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Current Faculty at a Glance

The award winning TAM Faculty offer a wide variety of expertise from global studies of the softgoods industry to consumer, historic, technological, or production perspectives. You will find faculty and staff of the TAM Department to be friendly and helpful.


Jung Ha-BrookshireJung Ha-Brookshire, Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor, TAM | Department Chair, Personal Financial Planning
PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York | BS, Seoul National University

E-mail: habrookshirej@missouri.edu


Nicole JohnstonNicole Johnston, MHCTC Curator, Instructor
MS, University of Missouri | BS, University of Missouri

E-mail: johnstonnr@missouri.edu


Caroline KopotCaroline Kopot, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Georgia | MBA, University of Southern California | PA, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising | BS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

E-mail: ckopot@missouri.edu


Nicolette LeibyNicolette Leiby, Instructor and Academic Advisor (starting from June 1, 2021)
MS, University of Missouri | BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

E-mail: nrlm7d@mail.missouri.edu


Kerri McBee-BlackKerri McBee-Black, Assistant Teaching Professor
PhD, University of Missouri | MS, University of Missouri | BS, Columbia College

E-mail: mcbeeblackk@missouri.edu


Jaime MestresJaime Mestres, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, University of Missouri
MS, University of Missouri | BS, Fontbonne University

E-mail: mestresj@missouri.edu


Cheyenne SmithCheyenne Smith, Assistant Teaching Professor (starting from August 1, 2021)
MS, University of Delaware | BS, University of Delaware

E-mail: cmsmith@missouri.edu


Song-yi YounSong-yi Youn, Assistant Professor
PhD, Purdue University | PhD, Hanyang University
MS, Hanyang University | BS, Hanyang University

E-mail: syoun@missouri.edu


Li ZhaoLi Zhao, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Missouri
MS, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology | BS, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

E-mail: zhaol1@missouri.edu