Deb Christiansen

Deb Christiansen

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Area Coordinator, Fashion Design

Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design

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  • Kirkwood Hall 316
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  • Ph.D., Textiles and Consumer Sciences, Florida State University, 1999
  • B.A., Individualized Major Program (Fashion Design), Indiana University, 1993
  • A.S., Costume Construction Technology, Indiana University, 1993


Deb Christiansen is a Senior Lecturer of Fashion Design, and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Art, Architecture and Design. She is strongly committed to experiential learning (through site visits, competitions, internships etc.), the Individualized Major Program, the Intensive Freshman Seminar program, and fostering study abroad opportunities. She also serves as a faculty mentor to the Retail Studies Organization and to that organization’s production of the Fashion Design BA annual fashion show. In addition to her education and ongoing work at IU, Professor Christiansen worked professionally in fashion and costume design with Polo-Ralph Lauren, James Coviello, vendors at the Chicago Apparel Mart, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Doña Ana Lyric Opera, and other opera, theater, and film production companies nationwide.