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Joe Hancock

Joseph Hancock, PhD

Professor, Department of Fashion Design, Department of Design

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design







Joseph “Joe” Henry Hancock II, PhD, came to Drexel’s Department of Design having a 20-year retail operations, branding, merchandising, consumer behavior and strategy background. He has worked for such companies as The Gap Inc., The Limited Corporation and Target Corporation. For over six years, Hancock has run a conference planning and management business where he serves an the executive director. He has published internationally and is a well-known authority in the area of fashion branding, retailing and merchandising as a form of storytelling. He has lectured and taught courses at University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, London College of Fashion and at Stockholm University. Has been an invited speaker at Cornell University, The Ohio State University, Albright College and the University of Delaware. He has an BS and MS from Indiana University, Bloomington, in Apparel Merchandising and received his PhD in 2007 from The Ohio State University in Consumer Sciences.

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