Nancy Miller (Vice Chair), University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Marilyn DeLong (Administrative Advisor), University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cynthia Jasper, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jung-Hwan Kim, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Hye-Young Kim, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Melody LeHew, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Juanjuan Wu, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Jaeha Lee, North Dakota State University, Fargo
Brenda Sternquist, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Leslie Stoel, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Scarlett Wesley, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Welcome and introductions
Update of member contact information
Nomination and election of secretary
Brenda Sternquist agreed to be secretary for 2009. She will then be Vice-Chairperson in 2010 and Chairperson in 2011.
Leslie Stoel volunteered to be secretary for 2010-2012
Melody LeHew will be Vice Chairperson in 2011
Minutes from the November 8-9, 2008 meeting in Schaumburg, IL were approved
Leadership Responsibilities for 2009-2010
Chair – Mary Lynn Damhorst
Vice-Chair – Brenda Sternquist
Secretary – Leslie Stoel
2005 USDA Grant Funding pre-conference session follow-up survey (Mary Lynn)
43 people attended the session, 17 responded to a follow up survey. 1.675 million dollars in research was funded, 3 more applicants had applied for funding but had not received a verdict by the time of the survey.
Research on the Edge pre-conference follow-up
A follow up assessment has not been conducted, but it will be
ESRAB—plans for 2009 meeting in Bellevue, WA
ESRAB report is delayed because they are meeting at the end of October.
AMS/ACRA special topic session: Adding SEM to your analytical toolbox: Designing studies using structural equation modeling (Leslie)
40 people attended, it was very well received by the conference participants.
Increasing membership in NCCC-65
Discussion was held about potential new members, particularly seeking members from unrepresented disciplines
Plan for submitting annual report (2008-2009)
Mary Lynn will write the annual report
Implementation of NCCC-65 proposal objectives
A discussion was held about the project objectives and plans for future meetings. It was decided that the group will meet in conjunction with ITAA in 2010 October 31 and November 1 in Montreal if states will approve an out of the region meeting. Plans are to have a more advanced SEM seminar as a pre-conference session. February 1 is the deadline for ITAA application for workshops. If states will not approve a meeting in Canada we will meet in Washington, D.C.
We discussed ideas for additional sessions such as 1) higher issues for SEM-Diagnostics 2) cross cultural research issues 3) Partial Least Squares (PLS) session 4) Visual displaying of data
Review of NCCC-065 Accomplishments
Set research priorities for multi-state and national work on emerging issues relevant to Social Change in the Marketplace.
Identify strategies to increase the rigor of the research methodology and empirical techniques used to study Social Change in the Marketplace.
Provide an opportunity for scholars to build partnerships, develop mutual interests, and foster collaborative national research efforts on Social Change in the Marketplace.
Share and critique new ideas and new unpublished data regarding issues related to Social Change in the Marketplace.
Rural areas dependent on an agricultural economy are witnessing enormous changes as the need for agricultural labor decreases, global competition increases, and the introduction of new technologies stimulates continuous changes in how business is transacted. Rural regions face many challenges in re-defining and re-tooling themselves for the present and prospective economy (Kalomiris, 2003). As agriculture's share of the rural economy declines, entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business vitality are likely to be the future sources of competitiveness and growth for rural areas (Manrique, Mathieson, Yeung, & Johnston, 2005). Critical to development of strategies for rural economic growth is awareness not only of the dramatic changes, but also of the uncertainties and resistance to change that frequently characterizes rural communities. Effective research-based programs are needed that maximize rural assets and acknowledge liabilities along with an awareness of diversity across today's rural regions (Acs & Malecki, 2003).
Impact Issue: To address existing and emerging issues related to social change in the marketplace, NCCC-65 has focused on increasing the overall quality, quantity, and competitiveness of research and funding related to social change in the marketplace by initiating systematic efforts to strengthen the research focus and infrastructure.
Project/Activities: A series of activities have been designed and executed by the NCCC-65 team to increase the potential of researchers to conduct research, write grant proposals, and develop collaborations for this purpose.
In 2005 NCCC-65 members planned and executed a USDA Grant Funding Pre-conference; the goal was to increase the numbers of researchers receiving external funding. Attendees were sent a followup questionnaire to determine the success of the effort. Of 43 people attending, approximately $1,685,000 in federal grant dollars were received, 3 other federal grants were applied for that were not funded (authors are revising), $15,000 in private foundation monies were received, $13,300 in state grant monies were received, and $172,646.75 in internal Experiment Station funding were received.
