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Fran

Kozen

Director of Undergraduate Studies and CIFFI Associate Director
275 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Ithaca, New York
Fiber Science & Apparel Design
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Biography

Fran Kozen is a Senior Lecturer, also serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Fiber Science and Apparel Design and as Associate Director of the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI).  Ms. Kozen has taught numerous textile and fashion management courses in the FSAD department. She organizes and leads an annual Study Tour to New York to provide opportunity for FSAD students to observe first-hand functions within the fashion industry and to network with alumni, and has chaperoned study experiences abroad. She facilitates industry collaborations and interactions with faculty and students in her role with CIFFI.  Ms. Kozen also functions as the FSAD Extension Leader, responding to questions from the public and offering programs for youth career explorations.  Prior to coming to Cornell, Ms. Kozen conducted consumer behavior and market research in the Fashion Industry.

Kozen, F.H., and A. Netravali (2015). “Cellulosic Fibers from Plants.” In Sustainable Composites and Advanced Materials, Netravali and Pastore (Eds.), DEStech Publications, Lancaster, PA.

 Dunne, L., K. Morris, J. Reich, H. Ramaswamy, S. Ashdown, F. Kozen, C. Coffman (2015). “Fashion Meets Space Travel: Engaging Girls in STEM Through Functional Apparel Design.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Systems. Seattle, WA.

 

Morris, K., C. Coffman, F. Kozen, K. Dao, D. Green, S. Ashdown, L. Dunne, J. Reich (2015). “Sketching as a Tool to Measure Concept Application in an Informal Learning Environment.” International Textile and Apparel Association Conference Poster Presentation.

 

Morris, K., S. Ashdown, C. Coffman, F. Kozen, K. Dao, D. Green, L. Dunne, J. Reich (2015). “Exploring Naïve Spatial Understanding in Patternmaking.” International Textile and Apparel Association Conference Poster Presentation.

 

Dunne, L. H. Ramaswamy, J. Reich, S. Ashdown, C. Coffman, F. Kozen, K. Morris, S. Ruehlow (2014). “Smart Clothing Smart Girls: Teaching Spatial Manipulation through Garment Patterns.” International Textile and Apparel Association Conference Presentation

 

Ramaswamy, H., L. Dunne, J. Reich, S. Ashdown¸ C. Coffman, F. Kozen, K. Morris, S. Ruehlow (2014). “Smart Clothing Smart Girls: Teaching Wearable Electronics.” International Textile and Apparel Association Conference Presentation.

 

Kozen, F.H. and S. Loker (2000). “Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing: Is It for You? “ Cornell Cooperative Extension.

 

Kozen, F.H. (1999). Fiber Facts. Cornell Cooperative Extension.

 

Kozen, F.H. and S. Loker (1998). “Building an Apparel Industry Outreach Program at Cornell,” International Textile and Apparel Association Conference.

 

Work to facilitiate communications and collaborations among industry, alumni, and faculty and students at Cornell by managing visits, responding to requests for information, and connecting faculty or students with shared interests.

Facilitate campus visits and school outreach for Career Exploration programs with area school districts. and with 4-H.

 

 

I encourage students to consider the applicability of fiber, fabric, finish to sewn product function, quality, and performance throughout the fashion industry supply chain.  In that context, I foster group problem-solving and require writing and presentations appropriate for future management roles.  

Teaching History in FSAD:

FSAD 3320, Product Quality Assessment 1998, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
FSAD 4660, Apparel, Textiles, and Innovation 2012, 2017, 2018
FSAD 2370, Structural Fabric Design 2008, 2017, 2018
FSAD 2310, Apparel Production and Management 2011
FSAD 4440, Global Fashion Management 2010, 2011
FSAD 1350; FSAD 1360, Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes 2009
TXA 238, Textiles for Interiors, 1986-1990
 

B.S. 1972, Design & Environmental Analysis, Cornell

M.S. 1977,  Design & Environmental Analysis, Cornell

Director of Undergraduate Studies, FSAD

Associate Director of the Cornell Institute of  Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)

College Extension Leader, FSAD