Fashion and Textiles Faculty

Reece
Ronald M. “Reece” Allen 

Dr. Ronald M. “Reece” Allen

Assistant Professor | Study Abroad Advisor
219 Human Ecology
Ronald.Allen@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2068

Educational background:

  • Ph.D. - Textile Technology Management, North Carolina State University
  • M.S. - Textile Management & Technology, The Institute of Textile Technology at North Carolina State University
  • B.S. - Textile Management, Apparel Concentration; Minor in German, North Carolina State University

Courses Typically Taught

  • Textile Science
  • Advanced Textiles
  • History of Costume

Specialties

  • Textile and fashion supply chain management
  • Global textile and fashion marketing
  • Textile science
  • Fashion history

Research Interests

  • Performance measurement and improvement of global textile and apparel supply chains
  • Niche marketing strategies
  • Positioning and target market strategies

Professional and Scholastic Affiliations

  • The Institute of Textile Technology - Fellow
  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • The Textile Institute
Jody image
Jody Aultman

Dr. Jody Aultman

Assistant Professor
215 Human Ecology
Jody.Aultman@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2768

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. - Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • M.S. - Interdisciplinary Studies Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    • Concentration: Art History, Integrated Studio Arts, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • B.A. - Studio Art Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Courses Typically Taught

  • Socio-Psych Aspects of Dress
  • Fashion Illustration and Design
  • Advanced Computer Fashion Design
  • Apparel Design – Flat Pattern

Specialties

  • Quilting
  • Surface Design
  • Hand Dyeing

Research Interests

  • Quilting Entrepreneurs
  • Sociological aspects of quilting
  • Male/female roles in leisure time activities
  • Quilters as an ethnographic group
  • Quilting and family dynamics
  • Quilting’s relationship to STEM

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association Family and Consumer Sciences
  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • American Quilters Society
  • Costume Society of America

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Quilting
  • Needle Work
  • Sewing
Anna headshot
Annacleta Chiweshe

Dr. Annacleta Chiweshe

Associate Professor | Internship Coordinator
212 Human Ecology
Annacleta.Chiweshe@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2519

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Textile Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • M.S. Textiles, Clothing and Design, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.Ed. Home Economics, University of Zimbabwe
  • T2B Home Economics, Gweru Teacher's College, Zimbabwe

Courses Typically Taught

  • Socio-Psychological Aspects of Dress
  • Computer Applications in Fashion
  • Apparel Design-Draping
  • Innovations in Wearable Art

Specialties

  • Textile Science
  • Textile and Apparel Design
  • Education

Research Interests

  • Textile Science: Textile technology related to end-use; specifically, improving fabric pilling resistance
  • Socio-Psychological Aspects of Dress: Breast cancer treatment and appearance/dress problems
  • Textile and Apparel Design: Creating original apparel from traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques
  • Education: The use of technology in the classroom

Professional Membership

  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • American Association of Chemists and Colorists

Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Chess
  • Sewing

Yun-Jung Choi
Yun-Jung Choi 

Dr. Yun-Jung Choi

Associate Professor
213 Human Ecology
Yun-Jung.Choi@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2067

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. - Textiles and Clothing, Iowa State University
  • M.S. - Textiles and Clothing, Iowa State University

Courses Typically Taught

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Computer Integrated Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Merchandising

Research Interests

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management

Professional Membership

  • ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association)
  • USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship)
  • ASA (American Sociological Association)
Sarah
Sarah Portway

Dr. Sarah Portway

Assistant Professor
218 Human Ecology
Sarah.Portway@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-3506

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Fiber Science and Apparel Design – Cornell University
  • M.A. in Fashion – Ryerson University
  • B.A. with Honors – University of Guelph

Specialties

  • Sustainable fashion
  • Climate justice and activism
  • Consumer behavior
  • Behavioral economics
  • Retail management
  • Fashion journalism
  • Mixed methods research

Research Interests

  • Understanding consumer behavior and mainstream perceptions of environmentally and socially preferred fashion (sustainable fashion)
  • Assessing the efficacy of activism and consumer education in promoting sustainable fashion shopping behaviors
  • Online activism and communities
  • Trend diffusion theory

Professional and Scholastic Affiliations

  • International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Listening to NPR
  • Vertical gardening
  • Swimming
Bhar
Bharath Ramkumar

Dr. Bharath "Bhar" Ramkumar

Assistant Professor | Program Coordinator
214 Human Ecology
Bharath.Ramkumar@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-3086

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.S. in Apparel Merchandising - Oklahoma State University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management - Bangalore University, India
  • B.S. in Fashion and Apparel Design - Bangalore University, India

Courses Typically Taught

  • Quality Analysis of Apparel Products
  • Retail Management
  • Apparel in Today's Economy

Specialties

  • Fashion merchandising and marketing
  • Consumer behavior
  • Retailing
  • Quantitative research methods (viz. Structural Equation Modelling, Multivariate Techniques)
  • Qualitative research methods (viz. Ethnography, Phenomenology)

Professional and Scholastic Affiliations

  • International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)

Research Interests

  • Indigenous textile artisans and their art
  • Circular economy
  • Technological proliferation in consumption (e-consumer behavior)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Watching documentaries
  • Podcasting
Ms. Maryann Pinney

Ms. Maryann Pinney

Adjunct Instructor
200 Human Ecology
Maryann.Pinney@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2705

Ms. Connie Jones

Ms. Connie Jones

Secretary I
100 Human Ecology
Constance.Jones@oneonta.edu
(607) 436-2705

Back to top