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Caroline Kopot, PhD

Caroline Kopot

Assistant Professor

124 Stanley Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-0994


PhD, University of Georgia; MBA, University of Southern California; PA, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; BS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Dr. Caroline Kopot is an Assistant Professor in the Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business. She completed her PhD in Polymer, Fiber and Textile Sciences with an emphasis in International Merchandising. Dr. Kopot’s professional experience includes management positions in the Brand Management industry in Indonesia with Metropolitan Retailmart, Mitra Adiperkasa, and MRC Group. She brings in her management and strategy as well as buying experiences to the classroom to challenge her students to understand not only the course content but also how to apply them in real-world industry situation. Before coming to TAM, as a Graduate Student, she taught Retail Planning and Buying, and Graduate Teaching Seminar at the University of Georgia. While she was working as a professional in the industry, she was also an adjunct Lecturer at Bina Nusantara University – School of Business, teaching Marketing Management, Consumer Behavior, and Product and Brand Management.

Research Interests

Dr. Kopot’s primary research interest is in the impact of consumer behavior in the retail environment that creates challenges and opportunities for future development in the industry. Her research topic includes omnichannel retailing, consumer behavior, and cross-culture studies. She investigates customer’s perspective in the retail environment by researching customer’s preferences in fashion department store’s channels. She also explores a different market demographic that influences the retail environment. Her research objective is to improve our knowledge in the dynamic retail industry.