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About Jacqueline Parr, MS

Jacqueline Parr is an Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University in the Apparel, Merchandising and Design program. In addition, she is completing her Ph.D at The University of Minnesota in Retail Merchandising and Consumer Studies. Prior to her current position, Jacqueline received her Masters in Merchandising from the University of North Texas and Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising from Texas Christian University. Her professional experience includes positions held at Neiman Marcus as an Assistant Buyer in Men’s Couture Clothing and as a vendor account manager for Wal-mart Accessories. She has experience in merchandise planning, brand management, visual merchandising, supply chain management, product development, and assortment planning. Her research interest includes small businesses, sustainability, and innovative technology.


Present Assitant Professor, St. Catherine University Apparel, Merchandising and Design

Curriculum Vitae



2019 - Present Factors Affecting Rural Retailers Merchandising Tactics
University of Minnesota
Scholarship and Creative Project Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Member, American Collegiate Retailing Association
2017 - Present Member, International Textile and Apparel Association
2016 - Present Executive Secretary, Fashion Group International
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Honors and Awards

  • Sarah Douglas Fellowship Award for Professional Promise: Masters
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year


  • FASH 2150W Sociocultural Aspects of Dress
  • FASH 3150 Aesthetics and Trend
  • FASH 1000 Introduction to Careers
  • MRCH 4994 Buying and Sourcing
  • MRCH 4850 Retail Math
  • MRCH 3300: Omnichannel Retail


2018 - Present PhD, University of Minnesota ‐ Apparel Studies
2015 - 2017 MS, University of North Texas ‐ Merchandising
2007 - 2010 BS, Texas Christian University ‐ Fashion Merchandising

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