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School of Human
Environmental Sciences

102 Erikson Hall,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
tel: (859) 257-3887

Susan Michelman

Associate Professor

(859) 257-4917

Curriculum Vitae

University of Minnesota, 1992
Design, Housing, and Apparel

University of Minnesota, 1987
Design, Housing, and Apparel

The Ohio State University, 1972
Occupational Therapy

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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Michelman joined the University of Kentucky faculty from the University of Massachusetts in 2002 as Department Chair. Shis is currently full-time faculty in MAT. She has published numerous articles in national and international journals such as The Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, The Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, Sociological Inquiry and international journals such as Etnofoor and The Journal of the Korean Society of Textiles and Clothing.  She has also published chapters in books including most recently in the Encyclopedia of Religion (2005) and Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (2005).  She was co-editor of the textbook Meanings of Dress (2005 and 1999), used both nationally and internationally for classes on dress and culture.  Her current research focuses on weight loss, body image and dress issues in 10-16 year-old girls in Kentucky.

In the area of teaching, Dr. Michelman was a recipient of both a Lilly Foundation and Hewlett Foundation Teaching Fellowship.  Dr. Michelman served on the Editorial Board of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal from 1992 to 2002 as well as serving as a guest co-editor for a focused issue of that journal.  She served on the Council of the International Textile and Apparel Association from 2002-2006.

Course Instruction
  • MAT 247:  Dress and Culture 
  • DMT 650:  Survey of Current Theories and Literature
  • DMT 772:  Seminar in Interior Design, Merchandising, and Textiles
  • MAT 559:  Twentieth Century Fashion
  • MAT 522:  History of Textiles
  • MAT 114:  Introduction to Merchandising
  • MAT 350:  Problem Solving in Merchandising
  • Immigrant Women's Dress: Identity and Acculturation 
  • Relationship between social, cultural and personal identity and dress
  • Relationship between emotional and physical disability and appearance
  • Feminist theory and meanings of dress
  • Dress and gender
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