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.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/ POST UNIVERSITY
ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN MERCHANDISING/ FIT
THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL
DAMSELS IN DESIGN
EDUCATION LEAGUE OF DESIGNERS
INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AAS / 2013
NOMINATED FOR THE DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY TEACHER AWARD 2016
Fashion Bus & Entrepreneurship