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Anne Cecil
Anne Cecil
Design & Merchandising
Adjunct Instructor



URBN Center, 110G

A design thinker, innovator change agent and educator for over 30 years, former program director, Anne Cecil has expanded students' opportunities for inter-disciplinary course work, the international study program and the global classroom. Her close involvement with such organizations as the Corzo Center, Project Home, South Street Business Association and the Enterprise Center has built relationships that continue to provide community-based, experiential professional opportunities for students.

As a professional educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience, Ms. Cecil lectures locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics: Visual Merchandising, Popular Culture, Online Learning and Technostress. She is the founding Area Chair of the Punk Culture Area for the Popular Culture Association where she has consistently grown area participation and has spearheaded an effort to legitimize punk research in the academic arena.

With specialties in Visual Merchandising, Branding, sustainability, computer-based courses/online learning and Social Media, Ms. Cecil offers a cross-institutional global classroom with her colleague, Dr. Anne Pierson-Smith at City University of Hong Kong. Students from each institution learn, and collaborate via the internet.

Entrepreneurial energy, exploratory nature and a thirst for knowledge keep Ms. Cecil abreast of macro and micro trends in the areas of Art, Design, Fashion and Lifestyle. 

Ms. Cecil has returned to part-time teaching to pursue various entrepreneurial and creative endeavors including: ONO Made in the 191, a consultancy that works with Independent Makers, Manufacturers and Sellers to create and maintain sustainable business; Roxanne Lava, a bespoke women's shoe company; Co-host of Fashion Matters, a collaboration between Anne Cecil & Philadelphia personality Phillip Silverstone. Each week the two discuss how Fashion touches our lives. Her thoughts can be heard on Time Out with Phillip Silverstone via TuneIn Radio.


MA, Art Education, University of the Arts
BS, Design & Merchandising, Drexel University