Lynn Brandon, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Lifestyle merchandising in home furnishings and apparel products; purchase behavior and evaluative criteria in home furnishings and apparel products.
Katherine Burnsed, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Home furnishings consumers; consumption process of home furnishings; home furnishings industry.
Christy A. Crutsinger, Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Success; Ph.D., Texas Womanís University. Retail industry recruitment and retention; merchandising strategies; adolescent consumer behavior; curriculum development, delivery and assessment; faculty vitality and job satisfaction.
Judith C. Forney, Professor and Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism; Ph.D., Purdue University. Consumer behavior; apparel/textile international production and trade.
Hae Jung Kim, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ewha Womans University (Korea). Brand experience; retail workplace experiences; digital engagement.
Jiyoung Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Consumer support toward retailers in rural communities; consumer behavior in online retailing context; cross-cultural comparison of consumer online shopping behavior.
Tammy Kinley, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Garment size issues; vanity sizing; body image and self-esteem; shopping behavior.
Dee Knight, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism; Ph.D., Texas Womanís University. Service quality; retail employeesí work experiences and outcomes; retail internationalization.
Sanjukta Pookulangara, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Missouri. Emerging technologies; consumer behavior; multichannel retailing.
Kiseol Yang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Consumer mobile services adoption behavior; designing effective mobile shopping service/digital retailing functions; cross-cultural research focusing on effects of consumer values on behavioral intentions; multichannel retailing.
Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing
Chilton Hall, Room 331
By pursuing a Master of Science degree in Merchandising at the University of North Texas, you develop the skills needed to become an accomplished leader in todayís global marketplace.
We teach you how to solve complex problems, create new opportunities in competitive markets and understand the many components that support a successful consumer-driven business venture. Our curriculum integrates your educational experience and research with merchandising concepts and strategies.
In addition to the M.S. degree, a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degree in Merchandising and a graduate academic certificate in Merchandising are available.
As you progress through the program, you may work with a faculty member on funded, cutting-edge research projects such as:
Our students often present research or test their merchandising knowledge at regional, national and international events. Annual merchandising study tours are also offered to New York and China/Hong Kong.
Excellent networking, internship and employment opportunities are available because of the universityís close proximity to leading merchandising, apparel and home furnishings companies. Our graduates have worked as merchandisers for Fossil, J.C. Penney Co., Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Michaelís, Target and Zale Corp.
he Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing provides one of the nationís most well- known, highly respected, comprehensive degrees. Our recognitions include the American Textile Manufacturers Institute Award for Excellence for innovative and exemplary programs and research. Courses can be completed online or on campus.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and the Merchandising program. The graduate school requirements are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. You will need to submit the following items to the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourismís Graduate Programs Coordinator:
Course descriptions and more information about degree requirements are at www.unt.edu/catalog.
We sponsor many scholarship opportunities to help you pay for your graduate education. Applications for teaching assistants and teaching fellows are also available from the deanís office in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.
New graduate students who have participated in Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate programs are eligible for McNair fellowships. Contact the graduate school for information about McNair fellowships and other financial aid opportunities or visit gradschool.unt.edu/.