JoAnn teaches Merchandising Strategies, Merchandise Buying, Merchandise Allocation, Product Development Fundamentals, and Merchandise Math Online. She was Director of Retail Operations at Hotel Del Coronado.
What are you doing in the industry now?
I operate an independent consulting company CCJ Solutions, consulting to small businesses on operational planning, buying, HR, and visual presentation.
Describe a favorite class project.
The 6-Month buying plan is a project that has tremendous application in many aspects of the major and can be used as an interview tool.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM?
I enjoy watching students develop self-confidence over the course of the program, regardless of the subject.
Do you have a particular style or philosophy about teaching?
My goal is to “inspire and prepare.” The most important aspects of all my classes shed light on “what the information means” when applied to the fashion merchandising business.
JoAnn Jack is an Outstanding Faculty Award winner, an award given by the student body to outstanding faculty members.
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