• Profile:

    Phyllis Shapiro has been a part-time faculty member in the School of Fashion since 2004. She has led teaching engagements in Merchandising Math, Retailing, Retail Buying, Business and Entrepreneurship, Fashion Industry Profiles and Import- Export. She is known as a highly effective lecturer with an outstanding reputation to lead exciting and enriching courses by creating an interactive classroom dynamic to enhance student learning and critical thinking.

    Her twenty-five plus year industry experience includes Director Positions with well-respected retail, wholesale and global sourcing companies.  Product areas have spanned women’s, men’s and children’s fashion. Currently, she is the owner and President of a boutique management consulting firm for the fashion design, retail and manufacturing industries.

    Phyllis has an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies from SUNY Empire State College. 

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Online Learning Consortium
    • eLearning Guild

    Recent Publications:

    Author, “Creating an Active Learning Environment That Aligns to a Fashion Student’s Career Interests and Goals”, published in ProQuest Dissertation Publishing, (2016) 10116926 

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    Research Interests:

    fashion marketing, active learning, experiential learning, e-learning, educational technology for fashion learning

    Current Courses:

    Merchandising Math

    Merchandising Math (Spring 2021)

    Merchandising Workshop