About Dr. McCracken


  • Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising and Design – Iowa State University, 2019
  • Master’s of Communication Management in Social Media/Online Communities – University of Southern California, 2009
  • M.A. in History of Art – The Ohio State University, 1995
  • M.A. in Slavic Studies – The Ohio State University, 1995
  • B.A. summa cum laude, in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian) – The Ohio State University, 1988


  • Retail merchandising
  • Product development and manufacturing
  • Styling
  • Dress in society/socio-psychological aspects of dress
  • Cultural perspectives of dress
  • Digital textile printing


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

Professional Affiliations

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