Professor Robert Conrad has extensive professional experience in sales, marketing, operations, and general management within the fashion industry.
As Senior Vice President of Design and Product Development for Limited Brands, Professor Conrad helped develop Henri Bendel branded accessories. As President of Modern & Classic Accessories for Liz Claiborne, he developed and implemented strategic plans for brands such as Liz Claiborne Accessories, Kenneth Cole Jewelry, and Lucky Brand. He has also held positions with R.G. Barry (Dearfoam), Swank Inc., Crystal Brands (Monet), Revlon, and J.C. Penney.
Becoming Associate Chair of the Fashion Merchandising Department in January of 2019, Professor Conrad teaches Sales Management, Retailing, and Multi-Channel Retailing at the undergraduate level. In July 2019, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer. He also teaches graduate courses in Fashion Retail Management.
Professor Conrad holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Peter’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University. He is a member of the Retail Marketing Society.