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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts





(845) 575-3000 ext. 6339

Melissa Halvorson

Professional Lecturer of Fashion Merchandising & Sustainability


Professor Halvorson has affiliations with ESRAB: Educators for a Socially Responsible Apparel Business, ITAA, and CSPA.


MAT History; SUNY New Paltz
BA International Studies; University of Washington

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Knitwear Design and Data Integration, Sustainable Fashion, Textile History & Fashion Diplomacy

Selected Publications

Vogue Knitting Winter 2013

Vogue Knitting Fall 2012

60 Quick Baby Knits. New York, NY: Sixth&Spring, 2011

Handmade Underground: Knitwear. NY, NY: Wiley, 2009

The Wheel Issue 21, Winter 2009

Vogue Knitting Cables on the Go. New York, NY: Sixth & Spring, 2008

Stitch Style Mittens. Woodinville, WA: Martingale &, 2007

Selected Presentations

Open Apereo 2014 Miami, FL

Panelist on Fashion MOOCs ITAA 2014

Awards and Honors

TWSIA (Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award in the Face-to-Face Higher Education Category 2014)

Campus Technology Innovation Award 2014 (The FOLD)