About Dr. McCracken

Dr. Arienne McCracken


Arienne McCracken, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Fashion & Textiles program at SUNY Oneonta. She currently teaches courses in fashion retail management, quality analysis, dress history, and socio-psychological aspects of dress. Her research focuses on consumer studies and dress in cultural and societal contexts, especially as manifested in the online world, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning.


  • Ph.D. – Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Iowa State University
  • Master’s of Communication Management – Digital Social Media/Online Communities, University of Southern California
  • M.A – History of Art, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. – Slavic Studies, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., summa cum laude – Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian), The Ohio State University


  • Fashion retail management
  • Apparel qualty analysis
  • Fashion styling
  • Dress in society/socio-psychological aspects of dress
  • Dress history
  • Digital textile printing


  • Digital media and dress
  • Consumer behavior
  • Socio-psychological aspects of dress
  • Gender studies
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Professional Affiliations

  • International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)
  • Costume Society of America (CSA)
  • Popular Culture Association (PCA)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)