Faculty Committed to Your Success

The Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design professors at NDSU are committed to your success as you work toward becoming a professional.  We bring a variety of vital contacts from the industry into the classroom and connect students with professionals through field trips, hands-on activities, studio projects, and service-learning projects. 

The Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design professors are dedicated to creating connections and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for you to thrive.  Through critiques, guest critiques, industry tours, guest speakers, technology courses, and a hands-on learning experiences you will be well-prepared to work in this everchanging industry.  Connections to the industry are made every day in the classroom, leading to mentorships, internships, and real-world job opportunities around the world for our students.

We facilitate incredible opportunities to ensure our students have a rewarding and diverse student experience.  Our greatest achievement is the success of the students we teach whether they are in our classroom or a professional working in the design, product development, marketing, sales, product quality assurance, consulting, business ownership and research in the apparel and textile industry.

Sara Sunderlin - Nice Center's Faculty Fellow

Meet Sara Sunderlin, a senior lecturer in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Interior Design & Hospitality Management!

Sara has been selected as one of the 2020 Nice Faculty Fellows. Nice Faculty Fellows are creative individuals who work together to build new ideas on campus and in the community while integrating entrepreneurship into their own courses and research. She helps students create thoughtful designs in textiles, apparel construction and product development. She also serves as the caretaker of the NDSU Tartan project on campus. When she has free time, look for her sewing and designing bags and apparel as a part of her side business.

ARMD Program Coordinator

Jaeha Lee

Title: Associate Professor/Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design Program Coordinator
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178H
Phone: 701-231-8220
E-mail: Jaeha.Lee@ndsu.edu

ARMD Faculty

Ann Braaten

Title: Associate Professor and Curator of the Emily P. Reynolds Costume Collection
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178D
Phone: 701-231-7367
E-mail: Ann.Braaten@ndsu.edu

Sara Sunderlin
Title: Senior Lecturer
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 320
Phone: 701-231-7482
E-mail: Sara.Sunderlin@ndsu.edu 



Meet one-on-one!

Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design Program Coordinator
Jaeha Lee
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8220
Fax: 701-231-5273
Email: jaeha.lee@ndsu.edu

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