Tameka Ellington, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design & Merchandising
The Fashion School
I teach design to sophomores, juniors and senior students. Specifically, on the topic of technical design and product development. My research line of inquiry focuses on African American women and hair. I also research dress related topics for people with disabilities. The muse for my exhibition work is African and African American folklore.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
Various companies in the Fashion Industry such as Limited Corp and Abercrombie & Fitch.
likes most about kent state university:
The campus is beautiful. We are blessed with a wonderful facility in the Fashion School. I love working with my KSU family.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
The Fashion School is #4 in the nation. I have to be a part of the best! I’m also an alum, so there is lots of history!
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, August 2011
M.A., Apparel & Textile Design, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, May 2004
B.A., Fashion Design, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, August 1999
My design work is my hobby! I love to read folktales and other African American literature. I love hanging out with my boys and husband. Girlfriend time is a must!