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Dr. May Chae
Assistant Professor of Fashion Design
Contact Information

(703) 284-1678

Academic Credentials

B.S., M.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Teaching Areas:
  • Apparel Design I (flat pattern)
  • Clothing Analysis
  • Digital Presentation for Fashion
  • Product Development
Research Interests:
  • Creative design
  • Functional design
  • Prototype development 
Dr. May Chae joined Marymount University's Fashion program as a faculty member in 2009. She taught at the University of Idaho prior to joining Marymount.  Her main research area is functional design. She has published articles in international journals and made several presentations at international as well as regional conferences.
She was awarded a $28,050 grant from Cotton Incorporated for a Product Development Course Project: “Prototype Development for Mature Female Tennis Wear.” In fall 2010, seniors in the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs are creating prototype tennis wear ensembles that meet the needs and wants of female tennis players who are 55 and older. This project familiarizes students with the features and benefits of using cotton for mature women’s active wear and help students obtain strong industry-oriented experience. By the end of the semester, select students will have an opportunity to visit the Cotton Incorporated World Headquarters in Cary, NC, with Dr. Chae.