Department of Art and Design Faculty
Kaled Kimal Hameide holds an MBA from Florida International University and has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and Raffles Design Institute in Singapore. He brings with him extensive experience in fashion design and brand development on a global scale, having worked with corporations in the United States, France, Italy, and the Middle East. His research centers on fashion branding and the business aspects of the fashion industry. He has lectured at international conferences in The Netherlands and Singapore, and is currently completing a book on fashion branding for Fairchild Publications.
Abby Lillethun's academic and creative training in theater led to her first teaching position at the University of South Florida (USF), College of Fine Arts. While there, she designed for dance, drama, and musical theater, primarily costumes. Her costume designs were seen in London at the Tate Gallery, the Laban Centre, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in Paris and Cairo. She attained tenure, yet decided to pursue her interests in design history and left USF to earn her PhD. While researching her dissertation, she worked in the New York theater costume and apparel industries. She joined the faculty of the University of Rhode Island, where she mentored graduate students and further developed her research in two design areas: Bronze Age Aegean dress and Asian influences in early 20th-century Western textiles and dress. Dr. Lillethun joined the faculty of Montclair State University in 2008. In summer 2010, her book, The Fashion Reader, co-edited with Linda Walters, will appear in a second expanded and revised edition.
Linda Reilly has taught fashion studies courses at a variety of institutions since completing her PhD in 1970. While in college, she worked at the J.L. Hudson Co., in Detroit, in assignments that ranged from department supervisor to assistant buyer to corporate research. At present, she teaches fashion studies courses at Montclair State University and serves as the director of the BA in Fashion Studies program, which has grown to more than 300 majors during her tenure.
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