Julie received her B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Textiles and Clothing from The Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her teaching career, she held various positions in the fashion industry in the fields of retail management, wholesaling, and buying. She has received numerous teaching awards and is especially interested in the professional and career development of students. She has co-authored two textbooks, Careers! Professional Development in Apparel Merchandising and Ethics in the Fashion Industry.