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  • Joan Duncan

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    duncanj@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Joan Duncan

    Profile

    Joan Duncan has an expansive apparel career background, spanning 30 years.   She has spearheaded new divisions, resuscitated operations & directed teams of designers, CAD artists & technical designers.  She prides herself in incorporating "left brain" mentalities with design capabilities.  Joan has traveled the world for both inspiration and trouble-shooting.   Her career has taken her to China, India, the Middle East and all of Europe & beyond.

    Joan donates her time to nurturing & mentoring students.  The students appreciate her stories of travel, problem solving and managing personnel. The students voted Joan best instructor of 2013.

    Joan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Post university, along with an Associates degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

    Joan is a frequent guest speaker at many fashion organizations, such as:   Damsels in Design, Fashion Camp NYC & Parsons School of Design.

    Joan has developed course material for Parson School of Design, including Fashion Entrepreneurship.

    Joan is one of the few instructors who have taught across all departments:  BFA, AAS, CE & the Summer INtensive Sessions.


    Degrees Held

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/ POST UNIVERSITY

    ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN MERCHANDISING/ FIT


    Professional Affiliation

    THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL

    DAMSELS IN DESIGN

    EDUCATION LEAGUE OF DESIGNERS


    Awards And Honors

    INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AAS / 2013

    NOMINATED FOR THE DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY TEACHER AWARD 2016


    Current Courses

    Fashion Bus & Entrepreneurship

    Fashion Bus & Entrepreneurship (Spring 2020)

    Fashion Merchandising

    Fashion Merchandising (Spring 2020)

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