Marketing Advisory Committee
Department Chair of Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Real Estate & Finance
Professor of Marketing
Cypress Creek Campus, CYP 2204.8, 1555 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
512-223-2072, [email protected]
Directory Listing, Class Schedules, Syllabi, Office Hours, Curriculum Vitae
Ina Midkiff is the Department Chair of Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and Real Estate. She has taught at Austin Community College for over 20 years. She earned a BBA and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Tarleton State University. Over the years she has served as Division Chair of Business Studies Division, Department Chair of Management, Associate Dean at Cypress Creek Campus, Assistant Department Chair of Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and Real Estate and served as an officer of Austin Community College’s Faculty Association. She also has had several consulting jobs for small Internet companies. She teaches Advertising, Marketing, and Financial Management courses.
She received the ACC Teaching Excellence Award for the outstanding full-time faculty member (2004-2005) of the year in May 2005. She was the 2002 Piper Professor Nominee from Austin Community College. In 1991 she received the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award at ACC and has been nominated several times as the outstanding full-time instructor at ACC by the Phi Theta Kappa student association. Her professional affiliations include Texas Community College Teachers Association and the Southwestern Administrative Disciplines in Marketing.
Stephanie Dunbar, ACC Assistant Professor of Theatre, has been designing costumes for both the stage and screen in the Austin and Los Angeles areas for the last ten years. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design from California State University, Long Beach. Previous productions include large-scale musicals such as Sideshow and Spring Awakening, classics like The Glass Menagerie, and contemporary works such as Ajax in Iraq and Pool of Bethesda.
Rebecca Gonzalez is a multicultural specialist with a background in Communications, Marketing, Organizational Development, and Training and Development. She is the Owner and President of The Gonzalez Group based in San Antonio, Texas. Her clients have included State Farm, Novartis, Energizer, Monsanto, Johnson and Johnson, Motorola, Georgia Pacific, Josten’s, Kraft Foods, and Altria.
Kimberly Shumski Sacco received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of South Alabama. She attained an Associate Degree in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising from ACC in May 2017. Kimberly is currently a Senior Space Planning Specialist at Whole Foods. She assists in building planograms for the Northeast region.
Katie S. Scallan is the Assistant Vice President for University Marketing at the University of Houston. Previously, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for the Houston Dynamo and Dash. Katie oversaw the branding, marketing, advertising, communications and broadcast efforts for the Dynamo and Dash as well as for events at BBVA Stadium. She has more than 20 years of experience in sports and entertainment marketing, including experience in Major League Soccer and in the Houston sports and business community.
Isabella Rose Taylor graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in May 2017 with a degree in Fashion Marketing. She recently collaborated with PBTeen for her first brand expansion into home decor. Isabella began showing her work at several fashion weeks, culminating at New York Fashion Week in 2014. Her line has been sold at a major national retailer (Nordstrom) and brands. She has captured the media’s attention with her creativity and entrepreneurship, including being named as one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business ” and Latina’s “30 Under 30”.
Victoria Taylor has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion Design from the University of North Texas with a minor in Marketing. She worked in the Dallas market for several years and had various job experiences within the fashion industry including sample lace cutter, designer assistant, first and production pattern maker. Victoria is the Department Chair of Fashion Design.
Elizabeth Wilke is the global, cross-functional lead for LinkedIn’s Future of Work research agenda focusing on career pathways, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and global integration. She has over a decade of experience in domestic and international public policy research, strategic planning, program design, project management, implementation, and evaluation. She joined Linkedin in 2018 from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US government foreign assistance agency, where she developed major grant programs that reduce poverty by removing barriers to investment and entrepreneurship as a Director of Economic Analysis. She received her M. Phil and PhD in Policy Analysis from the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, and her Bachelors degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
The purpose of the Marketing and Fashion Marketing department is to provide premier courses and degree plans that give students the practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge needed to be successful in the field of marketing. Our curriculum provides students with first-rate professional and workforce programs that result in employment in the public and private sectors. It is based on identified competencies, has a capstone experience, and strives to be socially responsible as well as addressing employer needs. We are committed to:
- Providing students in the marketing degree plans the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their marketing abilities that will enable them to seek employment in a marketing or fashion position.
- Providing students in the transfer degree plan the knowledge and skills necessary for transfer and success at a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
- Providing students in the workforce areas the knowledge and skills necessary for job enhancement.
- Providing employers in our community a trained, technically competent, and diverse workforce.
- Providing all students advising from a qualified, dedicated, and accessible faculty.
Our overall departmental mission is threefold: 1) to prepare students for entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding Marketing and Fashion industry, 2) to enable students to improve their job skills to promote career advancement and development 3) provide undergraduate courses to individuals who wish to transfer to complete a four year degree.
The department hires highly qualified professionals within our field of study and provides them the support they need. The department has relevant, up-to-date course materials and keeps text books current. Course content complies with federal and state laws and regulations and local industry standards and includes recommendations from the Advisory Committee. SCANS competencies along with Master Syllabi are posted on the departmental website.
The Marketing and Fashion Marketing Advisory Committee is composed of recognized leaders in the field in ACC’s service area. Members convene regularly to offer their combined expertise to influence the curriculum structure and instructional methods of the program.
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