Michael Eugene Mamp
Professor Fashion Merchandising and Design
Affiliate Faculty Women & Gender Studies
Central Michigan University
Ph.D. Iowa State University
History of Dress
M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fashion/Textile Design, Dress History
Minor: Costume Design
B.A Central Michigan University
Major: Apparel Merchandising & Design
Minors: Journalism & French
Dr. Mamp is a dress historian and a designer. He researches dress and textiles of the twentieth century in an attempt to expand the body of knowledge related to minority or marginalized groups, particularly women and the LGBTQ+ community. Design scholarship conducted by Dr. Mamp explores his interest in textile arts using both traditional techniques and digital technologies. In 2018 Dr. Mamp's research was recognized when he was inducted as a member of the Scholar's Round-table of the Costume Society of America; in 2021, he was awarded paper of distinction in the historic track by the International Textile and Apparel Association.
At CMU Dr. Mamp teaches courses including Queer Fashion, History of Modern Fashion, and Fashion Fundamentals. He has led study tours both domestically and abroad to Chicago, New York, and Paris. He is the founding faculty member of CMU's top ranked online program in Fashion Merchandising & Design. In 2019 he was recognized with the International Textile and Apparel Association Excellence in Teaching Award; in 2020 he was his institution's winner of the Mid-American Conference's Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success.
Prior to pursuing a career in academia Dr. Mamp worked in the fashion industry for fourteen years in a variety of store operations and visual merchandising roles for brands such as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lane Bryant.