Julie Hillery, Ph.D., joined the CCC faculty this year as a Professor in Fashion Studies. Prior to Columbia, she was on faculty at Northern Illinois University (NIU) for 16 years where she was a named Professor for Kohl’s Department Stores.
She has had numerous experiences in shared governance including: College Senator (2 years) on the NIU Faculty Senate; Chair (1 year), and Secretary (4 years), of the Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Personnel Committee; and Secretary (2 years) as HHS Curriculum Committee.
Professional memberships include the American Collegiate Retailing Association, and the International Textiles and Apparel Association. She has co-authored two textbooks, Careers! Professional Development in Apparel Merchandising and Ethics in the Fashion Industry, and was recognized with NIU’s highest undergraduate teaching award in 2005.