Kim Hiller

Kim Hiller

Interim Department Head
Barbara Weigand Professor in Interior Design & Fashion Studies
Fashion Studies Program Coordinator
Fashion Studies Graduate Faculty Member, certified to direct doctoral and master's students

Contact Information

213 Justin Hall


  • Ph.D. in Human Environment Design and Management, Michigan State University (2008)
  • M.A. in Apparel and Textiles, Michigan State University (2003)
  • B.S. in Human Ecology, University of Alberta (1999)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Environmental Issues in the Production and Consumption of Apparel and Textiles
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Consumer Behavior
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Environmental Sustainability Strategies in the Production and Consumption of Apparel and Textiles

Courses Taught

  • FASH 245 Apparel and Textile Industry
  • FASH/ID 350 Our Sustainable World: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
  • FASH 375 Computer Technologies for Merchandising
  • FASH 625 Apparel and Textile Business Strategies
  • FASH 645 Private Label Apparel Product Development
  • FASH 845 Consumers in the Apparel and Textile Market
  • FASH 700 Sustainability Issues in the Apparel and Textile Industry
  • DHE 185 The Psychology of Fashion

Professional Biography

Dr. Hiller received her bachelor's degree in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and her master's and doctorate degrees in Apparel and Textiles from Michigan State University. While at Michigan State she also completed specializations in international development and environmental science. Her scholarship program focuses on climate change and other environmental issues related to the production and consumption of apparel and textiles products, as well as strategies for increasing the environmental sustainability of the apparel and textiles supply chain. Dr. Hiller is also investigating effective mechanisms for infusing environmental sustainability concepts into apparel and textiles education.

Vita (pdf)