Dr. Lauren Copeland is an Assistant Professor in The School of Fashion at Kent State University. She received her doctorate degree in Human Ecology: Apparel and Textiles from Kansas State University in 2015. Her scholarship focus’ on knowledge of apparel issues among consumers and strategies for increasing the environmental sustainability of the apparel and textiles supply chain, as well as social networking site use and perception. She has written book chapters pertaining to fashion education, technologies in the industry, and published numerous articles that deal with apparel sustainability, constructivist-based classroom learning, big data analytics, and social media usage. Dr. Copeland is currently an instructor of record for Fashion Fundamentals and Seminar in Fashion Merchandising at Kent State University. She has extensive industry experience working internationally and nationally in fashion PR, retail wholesale sales, local magazine art development and styling, and writing and editing for national blogs. Her future trajectory includes the business of apparel resale in which she has developed curriculum on the topic and conducts research regarding this emerging area within the fashion industry.