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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Joy Kozar

Joy Kozar

Associate Professor
Apparel and Textiles Graduate Faculty Member, certified to direct doctoral and master's students

Contact Information

219 Justin Hall
785-532-6993
jkozar@k-state.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Textiles and Clothing with a minor in Gerontology, Iowa State University (2004)
  • M.S. in Apparel and Textiles, Kansas State University (2000)
  • B.S. in Clothing and Textiles with a specialization in Apparel and Textile Marketing and a minor in Business Administration, Kansas State University (1998)

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Consumer Loyalty and Purchasing Behavior
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Dress and Appearance
  • Global Issues in the Production and Distribution of Apparel and Textile Goods

Professional Biography

Joy Kozar received her bachelor's and master's degrees in apparel and textile marketing from Kansas State University. While working on her undergraduate education, she also completed a minor in business administration. In 2004, Kozar graduated with a doctorate in textiles and clothing from Iowa State University, where she received a minor in gerontology as part of her scholarship focus on older consumers. Dr. Kozar has experience teaching a variety of classes, including apparel and textile marketing, entrepreneurship, visual merchandising, principles of buying, globalization and apparel and textile trade, and consumer behavior. Her research endeavors center on three major areas, including:

  1. consumer loyalty and purchasing behavior;
  2. social and psychological aspects of dress and appearance, including topics examining social comparison and media and advertising influence on body image, satisfaction, and self-perception; and
  3. global issues in the production and distribution of apparel and textile goods, including topics related to social responsibility, labor exploitation in the production of goods, and governmental and industry responses to sweatshop concerns.

Vita (pdf)