Keila Tyner

Keila Tyner

Associate Professor of Practice, Fashion Merchandising Program Coordinator
Department of Human Sciences

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Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Keila Tyner earned her doctorate from Iowa State University in Textiles and Clothing with specific emphasis on the Social and Psychological Aspects of Dress and Appearance with a minor in Women’s Studies. She has taught several undergraduate courses in Fashion Merchandising and has extensive fashion industry experience in New York City, working for such brands as Chanel, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.


  • Ph.D, Textiles and Clothing, Certification in Women’s Studies, 2008, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

  • M.S., Design and Merchandising, Minor in Women’s Studies, 2004, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • B.S., Fashion Promotion, 2001, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.

Honors and Awards

  • Geraldine Clewell Doctoral Fellowship, Phi Upsilon Omicron, 2006
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant Professor/Instructor) College Runner Up, Texas State University, 2012
  • Faculty of the Year Award Nominee, Black Student Alliance, Texas State University, 2010
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 2006
  • Demaris Pease Scholarship, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, 2005-2007
  • Sara Douglass Fellowship for Professional Promise, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • Social/psychological aspects of dress and appearance
  • Fashion buying
  • Fashion retail management and operations
  • Branding and promotional strategies
  • Historic fashion
  • Cultural applications of dress and clothing
  • Feminist theory of the body and history of women’s movement