The Faculty

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Sally Aitken

Tenured Instructor

BS Degree in Design from University of California at Davis with emphasis in Textiles and Fashion.
Ten years experience as Bay Area free-lance designer and pattern maker. Owner / designer, "Truly Yours Designs," bridal and special occasion fashions.


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Tiina M. Keller

Tenured Faculty, Department Chair

College Teaching Credential, Wetterhoff College/Tampere University, Finland; BS degree in Design from Wetterhoff College at Hameenlinna with emphasis in Fashion Design and Textile Arts.
Four years of experience as costume designer in San Francisco; five years as owner/designer of a couture studio in Cairo, Egypt; five years as manager of European high-fashion boutique.


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Karen Kurtz

Adjunct Instructor

BA degree in English Literature from San Diego State University
Owner of Custom Seams specializing in custom design. Eighteen years of experience in the industry.


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Kaee Min

Tenured Instructor

BS degree in Apparel Production Management, AS degree in Fashion Design both at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Worked both domestically and overseas (Asia and Europe) as a designer. Worked for companies such as Herman Guiest, Jeanne Pierre, Koret of California specializing in knit wear.


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Cindy Singletary

Adjunct Instructor

BA degree in Anthropology at the University of California, Davis with emphasis in textile conservation
Collections manager at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Over ten years experience in design and production of limited edition knitwear and hand woven fabrics.


last published: 4/1/18