In 2006 a subgroup of NCCC-65 members applied for an NRI grant (Research Collaborations to Enhance Rural Economic Development) to fund a data sharing conference to allow potential collaborators to work together and forge relationships. The grant was funded for $10,000 and the conference was held in April 2007. Four experts spoke to 16 attendees. Two teams of attendees committed to submitting an NRI proposal.
Representatives of the two teams of NCCC-65 members (and others) attended a 2007 preconference workshop held in conjunction with the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual meeting. Some of the people who attended the data sharing conference also submitted concept papers for the preconference. The topic of the preconference was how to go from an NCCC-65 research priority to a concept paper to a grant proposal.
Two research teams that attended the data sharing conference and the 2007 preconference workshop each received approximately $500,000 from NRI: Markets and Trade (the earlier figure of $1,685,000 includes these grants).
Ongoing sessions at the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual meeting in 2008 focused on (1) developing collaborations to demonstrate how such relationships can be developed and (2) structural equation modeling to facilitate information exchange about this powerful statistical analysis technique among scholars interested in social change in the marketplace.
In 2009 a session on Structural Equation Marketing (SEM) was held at the AMS/ACRA meeting.
Impact of these multi-year activities:
Approximately $1,885,946 in funding awarded to researchers studying social change in the marketplace who had participated in the activities sponsored by NCCC-65 members.
New research collaborations have been developed to better address issues related to social change in the marketplace.
Report from NCRA Administrator - Marilyn Delong
Administrative Advisor Marilyn DeLong reported that NCCC-65 passed midterm review. She outlined the process and timeline for renewal. Based upon ensuing discussion the group decided to move forward in the renewal process next year.
Reports on University research and significant program initiatives (Reports are in Appendix A.
Location, Timing, and Dates of 2010 Meeting
The next meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada October 31 and November 1, 2010 if permission is granted.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.
Submit list of publications for 2008-2009 those that were not reported in the 2008 minutes
Deadline for submission of minutes from 2009 annual meeting
December 4, 2009
Deadline for submission of Annual Accomplishment Report for 2008-2009 ( SAES-422)
Reports from University research and significant program initiatives University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design has been approved for a new assistant faculty line in merchandising. The search is currently underway for January 2010 or August 2010 start. The position will focus on global textiles and apparel economics and e-commerce. The department has also developed a relationship with the Management Department in the College of Business and will offer an emphasis in entrepreneurship consisting of 9 credit hours beginning August 2010. Currently all merchandising students receive a minor in Marketing, thus the entrepreneurship emphasis is an option for interested students. Faculty in the department are currently working on two federal grants received in 2008 involving small businesses operating in small Nebraska communities. Dr. Miller will be leaving her position as Research Liaison for the College of Education and Human Sciences in December 2009. She will assume the Burlington Professorship in the Consumer, Apparel, and Retailing Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. The position does not carry support from the University of North Carolina Experiment Station.
Besser, T. L. & Miller, N. J. (2009). Starting Business Networks. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 10 (2), forthcoming page numbers.
Besser, T. L., & Miller, N. J. (in press, Fall 2009) The Significance of Customer Base in the New Economy: Job Satisfaction and Perceptions of Success of Small Suppliers and Small Non-Suppliers. Journal of Small Business Management. 48(1) forthcoming page numbers.
Besser, T. L, & Miller, N. J. ( in press). The Structural and Social Factors Associated with Successful Business Networks. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
Besser, T. L. & Miller, N. J. (in press). High and Low Risk Cooperative Exchanges and Perceived Benefits in Formal Business Networks. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Miller, N. J. (Editor) , Ko, E. (Co- Editor), Niehm, L. (Associate Editor), Park E. J. (Co-Associate Editor), (in press, 2009). Global Fashion Marketing Systems: A Special issue of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal with the Journal of the Korean Academy of Marketing Sciences. November 2007
Niehm, L. S., Miller. N. J., Shelley, M.C., & Fitzgerald, M.A. (in press). Small Family Business Survival: Strategies for Coping with Overlapping Family and Business Demands. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
Refereed Presentations and Published Abstracts
Frazier, B., Niehm, L., Stoel, L., Miller, N. J. & Sattler Weber, S. Accepted for presentation and publication in N.J. Owens (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association Meeting. Bellevue WA, October 28-31, 2009 Citrus Heights, CA: ITAA: www.itaaonline.org/
Miller, N. J., Besser, T., Sattler Weber, S. (2009). Networking among small apparel store owners. Academy of Marketing Sciences and the American Collegiate Retailing Association. Retailing 2009: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in Uncertain Times. The Ninth Triennial AMS/ACRA Retailing Conference, September 30-October 3, 2009. New Orleans, LA.
