Name: Lydia Biskup
Title: Professional Lecturer Fashion Merchandising
Internship & Placement Coordinator
of Fashion Program
Director,Marist in Manhattan The New York Fashion Experience
Office Location: Donnelly 254
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2036
Degrees Held: B.A. Fordham University

Bio: Progressed through positions with May Department Stores Inc. and Loehmanns Inc. Advancing from Executive Trainee; to Assistant Department Manager; to Department Manager; to Assistant Flagship Manager; to Associate Buyer; to Senior Buyer; to DMM. Comprehensive knowledge of RETAIL MANAGEMENT, OFF PRICE BUYING AND MERCHANDISING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. Lydia teaches Fashion Merchandising and is the Internship Coordinator for the Fashion Program at Marist College. Facilitator, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Interests: Maintaining a strong bottom line, making fashion connections. Combining my three passions, teaching, fashion and business. Celtic music, Dante, Armenian cooking.

Awards & Honors: Student Nominated Outstanding Professor 2006

Conferences & Workshops: AAUW Live Your Dream Girls' Conference: To provide a forum for girls from diverse backgrounds that will promote sisterhood, foster healthy decision-making, nurture a vision for the future and strengthen each girl's confidence. 2007,2008,2009

Career Presentation Workshop: John Jay High School 2009, Our Lady of Lourdes 2006,2007,2008,2009
Affiliations: Member,Retail Marketing Society
Member,The Fashion Group International, Inc.