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Laura McAndrews Ph.D.


Dr. Laura McAndrews is an Assistant Professor in Product Development and Design in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors at the University of Georgia. After receiving her BS in Apparel and Textile Merchandising at Kansas State University, Dr. McAndrews moved to NYC and received her AAS in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. With her education foundation in fashion merchandising and design, she worked for nine years at various fashion brands in NYC and Philadelphia in the areas of Fabric/Trim Research and Development, Design, Product Development, and Sourcing. Excited to teach others about the fashion industry, Dr. McAndrews went back to school and received her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, where she channeled her industry experience into teaching and research. At the University of Georgia, she has helped to grow the Product Development and Design emphasis, creating new design classes and managing a Product Development and Design Lab along with a Maker's Space housing a Mutoh dye-sublimation printer. Her research has focused on the hidden voices of the global apparel supply chain. 


Ph.D., M.S. University of Missouri; B.S. Kansas State University; A.A.S. Parson School of Design 

Assistant Professor

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

University of Georgia

200 B Barrow Hall 
115 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706. 542.4861
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Industry Experience

Manager in Product Development/Production - Urban Outfitter, Anthropologie Division

Manager in Product Development and R&D - Gap Inc, Gap Division

Assistant Manager in Fabric R&D - Ralph Lauren Children's Wear

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