Fran Kozen
Senior Lecturer
Fiber Science & Apparel Design

275 Human Ecology Building (HEB)



Fran Kozen is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Fiber Science & Apparel Design.  Ms. Kozen has taught numerous textile and fashion management courses, including: Fibers, Fabrics and Finishes, Fabric Structures, Product Quality Assessment, Textiles, Apparel & Innovation, Fashion Product Management, and Global Fashion Management. Ms. Kozen 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.  She has been a faculty leader for several fashion supply chain study experiences in India and China for FSAD student, as well. She facilitates industry collaborations and interactions with faculty and students as Associate Director of Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI).  Ms. Kozen also functions as the FSAD Extension Leader, responding to apparel and textile questions from the public and offering programs for youth career explorations. 

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.


I facilitiate communications and collaborations among industry, alumni, and faculty and students by cultivating contacts, responding to information requests, arranging and hosting visits, and connecting faculty or students with shared interests. I lso offer youth outreach programs as requested, such as 4-H Career Explorations program.



I have restructured FSAD 3320 Product Quality Assessment to integrate lecture and lab, enabling more hands-on and group work.  I am trying to align content closely with current industry practice and with positions our students might hold in future. 

As Director of Undergraduate Studies, I advise not only my own assigned advisees, but also FSAD students with questions concerning curriculum and course offering, curriculum waivers,  credit loads, independent study, study abroad, internship credit, internship and job search contacts, potential Fiber Science of Fashion Studies minors, and potential undergraduate applicants.  

Teaching History in FSAD:

FSAD 3320, Product Quality Assessment1998, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017,  2018, 2020
FSAD 4660, Apparel, Textiles, and Innovation: 2012, 2017, 2018
FSAD 2370, Structural Fabric Design: 2008, 2017, 2018
FSAD 4440, Global Fashion Management: 2010, 2011
FSAD 2310, Apparel Production and Management: 2011
FSAD 1350; FSAD 1360, Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes: 2009
TXA 238, Textiles for Interiors: 1986 Fall and Spring, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
FSAD 1111 Success in FSAD, 2019

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 for FSAD

LinkedIn, Cornell In Fashion 

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