Maggie Keef

Associate Professor of Practice, Fashion Industry's Science & Technology
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650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

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Western NY


I am originally from Western NY, and the fantastic opportunity to teach in the Fashion Industry’s Science & Technology program through the Norton School of Human Ecology at the University of Arizona brought me to Tucson in 2022. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, I was a designer at Fisher-Price/Mattel and taught at several institutions, including SUNY Buffalo State University, Villa Maria College, and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

Along with my areas of expertise, I am passionate about teaching, education, and technology, and where they converge. I firmly believe that fashion and education should be accessible to everyone, and we can overcome many barriers with the effective use of technology. Because of my commitment to online education, I was named the SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador for Buffalo State University in 2022.


  • Master of Science in Education, Learning Design and Educational Technology, Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science, Design Technologies, Fashion and Textile Technology
Areas of Expertise
  • Textile + Surface Design / Print Development
  • Fashion Technology
  • Digital Fashion and the Metaverse
  • Fashion Design
  • Digital Fashion Illustration
  • CAD Design for the Fashion Industry
  • Digital Fabric Printing
  • Digital Retailing / Ecommerce
  • Color Theory for the Fashion Industry
  • Internships in the Fashion Industry
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • NedGraphics 
  • CLO3D
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Online Education
  • Applied Learning / Active Learning
Subjects Taught

FITS 100: Digital Warriors

FITS 204: Fashion Consumers + the Shopping Economy

FITS 345: Science of Textiles

FITS 450: Fashion + Technology