Miller, N. J., Besser, T. L. & Sattler Weber, S. Differences in Business Networking for Family and Non-Family Owned Firms. Family Firm Conference, Risky Business Assessing and Managing Risk in Family Enterprises in the 21st Century, September 23-25, 2009. New York City. Recipient of the Best Paper Award for the conference.
Miller, N. J., Besser T. L., & Sattler Weber, S. (2009). Advancing Women-Owned Businesses via Small Business Networks. In H. Timmerman (Ed.), European Institute of Retailing and Service Sciences, 16th Recent Advances in Retailing and Consumer Services Sciences, (p. 107). The Netherlands: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Niagara Falls, Canada (July 6-9, 2009).
Neihm, L., Miller, N. J., Frazer, B., Stoel, L., & Sattler Weber, S. (submitted 8/2008). Attracting Retail Entrepreneurs to Rural Communities: The Role of the Institutional Environment. US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Advancing Entrepreneurship Conference January 8-11, 2009, Anaheim, CA. Accepted
Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses
Shipra Gupta (2009).U.S. Consumer’s Perceptions of Garments Culturally Inspired by Indonesia. Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. MS Advisor: Nancy Miller
Iowa State University The College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University selected and hired a new dean in April 2009. The new dean is Dr. Pamela White from Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU who had been serving as interim dean for a year. Two new associate deans have been appointed to take over the undergraduate education and graduate education administrative duties. The associate dean for Extension, Janeann Stout has retired. Plans for her replacement are in progress.
The Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair for 2008-2009 was Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, an expert on teacher education training, minority student and faculty success, and critical race theory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She visited Iowa State University several times during spring semester 2009 to contribute to seminars, classes, and workshops as well as give public and class lectures and work with individual faculty and graduate students. The 2009-2010 Helen LeBaron Chair is Jeanne Hogarth, the program manager for the consumer education and research section of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board. Hogarth is focusing on consumer financial literacy during her visits to Iowa State University.
The Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management Department (AESHM) will resume search this fall for an endowed chair—the Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing. The Department is searching for a candidate to fill the professor-level position with a focus on technology and textiles and apparel but may also consider junior scholar (associate professor) applicants for the position. The Department hired two new faculty in hotel and restaurant management who joined the department this fall in the consumer behavior and finance areas. The consumer behavior hire is currently teaching the introductory AESHM merchandising course. Progress to implement coordination across the department’s hotel and apparel programs has been progressing substantially in new courses related to merchandising, management, finance, and internet business processes that relate to both fields.
Sara Kadolph was named the first Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing, a professorship made possible by alum and professor emeritus Donna Danielson’s estate. For this academic year, Sara will concentrate on boosting the visibility and recognition of the Textiles and Clothing Museum, as well as continue to work with the TC historic and ethnic textile storage facility and the Danielson conservation lab.
Linda Niehm was honored with the Rossman-Manatt Scholar award. The Human Sciences College award honors Linda’s dedication to and accomplishments in integrating her research and teaching in the small business and entrepreneurship area.
Five students from Dong-Hua University in Shanghai, P.R. China, joined the TC graduate program as a result of our new arrangement with Dong-Hua. Two of the students are part of the joint Masters program with the apparel science program at Dong-Hua. Two of their students have entered our Ph.D. program, and one student entered our regular Masters program. We are currently developing a distance graduate program with Pretoria University, South Africa.
The university is currently grappling with an additional 10% budget decrease recently called for by the governor of Iowa. Cuts in state appropriated funds may take place in January 2010. Increases in faculty teaching loads and reduction in graduate student support are particularly at risk in the AESHM Department. Cuts of 10% for fall 2009 were alleviated in part by funding from the federal stimulus package.
Kozar, J., & Damhorst, M. L. (2009). Comparison of the ideal and real body as women age: Relationships to age identity, body satisfaction and importance, and attention to models in advertising. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 27(3)197-210.
Lee, H.-H., Damhorst, M. L., & Ogle, J. P. (2009). Body satisfaction and attitude theory: Linkages with normative compliance and behaviors undertaken to change the body. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 37, 466-488.
Lennon, S. J., Ha, Y., Johnson, K. P., Jasper, C. R., Damhorst, M. L., & Lyons, N. (2009). Rural consumers’ online shopping for food and fiber products as a form of outshopping. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 27(1), 3-30.
Oh, K., & Damhorst, M. L. (2009). Coorientation of body image among older married couples. Body Image, 6, 43-47.
