Joy M. Robbins

Joy Robbins

Fashion Studies Graduate Faculty Member, certified to direct doctoral and master's students

Contact Information

225 Justin Hall


  • Ph.D. in Textiles and Clothing with a minor in Gerontology, Iowa State University (2004)
  • M.S. in Apparel and Textiles, Kansas State University (2000)
  • B.S. in Clothing and Textiles with a specialization in Apparel and Textile Marketing and a minor in Business Administration, Kansas State University (1998)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Consumer Behavior, Age, Ethnicity
  • Chinese Consumers' Fashion Purchasing Behavior
  • Consumer Responses to Advertising Images
  • Sustainable Fashion Purchasing Behavior of Consumers, Attitude Behavior Gap
  • Global Issues in Fashion Production and Distribution, Social Issues, Labor Exploitation, Sweatshops
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Dress and Appearance
  • Social Comparison Behavior to Media Images, Body Image
  • Best Practices of Teaching, Higher Education

Professional Biography

Joy M. Robbins received her bachelor's and master's degrees in apparel and textile marketing, with a minor in business administration, from Kansas State University. Dr. Robbins graduated with a doctorate in textiles and clothing with a minor in gerontology from Iowa State University. She was a faculty member in the Fashion Merchandising program in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi prior to returning to K-State as a faculty member in the Fashion Studies program. She has experience teaching a variety of subject matters, including apparel and textile marketing, entrepreneurship, merchandise buying and mathematics, assortment, and financial planning, visual merchandising, globalization and supply chain management, consumer behavior, fashion forecasting, and fashion history. Dr. Robbins supervises the professional development course and oversees students' internship experiences and has led study tours to Dallas, Texas, New York, New York, and China, where she has taught courses to Chinese students at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou, China. Dr. Robbins oversees the Fashion Studies Professional Advisory Board and currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, teaching her courses synchronously online.

Vita (pdf)