Laura E. McAndrews

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Assistant Professor

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D Human Environmental Sciences University of Missouri May 2015
M.S. Textile and Apparel Management University of Missouri May 2012
B.S. Apparel Merchandising and Marketing Kansas State University August 2001
A.A.S. Fashion Design Parson's School of Design August 2002

Research

My overarching research focus is in the interconnectiveness of the people in the global apparel supply chain. My central research inquiry in the Textile and Apparel discipline is: How can researchers and educators shatter the main stream illusion of the fashion industry to amplify all voices participating in the global apparel supply chain? I address this question from the perspective of the creators, producers, and consumers. I seek to explore this by both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Teaching

Currently Teaching: TXMI 3210 Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising; TXMI 3530E Apparel Quality Analysis (Online); TXMI 4380/6280 Apparel Design Studio; TXMI 5210/7210 Digital Design Applications. 

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of Missouri - Textile and Apparel Management Graduate Instructor 2012-2015
University of Missouri - Textile and Apparel Management Teaching Assistant 2010-2012
Urban Outfitters - Anthropologie Division Product Development / Production Manager - women's knit tops 2009-2010
Gap Inc - Gap Division Product Development Manager - women's knits 2004-2009
Ralph Lauren Children's Wear Assistant Fabric and R&D Manager 2002-2004

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Lilly Teaching Fellow UGA Center for Teaching and Learning 2019-2021

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Reviewer Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 2015-present
Reviewer Fashion and Textiles 2018-present
Reviewer International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management 2018-present

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Fashion Design Student Association (FDSA) Faculty Advisor 2015-present
International Textile and Apparel Association Philosophical Committee 2017-present
US Department of Trade Representatives Content Expert 2018-present

Outreach

I believe strongly in community outreach and service. During my time at the University of Georiga, I have been able to get involved at the department, college and univerity level. I am so lucky to be the faculty advisor for the student organization Fashion Design Student Association, who plan and execute two fashion shows a year. In addition, I love helping plan Fashion Week in the Spring with students. Also, working with the Office of Sustainability has trained and motivated me to infuse those values in all my endeavors. Finally, my greatest joy is to work with graduate and undergraduate students in both their research and career planning. By getting involved, I have the opportunity to work with diverse people and learn from others.

Areas of Expertise

Global Apparel Supply Chain; Product Development and Design; New York Fashion Industry 

Books

Chapter - McAndrews, L. (2016). The Work-Family Balancing Act. In Paulins, A. & Hillery, J. (Ed.), Guide to Fashion Career Planning: Job Search, Resumes, and Strategies for Success (pp. 280-283). New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

Current Research

My current research program focuses on the hidden voices in the global apparel supply chain. Specifically I am exploring children's agency in their dress; print and pattern creation acknowledging source inspiration and the intersection with cultural appropriation.

Journal Articles

Martinez, B. & McAndrews, L. (In review). The moderated-mediating effect of shoping motivations and emotion on the relationship of mobile application design features and users' stickiness intentions. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing. 

Hogans, K. & McAndrews, L. (In Press 2022). Away from violence toward justice: A content analysis of cultural appropriation claims from 2013-2020. Fashion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2022.2118333

McAndrews, L., & Ha-Brookshire, J. (Accepted 2022). A Case Study of Capacity Development for El Salvador’s Textile and Apparel Industry. Fashion and Textiles.

Martinez, B. & McAndrews, L. (2022). Do you take...?: The effect of mobile payment solutions on use intention: An application of UTAUT2. Jounral of Marketing Analytics. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41270-022-00175-6 

Bingham, S., McAndrews, L. & Hogans, K. (Accepted 2022). What apparel impulse buying says about our society: Does consciousness for sustainable consumption matter for apparel impulse buying. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Weigle, E., & McAndrews, L. (2021). The Future of Maternity Wear: Generation Z’s Expectations of Dressing for Pregnancy. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMM-11-2020-0244 

Martinez, B. & McAndrews, L. (2021). The influence of mobile application design features of consumers’ emotional response and stickiness intentions. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management. DOI 10.1108/IJRDM-06-2020-0232

McAndrews, L. & Brooks, E. (2020). One Size Does Not Fit All: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Apparel Wants and Needs of People on Dialysis. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2020.1846215 

Meacham, S., McAndrews, L., and Medvedev, K. (2020). The clothing consumption process of the vintage consumer and sustainable practices for mainstream consumers. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 112 (3). 

McAndrews, L.E. & Ha-Brookshire, J.E. (2020). Apparel employees’ creative, analytical, and emotional intelligences and their job and career satisfaction. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 24(1). doi: 10.1108/JFMM-11-2018-0149

Ha-Brookshire, J., McAndrews, L., Kim, J., Freeman, C., Jin, B., Norum, P., LeHew, M., Karpova, E., Hassa, L., and Marcketti, S. (2017). Exploration of Morally Challenging Business Situations within the Context of Corporate Sustainability in the Global Textile and Apparel Industry. Sustainability, 9(9), 1641. doi:10.3390/su9091641.  

McAndrews, L.E. & Ha-Brookshire, J.E. (2015). Between the devil and the deep blue sea(m): A case study exploring the borders between work and life domains described by women in the U.S. apparel industry. AshEse Journal of Business Management, 1(2), 017-027.

McAndrews, L.E. & Ha-Brookshire, J.E. (2013). A (our) nitty, gritty reality: Meanings of success described by textile and apparel women educators. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 31, 195-209. 

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