Nancy Deihl, Program Director, has been with Costume Studies since 2003. Formerly a curator and consultant in contemporary and modern art, Professor Deihl specializes in the history of fashion from 1850 to the present. At NYU she teaches courses in the Literature and Methodology of Costume Studies, Research Methods, History of Textiles, and Contemporary Dress. She has been adjunct faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology where she has taught courses on fashion and textile history. Writing and editorial projects include guest editorship and numerous contributions to Oxford Art Online and an upcoming book on the history of fashion in the 20th century. B.A. Rutgers University, M.A. New York University.
Daniel James Cole received his BA from the University of Washington, and his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has appeared at academic conferences around the globe speaking on fashion theory and history topics, and has been published in the annual journal of the IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes). He is currently co-writing Fashion Since 1850 to be published by Laurence King Ltd, London. As a costume designer his work has been seen off-Broadway, in film, and at opera companies throughout the United States, including Seattle Opera, New York Chamber Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera.
Ann Coppinger heads the Conservation Department of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She holds a Master's of Arts degree in Museum Studies specializing in costume and textile conservation from FIT. She was the 2001-2002 National Endowment for the Arts Master Apprentice at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, N.Y., where she continued as a staff conservator for another four years. Professor Coppinger currently teaches an online course for The Northern States Conservation Center on the care of textiles, in addition to teaching undergraduate courses at Parsons School of Design. Prior to taking her Museum Studies degree, Professor Coppinger worked for 22 years in the fashion industry in New York City. She has degrees in both fashion design and pattern making from FIT, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Saint John’s University.
Carlo M. Lamagna is an art historian of modern and contemporary art and material culture; a former art museum curator (DeCordova Museum), gallerist (Carlo Lamagna Gallery), independent curator, and non-profit management consultant (Landmark West!). He is a current board member of the Committee on Museum Professional Training, a standing committee of the American Association of Museums; Vice President of Trademark West! a historic preservation advocacy organization. Director, Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program 1991-1998. Chair, Department of Art and Art Professions, 1997- 20005. Coordinating Director, Visual Culture and Costume Studies M.A. Programs. B.A. College of the Holy Cross, M.A. Massachusetts (Amherst).
Elizabeth Marcus is a senior associate at Galerie St. Etienne in New York where she has worked for over 20 years. She is an adjunct professor at Pratt and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, and The School for Visual Arts. Professor Marcus has lectured widely on the history of 20th century fashion photography and the history of 20th century design. At New York University she teaches courses on Fashion Photography, 20th Century Design and Art Collecting.
Elizabeth Morano is a dress historian who teaches in the Costume Studies program at NYU, Parsons The New School for Design, and in the Gallatin Program (NYU). Formerly a research associate at the Costume Institute, Professor Morano specializes in the history and literature of fashion from the early 19th century to the current period.
Kristen Stewart received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters of Arts in Fashion Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a Research Associate of the Collections Department of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she is currently involved in management of the collection environment and research assistance for scholars, designers, and curators. Her background in fashion design has enabled her to work closely with Costume Conservation and Installation Departments to reproduce costume, construct mounts, and adapt mannequins for exhibition installation both in-house and internationally. Most recently, Professor Stewart has contributed scholarship to an interdepartmental exhibition, Interwoven Globe, opening with the production of a catalogue in September 2013. She has lectured nationally and internationally on fashion history and theory and will contribute to the publication Politics and Fashion scheduled for publication and distribution in 2014.