Associate Dean of Parsons School of Fashion
Luciana Scrutchen, Assistant Professor of Fashion, is the Associate Dean of Parsons School of Fashion and has twenty years of service at The New School University. Ms. Scrutchen received her MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design and BFA in Weaving & Textiles from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been invited to teach master classes in Miami, Portugal, and the Dominican Republic, as well as guest lecturing in Hangzhou and Nanjing, China. Her professional career as a textile designer and technology instructor has included working with clientele from many notable fashion brands. Ms. Scrutchen has participated in a number of peer-reviewed publications and presentations, including: “Textiles as Art, Culture, and Science: Discovery of the Ephemeral and Perennial Imprints Through Modeled Ecosystems” for the Anywhere Elsewhere on-line Journal; “The Fickleness of Interweaving Digital and Studio Practice” for DEL Conference in London; and co-presenter with her colleague, Katayoun Chamay of The New School, with “Engaging with Earth’s Palettes: Painting with Microbes” at the Shibori Symposium in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Mentor Circle Topic: Planning for Diverse and Inclusive Hiring