Phyllis A. Borcherding , M.A.

Professor Emerita

Professional Summary

Began a career in Fashion Retail Buying with Federated Department Stores Shillito branch in Cincinnati, OH. Bought and developed branded and un-branded women's apparel including sportswear, swimwear and sweaters. Joined the University of Cincinnati as an adjunct professor in DAAP and in Professional Practice. Returned to school for my Master's Degree specializing in Product Development and helped develop and open the Product Development track in the Fashion Design program of DAAP. Currently co-ordinator of Fashion Product Development and tenured facilty member in the School of Design.


M.A.: Miami University (Clothing and Textiles)

B.A.: Miami University (Apparel Retailing)

Research and Practice Interests

Fashion Product Development Universal Design Portfolio Development and Presentation

Research Support

Grant: #SRS 001258 Investigators:Black, Ann; Borcherding, Phyllis 09-01-2006 -12-31-2008 American Eagle Outfitters American Eagle Outfitter Concept Store Role:PI $31,500.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #DCA-11W Investigators:Borcherding, Phyllis; Murray, Dale; Zirger, Billie Jo 01-01-2011 -08-31-2013 J. C. Penney, Inc. JC Penney: Alternative Purchased Product Transportation Role:Collaborator $50,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 007664 Investigators:Borcherding, Phyllis; Murray, Dale 09-01-2011 -05-31-2012 Luxottica Retail North America Studio Collaboration Agreement for Luxottica Retail Role:PI $10,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #Studio Collaboration Investigators:Borcherding, Phyllis; Hall, Hanna 08-01-2012 -09-30-2013 Luxottica Retail North America Mens eyewear design Role:PI $20,000.00 Active Level:Industry