Leslie Burns

Professor
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228 Milam Hall
2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, Oregon, US
97331

Curriculum Vitae: 

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At OSU
Research/Career Interests: 

My research focuses on consumer behavior related to designed environments (textiles, apparel, interiors), topics related to the domestic and international fashion industries,  the effect of appearance in social perception processes, and fashion theory. I teach courses in global sourcing, merchandising, and fashion theory.

Courses Taught: 

Last 2 years

  • DHE 270 Appearance, Power, and Society (Difference, Power, and Discrimination course in the OSU Baccalaureate Core) (4 cr)
  • DHE 470/570 Retail Merchandising (4 cr)
  • DHE 475/575 Global Production and Trade in Textiles & Apparel
  • DHE 577 Fashion Theory (4 cr)
  • DHE 685 Advanced Topics in Human Behavior and the Near Environment (Grant-writing course)
Education: 
  • Ph.D. 1981 Purdue University
    • West Lafayette/Main Campus
    • Consumer Sciences and Retailing
    • Dissertation Title: Conformity and Judgments of Fashionability
  • B.A. 1978 Washington State University
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: Clothing and Textiles with a Social Science Option
Employment: 
  • 1992-Present Professor, Oregon State UniversitySchool of Design and Human Environment. Tenured.
  • Jan 2004-2012Chair, Department of Design and Human Environment, Oregon State University
  • 2003 Jan-Aug Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Oregon State University
  • July 1996-Dec 2000  Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Oregon State University.
  • 1985-1992 Associate Professor, Oregon State UniversityApparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising. Tenured, 1988.
  • 1982-1985 Assistant Professor, Utah State UniversityHome Economics and Consumer Education.
  • 1981-1982 Instructor, San Diego State UniversityFamily Studies and Consumer Sciences
  • 1978-1981 Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Purdue UniversityConsumer Sciences and Retailing
Service: 
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2008-10 L.L. Stewart Scholar, OSU
  • 2007 Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award (given to the faculty of DHE), OSU
  • 2004 President’s “Beaver Champion” Award, OSU (given by the University President to one individual each year)
  • 2004 Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award, OSU
  • 2002 Women of Achievement Award, OSU Women's Center
  • 2001 Educator of the Year Award, "2001 All-Stars", Bobbin Magazine/International Textile and Apparel Association
  • 1997 Fellow, International Textile and Apparel Association
  • 1997 D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, OSU
  • 1996 Distinguished Scholar-Lecturer, International Textile and Apparel Association
  • 1991 Burlington Resources Faculty Achievement Award, OSU
  • 1984-85 College of Family Life Teacher of the Year, Utah State University
  • 1983-84 College of Family Life Teacher of the Year, Utah State University
Professional Affiliations: 

International Textile and Apparel Association

  • member 1982-present
  • Counselor, 2008-2009
  • President, 2007-2008; President-elect, 2006-2007
  • Vice President for Publications, 2000-02
  • Vice President for Program Development, 1989-91

Korean Academy of Marketing Sciences

  • member 2008-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Global Academy of Marketing Science, Fashion Marketing, 2009 - present.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 2010-present.

Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business

  • founding member, 2000-present
My Publications

Journal Articles


T. - Y. Tung, Jai, T. - M., and Burns, L., Attributes of apparel tablet catalogs: Value proposition comparisons., Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 321-337, 2014.

E. Pedersen and Burns, L., Apparel design research: Involving undergraduate students, The International Journal of Design Education, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 41-45, 2013.

J. Mower, Pedersen, E., and Burns, L., Diffusion of fashion innovations: Turn of the century Oregon capes., The International Journal of Design in Society, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 41-45, 2013.

S. Reddy and Burns, L., Understanding resiliency to appearance dissatisfaction among adult women., International Journal of Arts and Commerce, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 43-57, 2013.

M. Jeong Seo and Burns, L., How apparel companies use social media: The case of Facebook., The Research Journal of the Costume Culture, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 430-442, 2012.

E. Pedersen and Burns, L., Curriculum integration across fashion-related curricula, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 43-50, 2011.

S. Reddy and Burns, L., Preventing Body Dissatisfaction Among Young Women, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 55-60, 2011.

S. Fister, Ti, C., and Burns, L., Consumer Responses to Retail Display Design Features, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, no. 4, pp. 375-384, 2010.

H. - L. Chen and Burns, L., Environmental Analysis of Textile Products, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 248-261, 2006.

E. Jang and Burns, L., Components of Apparel Retailing Web Sites, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 375-388, 2004.

P. Murtaugh, Burns, L., and Schuster, J., Predicting the Retention of University Students, Research in Higher Education, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 355-371, 1999.

L. Burns, Measuring Perceptions of Brand Image, Perceptual and Motor Skills, no. 72, pp. 329-330, 1991.

S. Francis and Burns, L., Consumer Grudge Holding: An Empirical Analysis of Mother and Daughter Consumers, Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction & Complaining Behavior, no. 3, pp. 115-116, 1990.

S. Lennon and Burns, L., Categorization and First Impressions, The Journal of Psychology, vol. 123, no. 5, pp. 439-446, 1989.

S. Francis and Burns, L., Effect of Consumer Socialization on Clothing Satisfaction, Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction & Complaining Behavior, no. 2, pp. 63-66, 1989.

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