Dr. Jennifer Paff Ogle is a Professor of Design and Merchandising and a Faculty Affiliate of Women’s Interdisciplinary Studies at Colorado State University.
Her research interests include the body, appearance, and self as situated in socio-cultural context. Specific inquiry streams include body image and satisfaction, appearance socialization, dress and appearance as components of subject formation/identity/self, dress and appearance experiences of marginalized populations, and apparel and merchandising as a vehicle for girls’ STEM education.
Working in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, she has generated over $615,000 in funding to support her work and has published in a variety of scholarly journals from diverse disciplines, including textiles and clothing, sociology, consumer behavior, marketing, youth/child developmentand family and health studies. Since 2015, she has co-directed Fashion FUNdamentals, an educational enrichment program that invokes fashion as a catalyst to ignite middle school girls’ interest in the STEM disciplines and to support their self-esteem.
Dr. Ogle is a Fellow of the University of South Carolina, Center for Retailing. She has been invited to share her research in presentations at universities in the US and abroad and has earned “Paper of Distinction” awards at the International Textiles and Apparel Association conferences in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2017.