Tammy Kinley, Ph.D.

Tammy Kinley, Ph.D.

Tammy Kinley, Ph.D.

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Dr. Kinley earned a Ph.D. from Texas Tech in Merchandising and is currently Professor of Merchandising and Associate Dean in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North Texas. Her CV contains several articles focused the consumer experience.  Specifically, she has looked at shopping influences on different demographic groups, the influence of Hollywood and Bollywood on fashion choice, and why people shop on vacation.  Additionally, she has studied the effects of the size number on women’s apparel on consumer body image and self-esteem.  Her current research examines the impact of fashion on body modification and shapewear demands. 

Dr. Kinley’s work on the experience, is a differentiator in a crowded field of brands.  From shopping on vacation to browsing the aisles of favorite stores and trying on clothes in the fitting room to selecting a movie that might prove inspiring, the path to an effective customer conversion remains the end-goal.

Tammy’s leadership experience has included several terms on the governing council of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), including President.   She was also a founding member of  the Textile and Apparel Program Accreditation Commission (TAPAC), chairing the Standards sub-committee and then serving as Treasurer.  She is currently serving a second term on the TAPAC Board of Commissioners as President-elect.  Most recently she was elected to serve as the 2020 Vice President-elect of the Council of Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS).

In 2019, Dr. Kinley was named a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association. This is the highest honor ITAA can bestow on a member.  Honorees are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the textile and apparel discipline and service to ITAA.


Selected Research Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals

Josiam, B., Spears, D., Dutta, K., Pookulangara, S. and Kinley, T.  (in press).  Bollywood induced international travel through the lens of the involvement construct.  Anatolia:  An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.

Kinley, T., Strubel, J., Amlani, A. (2019).  Impression formation of male and female millennial students wearing eye glasses or hearing aids.  Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 43(3), 357-379.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10919-019-00296-0

Shephard, A., Pookulangara, S., Kinley, T., & Josiam, B. (2016). Impact of fashion orientation on Hispanic and non-Hispanic White consumer behavior.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 38(1), 75-93.

Shepard, A., Pookulangara, S., Kinley, T., & Josiam, B.  (2016). Media influence, fashion and shopping:  A gender perspective.  Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 20(1), 4-18. (R) (I)

Kinley, T. & Brandon, L.  (2015).  Branding strategies for home furnishings products:  Consumer perceptions.  Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 9(1), 93-105. (R) (I)

Josiam, B. M., Spears, D. L., Pookulangara, S. A., Dutta, K., Kinley, T., & Duncan, J. L. (2015). Using structural equation modeling to understand the impact of Bollywood movies on destination image, tourist activity, and purchasing behavior of Indians.  Journal of Vacation Marketing, 21(3), 251-261. (R) (I)

Cowan, K. & Kinley, T. (2014). Green spirit:  Consumer empathies for green apparel. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 38(5), 493-499. (R) (I)

Shephard, A., Kinley, T. R., & Josiam, B. (2014).  Fashion leadership and shopping enjoyment:  Hispanic versus Caucasian Consumers’ shopping preferences.  Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 21(3), 277-283. (R) (I)

Josiam, B. M., Spears, D., Dutta, K., Pookulangara, S., and Kinley, T. L.  (2014).  “Namastey London”:  Bollywood movies and their impact on how Indians perceive European destinations.  FIU Hospitality Review, 31(4).  (R) (I)

Pookulangara, S., Kinley, T., Josiam, B, & Spears, D. (2013). Hollywood and fashion: Influence on apparel purchase decisions.  The International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing, 2(1), 50-63.  (R)(I)

Kinley, T. R., Forney, J. A., & Kim, Y.-K.  (2012).  Travel motivation as a determinant of shopping venue.  International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 6(3), 266-278.  (R) (I)

Spears, D. L., Josiam, B. M., Kinley, T., & Pookulangara, S. (2012).  Tourist see tourist do: The influence of Hollywood movies and television on tourism motivation and activity behavior.  Florida International University Hospitality Review, 30(1), 53-74.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R., Josiam, B. M., & Lockett, F.  (2010).  Shopping behavior and the involvement construct.  Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 14(4), 562-575.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R.  (2010).  Fit and shopping preferences by clothing benefits sought.  Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 14(3), 397-411.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R.  (2010).  The effect of clothing size on self-esteem and body image.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 38(3), 317-332.  (R) (I)

Brandon, L. & Kinley, T.  (2008).  Consumer awareness, perceptions and purchasing of home furnishings brands.  TAFCS Research Journal, 1(1), 17-18.  (R) (S)

Brandon, L. & Kinley, T.  (2007).  Young consumers’ perceptions of lifestyle furnishings:  Brand and quality.  TAFCS Research Journal, 2(2), 17-18.  (R) (S)

Brandon, L.  & Kinley, T.  (2006).  Lifestyle home furnishings:  Is the branding strategy working?  TAFCS Research Journal, 2(1), 18-19.  (R) (S)

Josiam, B., Kinley, T., & Kim, Y.-K.  (2005). Involvement and the tourist shopper:  Using the involvement construct to segment the American tourist-shopper at the mall.  Journal of Vacation Marketing, 11(2), 135-154.  (R) (I)

Crutsinger, C., Knight, D., & Kinley, T.  (2005).  Learning styles:  Implications for web-based pedagogy.  Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, 23(4), 266-277.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T.  (2003).  Size consistency among private labels in three retailing formats.  TAFCS Research Journal, 1(8), 11-12. (R) (S)

Kinley, T. R., Josiam, B.,  & Kim, Y.-K. (2003).  Why and where tourists shop:  motivations of tourist-shoppers and their preferred shopping center attributes.  Journal of Shopping Center Research, 10(1), 7-28.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R.  (2003).  Size variation in women’s pants.  Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 21(1), 19-31.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R., Kim, Y.-K., & Forney, J.  (2002).  Tourist-destination shopping center:  An importance-performance analysis of attributes.  Journal of Shopping Center Research, 9(1), 51-72.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. R., Crutsinger, C.,  & Knight, D.  (2002).  Alternative web-based pedagogy:  Understanding students’ perceptions.  TAFCS Research Journal, 1(7), 5-6.  (R) (S)

Kinley, T. L., Conrad, C. A., & Brown, G. (2000).  Personal vs. non-personal sources of information used in the purchase of men’s apparel.  Journal of Consumer Studies and Home Economics, 24(1), 67-73.  (Journal is now the International Journal of Consumer Studies.)  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. & Sivils, L.  (2000).  Gift-giving behavior of grandmothers.  Journal of Segmentation in Marketing, 4(1), 53-70.  (R) (I)

Kinley, T. L., Conrad, C. A., & Brown, G.  (1999).  Internal and external promotional references: An examination of gender and product involvement effects in the retail apparel setting.  Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 6(1), 39-44.  (R) (I)