Faculty In Review

Fashion Department

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Karen D Armstrong

Fashion Department

BA San Francisco State University

Prof. Armstrong, also known as "Kelly" has been teaching at CCSF since 2001

As a business owner and the founder of Artist Development/Imagemaking established in 1988, Armstrong enjoys helping people “be their best, by looking and feeling their best” in body and spirit. “I work from the inside out by assisting my clients in valuing their self-worth which is the foundation of their outward appearance,” says Armstrong. Additionally, for more than a decade she has been an Independent Consultant with BeautiControl Cosmetics Visit her at www.beautipage.com/bc_kelly.

Armstrong has been on the hiring committee with the Fashion Department since 2004

Armstrong’s leadership extends to non-profit community investment. She is on San Francisco State University’s Hospitality Management Advisory Board and chairs the PR Committee. Armstrong has previously served on the Board of Governors with the Recording Academy, created and co-chaired the Urban Outreach Committee of the Recording Academy (a.k.a. The Grammys) and she was an inaugural member of KQED’s Community Advisory Panel.

Sewing, gardening, photography, reflexology are some of her hobbies and extracurricular activities.


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Anthony J Baulch

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Patricia Bruvry

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Deborah Corsini

Fashion Department

San Francisco State University
M.A. Textiles, 1980, Teaching Credential, 1979
California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA)
B.F.A. Printmaking, 1972

Prof. Corsini has been teaching tapestry weaving at CCSF since 2006.
1983 – 1996 she taught beginning weaving in the Consumer Arts & Science Dept.

Tapestry is a unique art form and I like to introduce students to its great creative potential and beauty. I also include the history of the technique so that students can draw inspiration from a breath and wealth of cultures and experience.

Professor Corsini recently retired from an eight year tenure as the curator of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) where she created hundreds of historic and contemporary textile exhibits. She is an active member of many textile organizations: Textile Arts Council, Textile Society of America, Handweavers Guild of America, Tapestry Weavers West, American Tapestry Alliance, Loom & Shuttle Guild. She recently organized and curated an exhibition of TWW members work at the Mills Building in San Francisco. Her writing is included in many SJMQT publications and catalogs including the introduction to Mark Adams, Catalogue Raisonne of Tapestries.

Corsini is an artist and exhibits her work nationally. When not in her studio she enjoys cooking, yoga, gardening, reading, and walking on the beach.


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Priscilla Fong

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Paul Edward Gallo

Fashion Department

Degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC
Degree in Fine Art from NVCC in Virginia

Prof. Gallo has been teaching at CCSF since 2003

I have been a designer since I was a teenager and am inspired to help others create careers with their creativity which generates genuine happiness. For 24 years I have been sharing my love of fashion and teaching people skills that enable them to fully embrace their dreams about the work they want to accomplish.

I am the artist behind the clothing line Effie's Heart and am involved throughout the small business community through the SBDC and SBA in San Francisco. I have my own company Gallofornia which produces Getta Grip Sewing Clips for which I hold the patent. See more information at www.GettaGripClip.com

I have created the content for Icons of the 20th Century which is being put together as a text book for students describing the fashion industry from its' beginning to the present day.
I am a member of the Small Business Developmental Center and am a loan recipient from Working Solutions.

Trade Shows for Clothing line Effie's Heart and Getta Grip Sewing Clips, Traveling,Drawing, Painting, Gardening and antique cars.


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Diane Green

Chair, Fashion Department

Education: B.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Interior Design, Wilsey Institute, New York.

Professor Green is the Chair for the Fashion Department. In addition toher teaching and advising duties, she also coordinates the student dressers for fashion shows at Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. She is former San Francisco correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, as well as the Fashion Editor of the Nob Hill Gazette and Contributing Fashion Editor of San Francisco Focus Magazine.

As a fashion consultant, she produced Macy's Accessory seminars, presented fashion seminars for the Shaklee Corporation, produced fashion segments on KPIX's "People Are Talking" and Evening Magazine. In addition she was an image consultant for the news anchors on KPIX and KQED.

Professor Green had her own Public Relations firm, Diane Green International Public Relations for 15 years. Some of her clients have been: Chanel, Gianni Versace, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Frette, Bottega Veneta, Britex Fabrics, Bogner and LaBelle Day Spas & Salons, to name a few. An expert on haute couture, she often attends the Paris couture fashion shows and recently wrote an article for the San Francisco Chronicle on "Crafting Couture".


