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Office Address: 1072 LeBaron Hall, 626 Morrill Road, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011
Email: ariennem@iastate.edu


PhD in Apparel, Merchandising and Design, 2019
Iowa State University
Concentration: Socio-psychological Aspects of Dress
Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies
Dissertation: Visibility, transgression, and community: An exploratory study of plus-size fashion YouTubers
Co-major Professors: Dr. Mary Lynn Damhorst and Dr. Eulanda A. Sanders

Master of Communication Management, 2009
University of Southern California
Concentration: Digital Social Media/Online Communities Program
Capstone: Member of a four-person self-managed team that successfully launched a new online community in four months with a $10,000 budget

Master of Arts, 1995
The Ohio State University
Two degrees: Slavic Studies and History of Art
Thesis: Correlations and Harmonies: Similarities in the Work and Beliefs of Kazimir Malevich and Vasilii Kandinsky
Major Professor: Dr. Myroslava Mudrak

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1988
The Ohio State University
Major in Russian, minor in German, member of the Honors Program


  • Retail merchandising
  • Product development and manufacturing
  • Styling
  • Cultural and societal perspectives of dress


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

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