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Lexington, KY
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Mary A. Graham


Mary Graham


Academic Program Coordinator

(859) 257-4917

University of Kentucky, 2012
Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

University of Kentucky, 2010
Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles
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Mary received her B.S. and M.S. in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles from the University of Kentucky. Upon completion of her degrees she transitioned into an instructor role and began working with other faculty members on research projects. In 2013, Mary accepted the Academic Program Coordinator position in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management. Mary provides advising support to students, focuses on curriculum upkeep, and recruiting/retention strategies.

Mary has conducted research projects related to athlete endorsements, her thesis assessed athlete endorsement effectiveness when athletes were involved in personal scandal. Mary’s thesis has recently been accepted in the Journal of Customer Behaviour. 

Course Instruction
  • MAT 114: Introduction to Merchandising
Mary has worked with Dr. Kimberly Miller-Spillman to look at the impact or likelihood of Ghanaian products selling in Kentucky or rural locations; a small part of a large business plan to help boost the economic standing in Ghana.  Mary has also conducted research on rural retailing and the business strategies necessary to compete with corporate retailers.  She has a strong research interest in small business opportunities and strategies.
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