Oh, K., & Damhorst, M. L. (2008). Factors influencing body image in the aging process. International Journal of Human Ecology, 9(2), 55-65.
Ogle, J. P., Caroll, J., Butki, B., Damhorst, M. L., & Baker, S. (2008). Examining the potential unintended effects of a healthful living curriculum upon children’s weight-related beliefs, body satisfaction, and body build stereotypes. Journal of Youth Development, 3(3), Article 080303FA006. Available at http://www.nae4ha.org/directory/jydarticle.aspx?Id=9450cf05-c69a-45db-b8c8-000c3ec221bb
Yurchisin, J., & Damhorst, M. L. (2009). An investigation of salesperson appearance and organizational identification. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 13(3),458-470.
Tyner, K., & Damhorst, M. L. (2009, June). Consumption of nonsurgical cosmetic enhancement technologies: A process of ambivalence. Paper presented to the Consumer Culture Theory conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
Kwon, Y. J., & Damhorst, M. L. (2008). Bourdieu’s anti-Kantian sociology. ITAA Proceedings. Available at http://www.itaaonline.org [extended abstract]. (Paper presented at the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual meeting, Schaumburg, IL, November.)
Yu, U. J., & Damhorst, M. L. (2008). Impact of body image on consumers’ perceptions of idealized advertising images and brand attitudes. ITAA Proceedings. Available at http://www.itaaonline.org [extended abstract]. (Paper presented at the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual meeting, Schaumburg, IL, November.)
Yu, Ui-Jeen. (2009). Relationship of body satisfaction to virtual product experience and perceived risk of product performance in online and multi-channel apparel shopping. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation) Iowa State University, Ames. (advisor, Mary Lynn Damhorst)
Perrier, Angela. (2008). Influence of model body size on consumer attitudes and purchase intention. (Unpublished Master’s thesis) Iowa State University, Ames. (co-advisors, Mary Lynn Damhorst and Elena Karpova)
Lee, Y., Damhorst, M. L., Kozar, J., & Martin, P. (2008-2009). Older women’s clothing needs and their attitude toward 3D body scanning. Human Sciences College Seed Grant, Iowa State University. $5000.
University of Minnesota
The College of Design is currently involved in strategic planning via a “Blue Ribbon” Committee. The Graduate Program in Design went through a revision this year and we now have a named track in Apparel Studies with three areas of emphasis: Dress, History, and Culture; Product Development; and Retail Merchandising and Consumer Studies.
At the University of Minnesota we have three faculty working in the area of retailing and consumer studies. Their current research projects include exploring consumer perspectives on retail loyalty programs, online co-design, and perception of rape victims.
Kang, Minjeong – 2009
Dissertation title: Retail Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation and Scale Development
Kim, Jae Eun- 2009
Dissertation title: The Influence of Moral Emotions in Young Adults Moral Decision Making: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Journal Publications (2008-2009)
Adomaitis, A., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008). Advertisements: Interpreting images used to sell young adults. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 12(2), 182-192.
Johnson, K. K. P., & Rhee, J. (2008). An investigation of consumer traits and their relationship to merchandise borrowing with undergraduates. Journal of Family and Consumer Science Education, 26(1), 1- 13.[online journal]
Johnson, K. K. P., Yoo, J., Kim, M., & Lennon, S. J. (2008). Dress and human behavior: A review and critique of published research. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 26(1), 3-22.
Kang, M., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Identifying characteristics of consumers who frequently return apparel. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management,13(1), 37-48.
Kim, J., Ju, H., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009) Sales associate’s appearance: Links to consumers’ emotions, store image, and purchases. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Science, 16(5), 407-413.
Kim, J., Cho, H., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Influence of moral affect, judgment, and intensity on decision making concerning counterfeit, gray-market, and imitation products. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal,27(3), 211-226.
Kim, E., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009) Forecasting the U.S. fashion industry part 1: Materials and design. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 13(2), 256-267.
Kim, E., & Johnson, K.K. P. (2009). Forecasting the U.S. Fashion industry part 2: Production and retailing. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 13(2), 268-278.
Lee, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Factors related to engagement in risky appearance management behaviors. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 27(3), 163-178.
Lee, J., Johnson, K. K. P., Gahring, S., & Lee, S. (2008). Business strategies of independent retailers: Effects of environmental hostility. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 21(3), 277-292.
Lee, S., Johnson, K. P. K. Gahring, S., Lee, S-E (2008). Business strategies of successful rural retailers in competition with large discount retailers in the U.S., Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, 32(6), 968-979.
