Our Faculty

Dr. Nicole Kirpalani

  • Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • Associate Chair, Marketing / Associate Professor


Dr. Nicole Kirpalani teaches a variety of marketing courses, including Global Markets, Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, Cause Marketing, and Customer Service.

Her academic interests focus on consumer relationships with fashion brands, consumer privacy, and sustainability in the context of fashion. In addition, she is engaged in research related to pedagogy and online/hybrid learning.

She has published her research in Psychology & Marketing, Marketing Education Review, and the Journal of Marketing Management.  An article is forthcoming in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice.  Dr. Kirpalani serves as an editorial advisory board member for Young Consumers and as an editorial review board member for Marketing Education Review.  She serves as a discipline reviewer for the Fulbright Scholar Program Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Kirpalani holds a Ph.D. in Business (Marketing) from the City University of New York, where she was a doctoral fellowship recipient. She also received a Master of Science in Secondary Education (Business Education) and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Hofstra University.

Dr. Kirpalani was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta honor society as a faculty member in 2014. She was selected as one of three finalists for the Pride-Ferrell Cengage Innovations in Teaching Competition at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference in 2012 and is the recipient of LIM College's 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award.