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Kathi Martin is a full professor in the Fashion program. In addition to teaching fashion design and CAD technologies for fashion, Kathi directs the Drexel Digital Museum Project, an international, interdisciplinary group of fashion historians and makers, informatics and metadata specialists, and digital media experts from Drexel University, Seoul National University, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Fulbright Foundation and the Controlled Vocabulary Working Group of the Costume Society of America who are researching production and conservation of new media for exhibition of historic fashion. The project has been funded by the Barra and the William B. Dietrich Foundations, a PCA/ACA Noverre grant and others. Kathi was sponsored as a World Class Scholar by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Brain Korea 21 grant from 2010-2016. She has published and lectured broadly in the communities of Design, Digital Cultural Heritage and Informatics.
Her fashion design is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has been in editorials in British Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Sunday Times Magazine, Harpers and Queen and other fashion magazines.