Chair of Fashion Department; Assistant Professor of Merchandising
M.B.A. in marketing at Rutgers University.
B.S. in merchandising from Philadelphia University.
Doreen Burdalski worked twenty years in the fashion retailing industry as a Fashion Buyer and Visual Merchandising Director before beginning her teaching career. She earned her Masters in Business Administration in Marketing at Rutgers University and her Bachelor of Science in Merchandising at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University.
Doreen serves as Chair of the Fashion Department at Albright. She enables students to network in the fashion industry by bringing speakers to campus, planning industry-related trips, and partnering with industry to conduct experience events for students on campus. Doreen is the faculty advisor for the student fashion newsletter, Fashion Lion, and for Club Vogue, the student fashion club at Albright.
Currently, Doreen serves on the Educational Foundation Board for Fashion Group International Philadelphia, the largest professional fashion organization in the world. Doreen is also a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the National Retailing Federation (NRF). Prior to becoming Chair of the Fashion Department at Albright, Doreen taught merchandising at Philadelphia University, Drexel University and the Art Institute in Philadelphia.Learn More
Assistant Professor of Fashion Design
PhD. in Design from Edith Cowan University, Australia
B.A (Honours First Class) and BA in Design from Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Damayanthie Eluwawalage, PhD, BA (Honours), BA, MPHA, researcher/author/historian/Private Pilot/designer, earned her interdisciplinary PhD. in Design and History from Edith Cowan University in Australia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design (Honours First-class) from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia. She is a Professional Historian who specializes in costume history. Her research interests include interdisciplinary design, design theory/philosophy, aviation, aviation/space history, costume history and ergonomics/anthropometrics/human factors in design.
Dr. Eluwawalage’s current scholarly research focuses on a range of interdisciplinary topics including Aesthetics and Fashion Theory; NASA Space Suit Design Concepts/Theories and Applications: Space Suits and its Development from Mercury to Shuttle Program; Space Missions and the Human Cost: Historical and Sociological research; History of Costume in the State of New York and the State of Pennsylvania (1600 -1900); History of Aviation Dress; and 3D Scanning and Printing: An Exploration of the Potential for a New General Aviation Industry Paradigm.Learn More
Instructor of Fashion
MS in Textile Design from Philadelphia University
BFA with a major in Fashion Design from Moore College
Certificate of graduation from Rasara Fashion Design College, Seoul Korea of Art & Design
Computer certification from Vantan Design Institute
MeeAe Oh-Ranck earned her Master of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, concentrating in digital print design and a BFA with a major in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, she holds a certificate of graduation from Rasara Fashion Design College, Seoul Korea and a fashion and computer certification from Vantan Design Institute, Tokyo Japan. MeeAe served as an adjunct professor at both Philadelphia University (PU) and Moore College of Art & Design (MCAD) in Philadelphia; and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCAD) in Lancaster, PA. MeeAe is the owner of thinkZingInk, LLC, an educational and design consulting firm. Publications include a book entitled “Human Behavior as Mirrored with Expressive Textile” and several articles in local newspapers. She is a member of the Costume Society of America (CSA) and National Art Education Association (NAEA).Learn More
Associate Professor of Theatre & Fashion, Costume Shop Coordinator
M.F.A. in Costume Design, Wayne State University
B.A. in Theatre, Messiah College
Paula Trimpey is currently serving as Associate Professor of Theatre and Fashion Design at Albright College. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Messiah College, Grantham, PA and a Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan where she was a member of the Hilberry Theatre Company.
Paula has held positions in the Theatre Departments at Dixie State College, Huntington University, and Fredonia State University. In the professional theatre arena, she has designed and served as Costume Director at the Tuacahn Fine and Performing Arts Center in southern Utah, worked with touring Broadway shows through Troika Entertainment, and has held various positions and designed shows for 29 years with the Utah Shakespearean Festival that won a Tony Award for outstanding Regional Theatre in 2000.
In the fashion industry Paula has worked in contracting and manufacturing of clothing for Osh Kosh B’gosh, Izod Lacoste, Lane Bryant, Bobbi Gayle, Speedo Sportswear, and American Vogue Designer, Albert Nipon. She presently works with cottages industries As You Like it Clothier and Up Your Kilt at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire as a shirt and doublet designer.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Paula designs costumes and manages the Costume and Clothing Construction Studio for the Fashion and Theatre Departments. She encourages independent research in period clothing construction and has provided annual workshops in period corset making. Paula is a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.Learn More
Adjunct Professor in Fashion
BFA from York University
BA from Empire College
Amanda Condict owns and operates Condict and Company, a graphic design studio in Barto, PA and has taught part time at Albright since 2003.
Amanda began her career as a fashion illustrator at Boscov’s Department Stores, then was the art director of a local magazine before she started her own business. What began as a freelance art studio grew to a small ad agency offering graphic design, illustration, copywriting, photography, and marketing and public relations to a broad spectrum of businesses from beauty product and housewares manufacturers to film distributors and garment manufacturers. She has worked with most of the apparel companies in the area including Elite Sportswear, Dolfin International, Henson Group, Boyertown Apparel, Precious Pups, Guardian Wear and Cool Compression at one time or another.
Amanda began her education at Kutztown University as a fine arts major and received her BA from Empire College, and her BFA from York University.Learn More
Adjunct Professor in Fashion
M.A. in Costume Studies from NYU
BA from Albright College in Fashion and Women’s & Gender Studies
Sara Nelson received her Master’s degree from NYU in Costume Studies, a program that focused on the history of fashion and textiles. Her styling work has appeared in Men’s Health magazine and Lehigh Valley Style magazine. In addition, she has designed and styled costumes for various film and dance performances. Sara is an alumna of Albright College. She is currently working on her PhD in fashion from Iowa State University.Learn More
Adjunct Professor in Fashion
BFA in Communication Design, Kutztown University
Denise Shade has been teaching at Albright since 2006. She has spent her entire career in the graphic arts industry. Denise currently works as a design consultant for Vigilant Internet Services and continues to provide graphic design services to clients as an independent contractor. She has designed books, magazines and educational materials for Rodale Press and Rodale Institute. She also was a consultant for Offset Impressions and Production Coordinator for William Fox Munroe, Inc. Denise co-teaches our Fashion Communications class and Apparel Product Development class. She works with the students to develop creative and technical computer design skills that enable the students to create magazine layouts, retail catalogs, advertisements, and other integrated marketing communications. Denise earned her BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University.Learn More