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Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising

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Professor Andrea Eklund

Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising Professor and Department Coordinator

Faculty Senate Chair Elect

Student Fashion Association Advisor

Email: (preferred contact method)

Office: Michaelsen 326 (across from room 205 up the small set of stairs)

Office Phone: 509-963-2067

Fax: 509-963-2787


To meet with Andrea for advising or to learn more about the program please make an appointment.


Professor Eklund and students, graduation at her houseProfessor Andrea Eklund has been at CWU teaching Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising for 15 years. Starting out with 25 students she solely built the program for 11 years to a thriving industry-relevant program with graduates working at small and large companies like REI, Eddie Bauer, zumiez, zulily, Amazon, and Nike to name a few. Andrea’s time in the industry as a Quality Engineer for Nordstrom’s private label division, Nordstrom Product Group gave her experience working with men’s, women’s, kid’s, at home, accessories and shoes. She brings this experience into the classroom for industry-relevant content assuring students are prepared for the industry. In her time at CWU as the program director and the Student Fashion Association advisor, she has 30 category A publications and 26 category B publications, teaches 12 different classes a year, advises 50 students and serves the department, college, university, profession and community.

Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and son taking adventures to the Oregon Coast. For the last 10 years she has been a member of Rodeo City Roller Derby, staring out as a skater and coaching for the last 9. Her roller derby name is Professor Pain. Her passion for roller derby and skating has lead her to research the impact of particiaption in roller derby on the participants body image.

Professor Eklund Roller Derby Professor Eklund

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