Susan Mullins, M.S.
program Director, Fashion Merchandising
Assistant professor, Management
Office Location: 111 Beacon Street, 5th Floor
- B.S., Clothing and Textiles Design/Art Minor, Framingham State University
- M.S., Fashion Merchandising, University of Rhode Island
Professor Mullins began teaching as an adjunct professor at Fisher College in the fall of 2014. Prior to coming to Fisher College, Susan taught at Framingham State University, Bay State College, and Rhode Island School of Design’s Young Artists and Continuing Education programs. A diverse work history including personal shopping, fashion styling, production pattern-making and a retail associate has allowed Professor Mullins to cultivate the creative and cultural skills to engage and inspire the students. Research interests include the Couture industry, luxury product branding, and historical costume and textiles.
My philosophy of teaching is to nurture and inspire a student in the fashion industry through a blend of traditional classroom techniques and “hands-on” practical experiences such as museum visits, visual display analysis, and consumer observations. My teaching goal is for students to have an overall understanding of the fashion industry with the ability to create or merchandise for the end-use consumer. Students will learn how diverse cultures and the fickle consumer influence the global marketplace.
By helping students become visual observers of their surroundings, they will become adept in recognizing historic costume, recurring fashion trends, and ever-changing social influences. Furthermore, I hope to inspire and educate them on the development of commerce within the realms of fashion. Fashion is visual and Fisher College students will learn with their eyes by having access to fashionable Newbury Street to embrace local and international retailers, artistic window displays and trend scouting on fashion consumers.