Lee, S., Johnson, K. K. P., & Gahring, S. (2008). Predicting in-shopping using small -town consumers’ satisfaction with local retailers. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 36(2), 143-157.
Lennon, S., Ha, Y., Johnson, K., Damhorst, M., Jasper, C., & Lyons, N. (2009). Rural consumers’ online shopping for apparel, food, and home furnishings products as a form of outshopping. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. 27(1), 3-30.
Yoo, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008). Self-objectification and appearance-based teasing during adolescence. Journal of Family and Consumer Science Education, 26(1), 14-28. [online journal]
Rhee, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). When is imitation not the highest form of flattery? In N. Rabolt & J. Miler (Eds.) Concepts and cases in retail and merchandise management 2nd Ed. (pp. 374-378). New York: Fairchild Publications.
Wu, J. (2009). Chinese fashion from Mao to now. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
Wu, J. (2009, Aug. 24) Fashionable men and gay. Financial Times (Chinese edition), retrieved Aug. 26: http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001028295
Wu, J. (2009, Jul. 9) The ideal image of American college students. Financial Times (Chinese edition), retrieved Aug. 22nd: http://www.ftchinese.com/story.php?storyid=001027667
Wu, J. (2009, May 22) The retail spirit of American universities. Financial Times (Chinese edition), retrieved Aug 1st : http://www.ftchinese.com/story.php?storyid=001026571
Wu, J. (2009, Apr. 8) Do American professors reject fashion? Financial Times (Chinese edition), retrieved May 1st : http://www.ftchinese.com/story.php?storyid=001025687
Cho, H.J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Effects of an entertainment-educations strategy on perceived risks and purchase intentions concerning counterfeits. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Ju, H., Kim, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Consumer’s perceptions concerning sales associate credibility. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Ju, H., Kim, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov).Young consumers’ perceptions of the influence of sales associate’s appearance on their emotions, cognition, and behavior. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org (also a presentation).
Johnson, K.K. P. (2008). Globalization of the fashion industry: Implications for higher education presented at the International Seminar for the Establishment of the Inha Design Center, Inha University [also published as proceedings]
Johnson, K.K. P. (2008). Consumer Misbehavior. 2008 International Costume Culture Conference and Exhibition, Bejing, China. [also published as proceedings]
Johnson, K.K. P. (2008). Graduate student participation in professional associations: ITAA presented at Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, KR.
Johnson, K. K. P. (2008). Visual processing of fashion advertisements using eye tracking presented at Hunyang University, Seoul, KR.
Kang, M., Kim, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Reflections on appearance socialization during childhood and adolescence. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Men at work: Fashioning Identity. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Kim, H-Y.,Kim, Y, Jolly, L., & Fairhurst, A. (2009). The role of love in satisfied customers’ relationships with retailers. The Nineth Triennial AMS/ACRA Retailing Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 30 - October 3.
Kim, H-Y., & Lee, M. (2009). Emotional loyalty and share of wallet: A contingency approach. American Collegiate Retailing Association, New York, NY, January 11-14.
Kim J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Wardrobe analysis: What I love and what I wear. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Lee, J., Fogg, M., Johnson, K. K. P., Lutz, H., & Kang, M. (2008, Nov) Partnering with industry to promote a social cause: Paint the Uptown red. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Lee, J. & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008, Nov). Relative and Interaction Effects of Situational and Personal Factors on Impulse Buying. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Lennon, S., Johnson, K. K. P., & Lee, J. (2008, Nov). Black Friday shopping : Self-regulation and sales promotion. International Textile and Apparel Association Monument, CO. http://www.itaaonline.org
Son, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009, April). Risky appearance management behaviors: Identifying factors associated with deterrence with young women, Popular Culture Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Wu, J. (2008, Nov) Greening design. The 64th annual conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Schaumburg, IL.
Wu, J. (2008, Nov) TV drama: The locus of Chinese fashion in the 1980s. The 64th annual conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Schaumburg, IL.
Wu, J. (2009, Apr) Under the skin of fashion: The application of Symbolic Interaction Theory to the study of Chinese fashion. 2009 Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival (SIFCF), Shanghai, China.
Wu, J. (2009, Apr) Chinese fashion magazines and modern identity. The 2009 National Popular Cultural Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Wu, J. (2009, Oct). Co-design communities online: Turning public creativity into sellable and wearable fashions. The 5th World Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization, Helsinki, Finland.
