Director of Online and Satellite Programs
Department of Fashion, Interior Design, & Merchandising
Central Michigan University
Dr. Michael Mamp (he, him, his) is a tenured Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of Online and Satellite Programs in the Department of Fashion, Interior Design, & Merchandising at Central Michigan University (CMU), as well as an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies.
At CMU Dr. Mamp teaches courses including: Fashion Illustration, Queer Fashion, Advanced Visual Merchandising, Fashion Fundamentals/Digital Competencies, and Historical Dress Research Methods. He leads students in study tour experiences domestically and internationally to locations such as New York, Chicago, and Paris. Classes taught by Dr. Mamp include face to face, hybrid, and online formats.
His research program focuses on the history of dress as well as design scholarship. Historical inquires conducted by Dr. Mamp generally focus on the dress and apparel industry of the twentieth century. In this work he seeks to use dress as a lens to expand the body of knowledge related to minority or marginalized groups, particularly women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Design scholarship conducted by Dr. Mamp emphasizes his skill and interest in textile arts including both traditional surface design techniques and digital technologies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from CMU (proud alum!), a Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Prior to his appointment at CMU Dr. Mamp worked for fourteen years in the fashion industry in various senior management roles for companies such as Limited Brands, Gap Brands, Bloomingdale's, and Saks Fifth Avenue. He is an active member of the International Textile and Apparel Association and the Costume Society of America.