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Associate Professor

Office:  Ackerman Hall, Room 208A

Office Phone:  724-357-3848

E-mail Address:  jin.su@iup.edu

Vita

Degrees/Schools

Doctor of Philosophy Textile Products Marketing (Major), Statistics (Minor), The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Master of Science Management, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Bachelor of Engineering Textile Products Design, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China

Areas of Interests

Global supply chain management and global sourcing strategies in the textile, apparel and retail industries

Dynamics in the global textile, apparel, fashion, and retail industries, markets and trade issues

Sustainability issues in the contemporary textile and apparel industries

Textile-apparel higher education

Biography/Professional Experience:

Dr. Su joined the IUP faculty in 2008.  Her research interests include global supply chain management and global sourcing strategies in the textile and apparel industry, dynamics in the global textile, apparel, fashion, and retail industries, markets and trade issues, and textile-apparel higher education.  Dr. Su won a Center for Teaching Excellence Award in 2011 and the Excellence in Research Award in the College of Health and Human Services in 2012.  She received several University Senate Research Committee awards.  She is the recipient of Outstanding Researcher Award for the College of Health and Human Services, recognized by IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and IUP Research Institute in 2013.

Dr. Su has had journal articles appear in Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, Journal of System and Management Sciences, Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, and The Journal of The Textile Institute.  She has also recently published a chapter in the book Fashion Supply Chain Management: Industry and Business Analysis.

Dr. Su is an active member of several international professional organizations. She has presented papers in many national and international conferences.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Aesthetics of Fashion
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Textiles
  • Ready-to-Wear Analysis
  • Quality Control in Textiles
  • Supply Chain Management in Textiles and Apparel




  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.