Professor Kennedy joined the Department of Fashion Merchandising as a full-time Assistant Professor in August of 2018. For three years prior to this, she served as an adjunct faculty member. She is an instructor of Introduction to the Fashion Business (IFB), Product Development and Merchandising, and created the course Sustainability and the Future of Fashion.
The founder of Fashiondex, Professor Kennedy has researched, written, edited and published over 12 fashion-trade directories and design books. As a designer and merchandiser, she worked with Ann Taylor, Bob Mackie, Sunny Leigh, Pierre Cardin and Calvin Klein among other brands. She also consults with new designers and companies on sourcing, launching and maintaining sustainable fashion businesses.
In October of 2017, Professor Kennedy was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. In June of 2018, she was trained by Al Gore and Karenna Gore at the Center of Earth Ethics.
Professor Kennedy has a BA in Fashion Design from Parsons and a Masters of Education plus an Advanced Certificate in Education for Sustainability from Manhattanville College.