Dr. Michael Mamp
Dr. Michael Mamp is an Associate Professor of Fashion, Interior Design, & Merchandising at Central Michigan University (CMU) as well as an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies. He also serves as the Director of the Fashion Merchandising & Design online undergraduate degree programs.
At CMU Dr. Mamp teaches courses related to: Fashion Illustration, History of Western Dress, Queer Fashion, Visual Merchandising, and 3D Modeling & Printing (3DP). During the summer he leads the New York City study tour, and in 2019 will lead a Parisian study tour. His research program includes investigations such as the history of 20th century fashion as it relates to marginalized or minority individuals, Queer fashion & theory, the use of 3DP and body scanning in the design process, and the development of narrative rich art cloth that expresses issues related to art, personal experience, social justice, and culture. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from CMU, a Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and PhD 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.