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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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AMID expands faculty ranks with new appointments

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August 21, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design has announced an expansion of its full-time faculty for the 2007-08 academic year to support growing student enrollment levels in its courses.

"With a 93 percent increase in the number of students majoring in AMID degree disciplines between 2000 and 2006, our department has quickly become one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences," said C. Thomas Mitchell, associate professor and department chair. "This faculty expansion allows us to broaden our course offerings and fulfill growing student demand for AMID academic programs that help prepare them to succeed in retail and design fields."

The department's six new faculty positions will be filled by:

"We are very pleased to welcome these talented individuals to our department's retail and design faculty. Students in our academic disciplines will certainly benefit from their years of professional and scholarly experience," said Mitchell.

Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design

Indiana University's Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design ( is a multidisciplinary academic environment within the university's College of Arts and Sciences that helps motivated students shape their futures in retail and design fields. The department's educational programs offer a blend of academic theory combined with practical knowledge and skill-building techniques to encourage critical, independent thinking by students and prepare graduates to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Memorial Hall on the IUB campus, AMID enrolled more than 450 undergraduate majors in the fall 2006 semester.

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