Ms. Melanie Carrico
Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
Melanie Carrico is an Associate Professor in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies in the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She joined UNCG in 2006 and teaches exclusively in the Apparel Design concentration for undergraduate students.
Prior to coming to UNCG, Professor Carrico taught for ten years at The Fashion School at Kent State University in Ohio. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design from University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Professor Carrico’s creative scholarship has been included in over 40 juried and invited exhibitions both national and international in scope. Her work has focused on surface design, digital printing, leather and suede work, and, most recently, zero-waste pattern cutting. With a focus on sustainable solutions for creating apparel, Professor Carrico utilizes 3D visualization to create some of her work. She enjoys teaching classes in the design curriculum including garment construction, fashion drawing, and CAD applications.