA Fashion Design Program and served as its Program Director from 2007-2011. He completed his M.S. Ed. at Bank Street College of Education; his thesis examined the fashion design graduates' transitional period moving from academia into the professional practice.