Title of Project
PI & Co-PI
Dates of Project
Sustainability for a Global Society, Beginning at Home
Marilyn Delong, Missy Bye (Co-PI), & Juanjuan Wu (Co-PI)
Agricultural Experiment Station RFP
From the Imperial to the Modern: 20th Century Chinese Fashion and Design
Oct. 2010-Jan. 2011
Fashion · Art Design Institute, Donghua University
Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program, UMN
South Dakota State University
As of July 1, 2009, South Dakota State University’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), College of Education and Counseling (CEC) and Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) have officially joined to become a new college – the College of Education & Human Sciences. Current departments in EHS include the following eight: Design, Merchandising, and Consumer Sciences (DMCS) – with majors in Interior Design, Apparel Merchandising, and Consumer Affairs; Human Development (HD) – with majors in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education; and Nutrition, Food Science, and Hospitality (NFSH) – with majors in Nutrition and Food Science, and Hotel and Foodservice Management, Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.Ed. and M.S. degrees only), Educational Leadership (M.Ed.), Teacher Education, Aviation, and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). Since undergraduates in the College of CEC declare a major in their content area, there is no way of estimating baccalaureate students for the college. With similar missions and areas of focus, the joining of these two colleges and department show promise for rich collaboration and success.
Additionally, SDSU has recently received approval from the SD Board of Regents to begin planning a new Master’s of Architecture Program; essentially a 4+2 program of an undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies followed by two years of graduate work yielding a Master’s of Architecture Degree. While this new program will likely not sit in the new college, because of the strong interior design program, faculty and leadership within the Department of DMCS have been closely involved in the planning process.
Continuation of USDA Challenge Grant
Project title: Collaborative Development of Global Fiber, Fabric, and Related Products Industry based Problem-Solving Modules for Undergraduates Investigator: Nancy Nelson Hodges, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Jane E. Hegland, South Dakota State University; Elena Karpova, Iowa State University; Gwendolyn O’Neal, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Source: USDA Challenge Grant Date: 2007-2010 Amount: $327,386
Publications, Proceedings, Scholarly Presentations and Posters
Hodges, N.N., Watchravesringkan, K., O’Neal, G., Hegland, J.E., Karpova, E., Kadolph, S., (2009). The globalization of the textile and apparel industries: Implications for international collaborations in higher education. NACTA/SERD poster presentation, Stillwater, OK.
Hodges, N.N., O’Neal, G., Hegland, J.E., Karpova, E., Kadolph, S., Watchravesringkan, K. (2008). The globalization of the textile and apparel industries: Implications for international collaborations in higher education. ITAA Proceedings.
Hodges, N.N., O’Neal, G., Hegland, J.E., Karpova, E., Kadolph, S., Watchravesringkan, K. (2008). The globalization of the textile and apparel industries: Implications for international collaborations in higher education. ITAA presentation; Schaumberg, IL.
Master’s & PhD Theses & Dissertations
Ohio State University
The program name change to Fashion & Retail Studies for the old Textiles & Clothing area (initiated in 2007-08) was approved by the University. The change was official beginning in Autumn quarter 2009.
The Fashion & Retail Studies program faculty members have been working with a new Industry Task Force. The Task Force members have created a Speaker Series that will begin in October 2009. The goal is to have 6 high-level industry professionals give student presentations each year about the retail industry to familiarize students with various type of companies in the supply chain, the numerous career possibilities available and the skills and abilities needed to excel in a career in the retail industry. The Task Force will give feedback on the curriculum during the 2009-2010 academic year.
The Department of Consumer Sciences is conducting a search for a new department chair. The position description will be released in November.
The graduate programs in the Department of Consumer Sciences show the strongest metrics in the College of Education & Human Ecology.
The Ohio State University will make the switch from quarters to semesters in Autumn 2012.
Distance education and technology enhanced learning will be major initiatives for the College of Education & Human Ecology, beginning this year.
The productivity of faculty and research staff in the College of Education & Human Ecology increased by every measure during the first half of fiscal year 2009. The funding received increased by almost 33% over the same period last year; the F&A (IDC) expenditures increased by nearly 21%; and the funds requested/proposals submitted has increased by over 235%.
Following the release last year of the University’s Strategic Plan, the College of Education & Human Ecology launched a new Strategic Plan this year.
The Overarching Vision for the College Strategic Plan:
To become the nation’s top-tier, public College of Education and Human Ecology for undergraduate and graduate study.
To integrate the creative energy and expertise of the college and use it to resolve pressing social, educational and health/wellness needs locally, statewide and beyond.
