Meet the Faculty

Dr. Irene M. Foster

Program Coordinator and Advisor, Professor

BS, MEd, Framingham State University; MS, EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Dr. Foster is the Coordinator and Advisor to both the Masters of Science Concentration in Merchandising and the Graduate Certificate in Merchandising. She has worked with retail, shoe and apparel businesses; presented internationally and nationally. Dr. Foster is a member of the American Collegiate Retail Association, the International Textile and Apparel Association, and has Phi Upsilon Omicron and Kappa Omicron Nu honors. Dr. Foster has taught many retail merchandising courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level. She earned the Quality Matters™ approved course for FASH 947 Global Market: Dynamics of Retailing. In 2014 she was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship at Framingham State University.

Dr. Foster received a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles and Masters of Education from Framingham State University; and a Master of Science in Clothing and Human Behavior and Doctor of Education, Specializing in Retail Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Hae Won Ju

Program Advisor, Assistant Professor

BS, Yonsei University; MS, PhD, University of Minnesota


Dr. Ju is advisor to the Masters of Science Concentration in Merchandising. Her areas of expertise include Retail Merchandising, Apparel Consumption, and Consumer Behavior. She is a member of the International Apparel and Textile Association, Global Alliance of Marketing & Management Association, American Collegiate Retail Association and is a recipient of many scholarship and excellence awards in research.  She has written articles in the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, and others.

Dr. Ju received a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; and a Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Design, Housing, and Apparel from the University of Minnesota.

Pamela Sebor-Cable

Assistant Professor

BA, University of Maine; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; MS, University of Rhode Island


Professor Sebor-Cable has worked with Boston Ballet and Costume Works. Her artistic talents and social empathies come through with her understanding of consumer attitudes and ethical behavior of retailers. Creative thinking is her forte. Professor Sebor-Cable is a member of the International Apparel and Textile Association and Costume Society of America.

Professor Sebor-Cable received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the University of Maine; a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Massachusetts College of Art; and a Master of Science Fashion Design and Merchandising from the University of Rhode Island. Professor Sebor-Cable also holds a Graduate Certificate in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and studied at the Paris Fashion Institute, Paris, France.

Ellen Terron

Visiting Lecturer

BS, Framingham State University; MBA, Johnson & Wales University


Professor Terron works in the business as a Senior Merchandise Manager. Her experience includes various positions as a merchandise manager, buyer, planner, and allocations analyst. She has worked in stores and home offices, apparel specialty and department stores as well as with apparel and footwear manufacturing. Professor Terron has much retail merchandising experience.

Professor Terron received a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles from Framingham State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University.