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About Jacqueline Parr, MS

Jacqueline Parr is an Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University in the Fashion Design and Merchandising 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 Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Fashion Design and Merchandising

Curriculum Vitae



2022 - Present CSA Angels Project
Costume Society of America
2019 - 2020 Factors Affecting Rural Retailers Merchandising Tactics
University of Minnesota
Scholarship and Creative Project Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Member, ESRAP (Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices)
2020 - Present School of Business Curriculum Committee, St. Catherine University
2019 - Present Member, American Collegiate Retailing Association
2017 - Present Member, International Textile and Apparel Association
2016 - 2021 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


  • MRCH 3450 Visual Merchandising
  • FASH 2150W Sociocultural Aspects of Dress
  • FASH 3150 Aesthetics and Trend
  • FASH 1000 Introduction to Careers
  • MRCH 4994 Global Sourcing
  • MRCH 4850 Retail Buying
  • 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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