Fran Kozen is an Extension Associate and Associate Director of the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI). She facilitates industry collaborations with faculty and students and maintains close ties with FSAD alumni working in the fashion industry. 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. Ms. Kozen functions as the outreach liaison for hte department, responding to questions from the public, and the Fashion Industry and offering programs for youth career explorations. Prior to coming to Cornell, Ms. Kozen conducted consumer behavior and market research for 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.
Associate Director of the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI), working to facilitiate communications and collaborations among industry, alumni, and faculty and students at Cornell.
Facilitate campus visits and school outreach for Career Exploration programs with area school districts.
I encourage students to consider the applicability of fiber, fabric, finish and apparel function and performance knowledge throughout the fashion industry supply chain. In that context, I foster group problem-solving and require writing and presentations that would be appropriate for management.
FSAD 1350: Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes
FSAD 1360: Fiber Laboratory
FSAD 2370: Structural Fabric Design
FSAD 3310: Apparel Production and Management
FSAD 3320: Product Quality Assessment
FSAD 4440: Global Fashion Management
FSAD 4660: Apparel, Textiles, and Innovation
TXA 238: Textiles for Interiors
Cornell University, DEA, Textiles & Marketing Managmeent, M.S. 1977
Cornell University, DEA, Textiles and Apparel, B.S. 1972
Associate Director of the Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)
Department Extension Leader for Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design