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Steven C Heard

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kamille Teresa Winiecki Hitz

Fashion Department

Bachelor Fine Arts in Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
Credential to Teach Art K-12 in NY, Parsons School of Design

Prof. Hitz has been teaching at CCSF since 2004

Prof Hitz brings 11 years experience in the garment industry, her knowledge from completing the rigorous Parsons Fashion degree, and a huge amount of patience to her teaching.

Prof Hitz also teaches dance and designs dance clothing.


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Judith M Jackson

Fashion Department

B.A., M.A. , Textiles and Clothing, San Francisco State University

Ms. Jackson has been an instructor at CCSF since 1989. She has been teaching in the area of Fashion Design and Theater Costuming for over 30 years.

Ms. Jackson has a particular love of fashion history and all forms of pattern development, from Draping to Flat Pattern to Pattern Grading and Computerized Pattern Making. She loves the challenge of introducing these concepts to students, and watching the students grow in their confidence and skill level. Nothing is more satisfactory than watching a student successfully create a design that was once only the spark of an idea.

Ms. Jackson has published research in the area of computerized pattern drafting methods, and is involved in many local theater companies, where she has both designed and built costumes.

In addition to working as a theater costumer when not teaching, Ms. Jackson has also been known to occasionally perform on stage as well.


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Annette M Juilly

Fashion Department

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park CA - B A Business Marketing
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, NY - A A S Fashion Design

Prof. Juilly has been teaching at CCSF since 2008


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Lynda A Maynard

Fashion Department

SJSU BA Home Economics

Prof. Maynard has been teaching at CCSF Spring 2006

I like to help each student achieve his/her individual goals.
It is important for me to de-mystify challenging concepts and techniques, thereby facilitating the learning process.

Author of Couture Sewing Techniques
Author of De-Mystifying Fit
Advisory Board member Canada Community College
Advisory Board member West Valley College
ASG member

Cooking, Gardening, Reading, Theater, Concerts , Dance


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Amy Alicia Morrell

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kamal Ragbotra

Fashion Department

B.S.in Fashion Design, San Francisco State University
A.A. in Behavioral and Social Science, San Joaquin Delta College
Certificate in Fashion Design Technical and Small Business, Canada College



Prof. Ragbotra has been teaching at CCSF since 2015

www.kamalragbotra.com

Learning to sew: https://overdressedforlife.com/tag/kamal-ragbotra/


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Sylvia E Rubin

Fashion Department

B.A. English LIterarture, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Ms. Rubin has been teaching at CCSF since 2006

My goal is to familiarize my students about the vibrant and varied San Francisco fashion scene outside of their City College experience and to help them learn to express themselves by writing about it.

I love flea markets -- a fashion history lesson if there ever was one


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Natalie Smith

Fashion Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Janice Marie Sullivan

Fashion Department

B.A.A Cum Laude,Textiles, Boston University, Boston MA, 1979
M.S.Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 1982

Prof. Sullivan has been teaching at CCSF since 1995

As an art-textile-fashion instructor I believe is is important to develop confidence in the student, diminish their fear of being rejected or not performing well enough and instill enthusiasm in them for their work. If I am enthusiastic, it is contagious. I encourage my students to experiment, trust their intuition and not be afraid to fail.

I am represented by Highlight Gallery in Mendocino CA. My Textile Art has been purchased by many corporate collections including several Kaiser-Permanente Hospitals, Moody's Investor Service, Quantum Corporation, Texas Methodist Hospital, Sutter Medical Center to name a few. I am a member of the American Craft Coucil, Mendocino Handweaver's Guild, Pacific Textile Arts.

Swimming is my main hobby, as well as biking and walking my two Springer Spaniels


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Lorraine Wilner

Fashion Department

The Boston Museum School

Ms. Wilner has been teaching at CCSF for the past seven years.

Her goal is to share her twenty years of experience in the fashion business with students. She believes in encouraging students to develop their talents and enjoy their studies.

Ms. Wilner has been involved in SCANS, Summer Internship at Macy's West and Building Fashion Department. She is also a volunteer at Creativity Explored.

In her leisure time, Ms. Wilner enjoys painting.



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