As a Fashion Design major, you’ll learn from industry professionals who have been published in the pages of fashion bibles like Vogue and who specialize in everything from sustainable fashion to textiles to designing for wrestlers! You'll be prepared with the robust, future-forward education you need to succeed in the field.

Meet the Faculty

Heather Ujiie 

FULL-TIME FACULTY | Interdisciplinary assistant professor whose installations and artwork have been exhibited nationally and Internationally at venues such as the Seoul Art Center in Korea, Salon Art & Design Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Philadelphia International Airport and many more.

Lorraine Beckett

Textile design instructor in machine knitting.

Naama Doktofsky

Former design director for Shoshanna whose designs have been featured in two fashion design books, magazines like Vogue, WWD, Elle, Bazaar and Glamour, and worn by notable celebrities.

Yolanda Jernigan

Moore alum, head designer at D'IYANU, former designer for brands ranging from Perry Ellis International to Elizabeth Arden, and founder of GIMICKS247, whose designs have appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment, IMPACT, and All Elite Wrestling, as well as video games and action figures.

Karen Karuza

Moore alum, former creative director of Danny Noble LTD and accomplished freelance design experience with Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and more.

Hyun-ah Kim

Fashion designer with over 25 years of diversified industry experience at Jones New York and with her own label, HannaleeDesign, one of the most successful labels in Maple Glen, PA.

Morgan Porter

Philadelphia-based freelance costume designer, technician and educator whose work can be found on stage during the 2023 season at Opera Philadelphia's O23 festival and at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater.

Ornella Santoni

Former assistant designer, assistant technical designer, and illustrator instructor at Komar Brands, an intimates and loungewear design firm, and illustrator for QVC's home and fashion design departments.

Sarah Squadrito

Moore alum, owner of sustainable apparel line Squidynamite, and former designer with Anthropologie, Destiny Maternity Corp, R.E.Load Bags and Yohanna Couture.

Kathryn Dethier | RA, NCIDQ, LEED GA

FULL-TIME FACULTY | Chair of Design Arts who previously taught and served in administrative roles at Drexel University and Philadelphia University, with interests in sustainable desig and the intersection of design and humanitarian action for crisis responses to disasters, migration and immigration.