Joseph Hancock, PhD.
Dr. Joseph "Joe" Hancock teaches, publishes and conducts scholarly activities at Drexel University in the Department of Design. He a has twenty-year retailing background having worked for The Gap Corporation, The Limited, Inc., the Target Corporation and continues to do publishing and merchandising consulting work on an international level.
Joe earned his PhD from the Ohio State University focusing his research in popular culture as it relates to transnational mass fashion garments and world dress, aspirational fashion branding and experiential retailing, as well as men’s fashion and lifestyles.
He released his book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding (2009) that was published by Fairchild Publications. And has just completed his new edited book Fashion in Popular Culture (2013) with Intellect Publishing through The University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hancock is the principal editor of the new peer-reviewed journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers) and his latest book is Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury and History (Intellect 2014).
Production Editor, Volumes 5-6
Media Arts and Design Librarian
Tom Ipri is the Liaison Librarian to the Anoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University Libraries. Among various duties, he develops and manages the libraries’ collaborative relationships with the departments and programs of the college, including development of library collections, provision of specialized reference, instruction, and consultative services.
Tom earned his Master of Science in Information and Library Science from Drexel University and his Bachelor of Arts in English from La Salle University.
Copy Editor, Volume 6
Nissa Lee teaches in the English departments at Rowan University and Rutgers University – Camden, where she earned her BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing, respectively. She works with high school students through Rutgers programs such as Aim High Academy and Rutgers Early College Humanities (REaCH). She has also served as a judge for the Walt Whitman Association's High School Poetry Contest in 2012 and 2013. Her own poetry is published in Stirring: A Literary Collection, Mason's Road, The Raleigh Review, Philadelphia Stories, and elsewhere. Currently, her research is focused on portrayals of women and the environment in geek and pop cultures.