Jean Gipe

Jean Gipe

Professor Emeritus, Apparel Merchandising and Management, College of Agriculture


Positions Held

Faculty position:   1975–2006  Home Economics and Apparel Merch. & Mgmt.

Director, Apparel Technology & Research Center: 1992-2006

Department Chair,   Apparel Merch. & Mgmt.: 2005-2006

Associate Dean,   College of Agriculture:  2006–2010

Retired/Volunteer: 2010-present

Current projects –AMM web page updates/new design/new features; Facebook, YouTube, Flickr accounts; AMM online courses/certificates and AMM fundraising.  

Co-owner, Under*Raps, 1980-1990 


B.S., California State University, Northridge, 1973

M.S., California   State University, Northridge, 1975


Jean joined the Home Economics program in the Fall of 1975 and in 1993 moved to Apparel Merchandising and Management.  With Prof. Betty Tracy, Jean created the new Apparel Merchandising and Management degree and the Apparel Technology & Research Center.  Once the new degree was approved (September 1995) and the Apparel Center received the $12.5 million Defense Logistics Agency research contract (September 1995), Professor Tracy ran the AMM degree and Jean ran the Apparel Center contract.  Upon Professor Tracy’s retirement in 2004, Jean returned to the AMM program and served as Chair from 2005-2006.  Jean served as Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture from 2006-2010.

Teaching Expertise

Garment construction and production, clothing design, cultural clothing

Research Areas

Manufacturing processes, supply chain management