Chair: Dr. Vanessa Jackson
The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management is committed to excellence as it prepares students for merchandising, apparel, and textiles positions in an increasingly diverse and technological world. Teaching, research, and service programs support student development and contribute to the economic and social well-being of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world. The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles and in Hospitality, Management and Tourism. The graduate program offers a Master of Science in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles.
The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management was known as the Department of Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles before July 1, 2013.