The Strategic Goals:
1: Recruit the Best Students and Promote Their Success
2: Build an Extraordinary Faculty
3: Conduct Research and Scholarship to Advance the Quality of Life for Individuals, Families, Schools and Communities
4: Come Together in Concert with All Constituencies
Refereed Journal Articles
Ha, S. & Stoel, L. (2009). Consumer E-shopping Acceptance: Antecedents in a Technology Acceptance Model. Journal of Business Research, 62 (5), 565-571.
Ha, S. & Stoel, L. (2008). Promoting Consumer-Retailer Relationship Building: Influence of Consumer Trustworthiness of Customer Loyalty Program Marketing. Journal of Customer Behaviour, 7(3), 215-229.
Niehm, L., Miller, N., Frazier, B., Stoel, L. & Sattler Weber, S. (January 2009). Attracting Retail Entrepreneurs to Rural Communities: The Role of the Institutional Environment. Proceedings of the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2009 Annual Conference, Anaheim, California.
Frazier, B., Ha, S., Huang, Y. & Stoel, L. (Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009). Adding SEM to your analytical toolbox: Designing studies using structural equation modeling. Special Topic Session panel coordinated by Stoel, L., Kim, M. & Sternquist, B. for NCCC-65 Regional Research Group. Presented at Ninth Joint Triennial Meeting of the Academy of Marketing Sciences/American Collegiate Retailing Association (AMS/ACRA), New Orleans, LA.
Kim, J. & Stoel, L. (Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009). Effects of institutional environment and social capital on rural consumers’ inshopping behavior. Ninth Joint Triennial Meeting of the Academy of Marketing Sciences/American Collegiate Retailing Association (AMS/ACRA), New Orleans, LA. Best Paper Award
Moon, Y., Jeong, S.W., Stoel, L. & Kandampully, J. (Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009). E-service attributes of apparel retailers’ websites: a comparison of retailer formats. Ninth Joint Triennial Meeting of the Academy of Marketing Sciences/American Collegiate Retailing Association (AMS/ACRA), New Orleans, LA.
Stoel, L., Jeong, S.W. & Ernst, S. (Sept 30-Oct 2, 2009). Beliefs of small, independently owned rural retailers about Internet use: A typology. Ninth Joint Triennial Meeting of the Academy of Marketing Sciences/American Collegiate Retailing Association (AMS/ACRA), New Orleans, LA. Best Paper Award
Ha, S. & Stoel, L. (July 2009). An Individual Difference Approach to Understanding Loyalty Program Effects: Customer Loyalty Program Involvement. Oral presentation at the Academy of Marketing Science Global Congress Conference, Oslo, Norway.
Kim, J. & Stoel, L. (May 2009). The Effects of Institutional Action and Legitimacy on Rural Consumers’ Support towards the Local Retailer. Oral presentation at the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA) 2009 National Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
JungRim Cho: Investigation of Dominance Using an Integrated Model of BPM and SOR in an Online Shopping Environment; Advisor: Leslie Stoel (completed March 2009)
North Dakota State University
North Dakota State University (NDSU) is the largest university in North Dakota.
NDSU has 14,200 students enrolled and ten years of increased enrollment.
Seven colleges make up the NDSU campus.
Among the seven colleges, the Department of Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management (ADHM) is under the College of Human Development and Education (HDE).
HDE has enrollment increases in all areas. Currently, HDE has 1,837 students – 1,364 undergraduate students, 353 graduate students, and 120 doctoral students.
HDE’s graduate enrollment is 19 percent of the university’s graduate enrollment and the student population continues to become more diverse.
ADHM includes three programs – Apparel and Textiles (AT) with 150 major students, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) with 120 major students, and Interior Design (ID) with 103 major students. AT has two options of apparel studies and retail merchandising.
ADHM offers an on-line master’s program in merchandising through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Two faculty members, Jaeha Lee and Linda Manikowske, are teaching two graduate courses within this program.
ADHM is working on creating a synergy effect between retail merchandising and the HTM program. As one effort, we developed two new courses that cover two disciplines. Last summer we offered a new course “Experiential Retailing” and will be offering another new course “Global Consumer Analysis.” We designed these two new courses to meet the needs of both the retail merchandising and HTM students.
ADHM faculty continue to look for opportunities to increase student, international exchange programs. The dean of HDE, Dr. Clark Johnson; the head of ADHM, Dr. Bastow-Shoop; and several other faculty members in the program traveled to South Korea in July 2009 to meet with faculty members and administrative staff at three universities in Seoul and one university in Jeju. Discussions consisted of possible collaborations at the department levels. Also discussed was the possibility of student field trips to South Korea.
To increase research in the HDE, the dean offers funding and graduate student assistantships to support faculty research.
