Hui Siang Tan

Ph.D. Student

email: huisiang@iastate.edu

Education:

  • Iowa State University, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (Anticipated to graduate in 2015)
  • Iowa State University, Graduate Student Teaching Certificate (GSTC) 
  • Iowa State University, Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GCEI)
  • University of Central Missouri (Former Central Missouri State University) (UCM), Industrial Management (M.S)
  • University of Central Missouri, Textile and Clothing in Business (B.S)
  • University of Central Missouri, Fashion Merchandising (A.S)
  • LaSalle International Fashion School (Singapore) and LaSalle College (Canada)

Research Interests:

  • Small business, Entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries, natural dye, ethnicity design, wearable art, textile surface design, cultural and creative industries entrepreneur, business management, and merchandising

Industry Experience:

  • Freelance Fashion Illustrator
  • Assistant Manager, Hagger Clothing Co., Dallas, TX
  • Sale Association, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kansas City, MO
  • Designer in Man wear, Perusahaan Chan Choo Sing (PCCS) SDN. BHD, Batu Pahat, Malaysia
  • Assistant Designer in children wear, Arlequin Design Limited Company, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Assistant Tailor, Tukang Jahit Imdelda, Kluang, Malaysia

Honors and Awards:

  • Damaris Pease Family and Consumer Sciences Fellowship in 2009
  • University of Central Missouri Out-of-State Scholarship in 2004
  • 2001 Dean’s List (College of Applied Sciences and Technology UCM) in 2001
  • Award for Academic Excellence (Malaysia and Canada) from LaSalle International Fashion School in 1997
  • Invited Lectures
  • Associate Graduate Faculty members at University of Central Missouri (2006-2008)

Publications:

  • Imports and Exports of the Malaysian Textile and Apparel Industry: The Effect of Reducing the Currency Exchange Rate. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Publisher
  • Proceedings from Refereed Presentations
    • Diddi, S., Tan, H. S., Karpova, E. Exploring International Teaching Assistants Experiences in the U.S. Classroom: Implications for Educational Practices and Training. Proceedings from the 70th Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, October 15-18, 2013.
    •  Tan, H. S., Jakubauskas, M.L., Niehm, L.S. How to Get to Students to “like it:” An Advanced E-commerce and Social Media Workshop for the Merchandising Curriculum. Proceedings from the 69th Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, November 14-17, 2012.
    •  Jakubauskas, M.L., Tan, H. S., Niehm, L.S., Fiore, A. Marketing strategies of Rural Iowa Retail Businesses. Proceedings from the 68th Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, November 2-6, 2011.
    •  Tan, H.S. (2011). Butterfly Fish Dress. Proceedings from the 68th Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, November 2-6, 2011.
    • Tajuddin, R. M., Tan, H. S., & Karpova, E., (2010). Understanding Apparel Preferences in the Multi-Ethnic Malaysian Market. Proceedings from the 67th Annual Conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, October 27-30, 2010.
  • Citations in the Media
    • Ide segar dari penuntut LaSalle. Remaja. p37-39. November 1, 1997. Richie Rachman.
    •  1997 Fashion resurrection show. Nan Yang Zhou Kan. p10. Octorber 12, 1997. Ching Kwan Tan.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Textile and Apparel Association

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Yoga, swimming, cooking, and traveling