About Sally

I received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a Master's Degree in Higher Education from the Johns Hopkins University. Keeping in step with changes in the education field, I pursued postgraduate training in art, education, and other fashion-related subjects at various institutions of higher learning.

For the past thirty-nine years, I have earned a highly respectable reputation in the fashion industry as the former chief fashion designer of fur-lined coat collections for names such as Chanel, Dior, and St Laurent. Within the education system, I served as the Coordinator for the Fashion Design program and Associate Professor at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) from 1979 to 2010.

During my tenure at BCCC, I organized and led annual tours to various European fashion centers. My 2010 trip to Italy included visits to the Museo didattico della Seta (Silk Museum) in the city of Como, the Trussardi Fashion House in Milan, and the Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Venice. Over the years I collected numerous awards and recognitions for excellence in teaching. The most notable was the prestigious American Textile Manufacturer’s Institute Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovative Curriculum Design.

In the past, I was a frequent lecturer at G Street Fabrics located in Rockville, Maryland, Adjunct Instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Designer-in-Residence at the University of Southwest Missouri, Human Ecology Department, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Delaware State University (DSU), Apparel and Textiles Program. Recently, I conducted “Fashion Draping” workshops for Peterson School of Sewing at the Syracuse University Fashion Warehouse and for the Maryland Academy of Couture Arts (MACA). I am also the author of the text, “Draping Basics,” published by Fairchild Publications in 2010.

I am a member of several professional organizations and boards such as the Fashion Group International, International Textile and Apparel Association, and Morgan State University’s Human Ecology Advisory Committee. Currently, I am employed by Stevenson University, a private academic institution located in Maryland. At Stevenson, I am an Associate Professor and I coordinate the Fashion Design program, which is housed in the School of Design.

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