Fashion Merchandising Department

Fisher College's Fashion Merchandising Concentration

Meet Our Program Director Professor Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Professor Murphy is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Fashion Merchandising Concentration at Fisher College. She began teaching at Fisher College in 2021. She has also taught for Framingham State University, SNHU, and the Art Institute, having over six years of teaching experience. Additionally, Professor Murphy has experience in retail and working with textile and costume collections in museums and historical societies. Research interests and areas of specialization include historic costume and textiles, sustainability, textile science, cultural dress, and merchandising. Her teaching philosophy is centered around active learning and student engagement with an emphasis on exploratory education and instruction, creating a more diverse learning environment and education.