Jessica Palmer

Jessica Palmer

Associate Professor, Human Environmental Sciences

208 Martin Hall

(919) 760-8031

StrongPoints® Strengths: Maximizer, Relator, Achiever, Responsibility and Arranger


Jessica Palmer brings a rich blend of experience in fashion, teaching, and industry. Joining the Meredith College community in 2019, Professor Palmer connects, nurtures, and guides students through the intricacies of fashion. She is passionate about igniting creativity and empowering her students to find their path in the fashion world.

Beyond the classroom, her impact extends into the fashion community. Her career journey began by working in the fashion district in NYC where she gained invaluable insights and experience. Inspired by her passion for design and entrepreneurship, she ventured in to launching her own custom bridal company, followed by creating a children’s wear brand and later, the management of an online boutique. Professor Palmer’s industry experiences have enriched her 15 years of teaching fashion in higher education, bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Academic Credentials

Savannah College of Art and Design, Masters of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

East Carolina University, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Textile Design and Art Education

Professional Credentials

Member of International Textiles Apparel Association

Educator Member of National Retail Federation


NCFCS Conference, Meredith College NC

Bridging the Divide, Co-presenter February 2024


fashionSPARK Fashion Show, Raleigh NC
Juried show, Offsquare Threads “People Choice Award” 2016

fashionSPARK Fashion Show, Raleigh NC
Juried show, Jfaith Featured Fashion Designer, September 2012 + September 2013

Alter Ego Fashion Show, Durham NC
March 2012

fashionSPARK Fashion Show, Raleigh NC
Juried show Jfaith – September 2010 + September 2011

Graduate MFA Thesis Fashion Show, Trustees Theater, Savanah GA
May 2005

National Women’s Convention, Savannah GA
May 2004

SCAD Awarded Academic Scholarship, Savanah GA
2003 – 2005

ECU Recipient of Outstanding Senior Award for Textiles Design, Greenville NC
December 2002

ECU Senior Show Textile Exhibition, “Veils of Nature”, The Wellington B. Gray Gallery
Greenville NC, November 2002

Work Exhibited in Rebel Show and published in the Rebel, 2002 Edition

Rebel Show 3rd place, 2002

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