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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance

JESSICA RIDGWAY, PhD

Assistant Professor

jridgway@fsu.edu    850-644-1754    Vitae (Link)

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Get to know Dr. Ridgway

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Retail Technologies, Digital Merchandising, Global Sourcing, Apparel Product Development, Computer Aided Design, Digital Fashion Illustration, Presentation Techniques, Creative Design, Branding, E-Commerce, and Social Media.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Dr. Ridgway’s research is primarily focused on exploring how to increase body satisfaction and self-esteem through the use of clothing. She utilizes a variety of technologies within her research including body scanning and digital textile printing. More specifically, her research examines the interaction between clothing and the body while exploring how optical illusion garments can be used to change the visual perception of body shape. Dr. Ridgway has published her work in the Clothing and Textile Research Journal, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Her work has also been recognized by the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), and she was awarded the Alvanon Creative Design award in 2014.

Education

All of my academic training has been interdisciplinary

  • B.S. Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri
  • M.S. Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri
  • Ph.D. Textiles and Apparel Management, University of Missouri

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Clayton, R. B., Ridgway, J., & Hendrickse, J. (2017). Is Plus Size Equal? The Positive Impacts of Average and Plus Sized Media Fashion Models on Womens’ Cognitive Resource Allocation, Social Comparisons, and Body Satisfaction. Communication Monographs, 84(3), 406-422. doi :10.1080/03637751.2017.1332770

Hendrickse, J., Arpan, L. M., Clayton, R. B., & Ridgway, J. (2017). Instagram and College Women’s Body Image: Investigating the Roles of Appearance-related Comparisons and Intrasexual Competition. Computers in Human Behavior, 74, 8. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.04.02

Ridgway, J., Parsons, J., & Sohn, M. H. (2017). Understanding women’s self-perceptions: An exploratory study on the implementation of optical illusion garments to manipulate body shape. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 30. doi:10.1177/0887302X166

Manchiraju, S., Sadachar, A., & Ridgway, J. (2016). The Compulsive Online Shopping Scale (COSS): Development and Validation Using Panel Data. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-15. doi:10.1007/s11469-016-9662-6

Ridgway, J., & Clayton, R. B. (2016). Instagram Unfiltered: Exploring Associations of Body Image Satisfaction, Instagram #Selfie Posting, and Negative Romantic Relationship Outcomes. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19, 2-7. doi:10.1089/cyber.2015.0433

Ridgway, J., & Myers, M. B. (2014). A Study on Brand Personality: Consumer’s Perceptions of Colours used in Fashion Brand Logos. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 7(1), 50-57. doi:10.1080/17543266.2013.877987

Juried Exhibitions

Ridgway, J. (2017). Color Hearing: Bridal Chorus. International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ridgway, J., & Connor, K. (2017). May All Your Days Be Circus Days: Ringmistressing in Modern Times with an Ode to the Past. International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ridgway, J., & Palay, A. (2017). What Lies Beneath the Beauty. International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Parsons, J., & Ridgway, J. (2014). Guardians of the Garden. International Textile and Apparel Association Design Exhibition. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ridgway, J. (2014). Oh Fish in the Sea. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Design Exhibition. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ridgway, J., & Link, S. (2014). A Sunday Afternoon. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Design Exhibition. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

Dr. Ridgway’s research has been widely disseminated in popular press including U.S News & World Report, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and Yahoo News.

2014: Alvanon Creative Design Award for Graduate Design
International Textile and Apparel Association. Award given for Oh Fish in the Sea.

2012: Chancellor’s Award for Public Outreach – 1st Place
University of Missouri. Award given for Adventures in Education- Community Teaching

A DAY IN MY LIFE

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

“Every dollar you spend . . . or don’t spend . . . is a vote you cast for the world you want.” – L.N. Smith

STRENGTHS

Research Grant Writing Design Body Image Body Scanning Digital Textile Printing Adobe Creative Suite Mentoring Teaching

FAMILY

LANGUAGES

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Live simply. Love generously. Learn constantly.

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