HDE sponsors a Research Showcase. Faculty members and graduate students then have the opportunity to display their research.
ADHM has faculty researching in many different areas. We have several research projects about older adults. In ID, a faculty member is studying the relationship between aging and the environment. In HTM, one research area is older adults’ motivations and intentions when visiting casinos. An AT/retail merchandising faculty member is working on a project about older adults’ grocery shopping practices with a Ph.D. student in gerontology. In addition, a faculty member in ID is studying spatial organization in small retail settings. Other research areas in AT and retail merchandising include dress of women in politics, body image related consumption of the Y-generation, impulse buying, and success of independent retailers.
Refereed Journal Articles
Hodur, Nancy, Leistritz, F. Larry, & Wolfe, Kara. (2008) Developing the nature-based tourism sector in southwest North Dakota. Great Plains Research Journal 18, (Spring), 81-92.
Lee, J. & Johnson, K.K.P. (2009). Factors related to engagement in risky appearance management behaviors. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 27(3), 163-178
Phillips, W. & Jang, S.C. (2008). Destination Image and Tourist Attitude. Tourism Analysis, 13 (4), 401-411.
Refereed Presentations and Published Abstracts
Hirani, A. (2008). Using technology to teach design fundamentals - current use and faculty perception.Interior Design Educators Council regional conference.
Hodur, Nancy, Wolfe, Kara & Leistritz, F. Larry (2008). Motivations and Economic Impact of Visitors to Heritage and Cultural Attractions in North Dakota. Southern Regional Science Association 47th Annual Meeting. (Ed.) Washington, DC, SRSA.
Lee, J. & Hanson, A.L. (April, 2009). Grocery shopping habits of community dwelling older adults. The North Dakota Dietetic Association 2009 Convention, Fargo, North Dakota.
Lee, J. & Johnson, K.K.P. (2008, November). Relative and interaction effects of situational personal factors on impulse buying. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. http://www.itaaonline.org.
Lennon, S., Lee, J., & Johnson, K.K.P. (2008, November). Black Friday shopping: self-regulation and sales promotion. International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings. http:www.itaaonline.org.
Sunderlin, S., & Manikowske, L. (2008). Visual Shoe Art: A Perspective on Compassion. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, (Online – www.itaaonline.org).
Sunderlin, S., & Manikowske, L. (2008). Visual Shoe Art: A Perspective on Compassion. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Meeting, (Online – www.itaaonline.org).
Other publications (including extension publications, newsletters, popular articles, and invited publications)
Presented in a video conference coordinated by Gross, D. and Clyde, G.L., Oct. 23, 2008. Museums and the Art of Story Telling, Mountain Plains Museum Association Annual Meeting, Kansas, City, Missouri. From NDSU, I re-capped a program featuring Miss Okayama that re-united four Japanese Friendship Dolls to other museum professionals during a live videoconference.
Braaten, A. W. June 26, 2009. Hastings Needle Work: Design Inspiration and Process. LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings, Minnesota
Kansas State University The past year witnessed much change at Kansas State University. Of course, like many institutions of higher learning across the United States, state budget cuts were necessary. However, our president of twenty-three years retired, and our provost accepted a president’s position at another university. During the year we searched and hired a new president, a new athletic director, a new dean of architecture and experienced an unsuccessful search for arts and science dean. We also had a couple vice presidents retire. A provost search is in progress and should be completed by January 2010. Needless to say, we are experiencing a period of transition in the top leadership. Some highlights at the institution level include:
Kansas Board of Regents initiated a transition institutional audit regarding the outgoing president’s administration. Some questionable practices were identified and press coverage created a “dent” in the university’s reputation with alumni and donors.
New president and athletic director worked diligently throughout the summer to control the damage and set up new systems that will be transparent and inclusive.
After nearly 5 years of work and over a year of review by the Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee, a new General Education Plan was passed. Sustainability is interwoven throughout the knowledge areas identified.
A Sustainability Task Force was given a charge to develop a vision and strategies for sustainability at Kansas State University. The inaugural KSU Sustainability Conference was held in January.
The Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design department continues to focus on sustainability as a strategic priority in curricular development and scholarship. The number of graduate students enrolling in the Apparel and Textile graduate program is increasing, with the majority of students focusing on sustainability issues. Some initiatives in the department include:
Investigation of more sustainable natural dyestuffs and dyeing processes, with a focus on solar dyeing process.
Development of sustainable product development model for apparel industry.
Understanding barriers to sustainable apparel consumption behavior and identifying programs for reducing such barriers.
Identification and development of slow fashion consumer movement.