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. Before joining the University of Arizona, I was a designer at Fisher-Price/Mattel and taught at several institutions, including SUNY Buffalo State University.

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 that 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 330: Fashion Trends in Time

FITS 345: Science of Textiles

FITS 450: Fashion + Technology