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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4439
Fax: 660.543.4578
Email: Dr. Doug Koch





Melissa Abner

Instructor of Fashion and Apparel Merchandising
University of Central Missouri
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EDUCATION

  • M.S.E. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 2007
    Master of Arts in Education and FCS Teaching Certification
  • B.S. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2001
    Textile and Apparel Management

 

Certifications and Registrations

State of Missouri Public School Teacher’s Certification- FACS Initial Professional Certificate
Registered Retail Buyer- World Shoe Association, MAGIC, Shoe and Accessory Travelers Association, WINN Show

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 2008-Present

School of Technology

  • Teaching faculty in Fashion and Apparel Merchandising program
  • Faculty Advisor for approximately 85 majors and 12 minors
  • Associate Graduate Faculty Status
  • Liaison for summer orientation

Courses Taught

FAME 140- Principles of Fashion Merchandising
FAME 1445-Freshman Seminar in Fashion
FAME 1450 -Fund. Of Apparel Design and Const.
FAME 2425-Apparel Quality Analysis
FAME 2430-Professional Image Management
FAME 2440-Professional Work Experience
FAME 2445-Sophomore Seminar in Fashion
FAME 2450-Textile and Apparel Fabrications II
FAME 2442-Textile Science

FAME 3415-Product Development for Consumers
FAME 3434-Fashion History of Costume
FAME 3435-Fashion Buying
FAME 34400-Fashion Promotion and Visual Merch.
FAME 3445-Junior Seminar in Fashion
FAME 4410-Materials for Interior Furnishings
FAME 4425-Fashion Entrepreneurship
FAME 4440-Sustainability for Consumer Products


  • Family and Consumer Sciences Educator -Smith Cotton High School, Sedalia, Missouri 2006-2008
  • Buyer, Social Media/ Online Marketing-Family Shoe Store, Boonville, Missouri 2001-Present
  • Assistant Store Manager- Maurices, Warrensburg, Missouri 2003-2006
  • Department Manager (Accessories)- Halls, Crown Center, Kansas City, MO 2001


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Career and Technical Education 2011-2012
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Science 2012-2013
  • Fashion Group International
  • Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education 2006-2008, 20011-present

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Juried Creative Works

  • Abner, M. (2011). Nature’s Flight. AAFCS 103rd Conference and Expo, Indianapolis, IN (clothing design and abstract)

 

Juried Presentations

  • Abner, M, Geisendorfer, K. (2013). Embracing Sorial Media to Enhance Learning in the Changing Classroom Environment. AAFCS 104th Conference and Expo, Houston, TX.
  • Perrin B., Alkire, L, Abner, M, Geisendorfer, K. (2011). Building a Sustainability initiative in CTE programs. ACTE National Convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2012). Chemicals in personal care products: Know the risks and take action. AAFCS 103rd Conference and Expo, Indianapolis, IN

 

Non-Juried Presentations and Creative Works

  • Abner, M. (2012). Cocktail Cafe. AAFCS 104th Conference and Expo, Houston, TX. Design submitted.- displayed at Haute Trash Fashion Show UCM.
  • Abner, M. (2011). Healthy Cosmetics. Warrensburg Citizens for Environmental Awareness. Community Center, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2011). Green Living: Making good choices from cosmetics to clothing. Teach-In on Sustainable Solutions, UCM, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2010). Creating a good visual display. Warrensburg High School FCS class, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2010). Fashion show of spring fashions organized by FAMe 3440: Fashion Promotion class. UCM Support Staff Breakfast, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2009). Something old, something new, something borrowed: The history of wedding dresses. Warrensburg PEO Chapter, Warrensburg, MO.
  • Abner, M. (2009). Where do your clothes go? National Teach-in for Sustainability Issues, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

 

Grants/Funds
External

  • Abner, M.A. & Lazenby, E. (2007) Perkins Grant. Obtained $10,000 for new kitchen equipment, multimedia systems , and Baby Think it Over simulators for Smith-Cotton FACS program.
  • Abner, M.A. & Lazenby, E. (2008). Perkins Grant. Obtained $10,000 for 20 laptop computers with a cart for Smith-Cotton FACS program.

Internal

  • Abner, M. (2012 & 2013). Scholarly Activity Fund, University of Central Missouri. Awarded: $600
  • Abner, M. (2008). Scholarly Activity Fund, University of Central Missouri. Awarded: $300