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Jill Carey, M.Ed.

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Office: Donahue 301

Tel: 617-243-2299


Pronouns: She/her


  • M.S. in Education, Cambridge College
  • B.S., Syracuse University (London) & Skidmore College

Jill Mellor Carey is a professor of historic dress and Curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection. She held the title as the Joan Weiler Arnow '49 Professor, a three year endowed position awarded to a scholar-teacher whose commitment to teaching and personal interest in students enhances the learning process and makes significant contribution to the overall Lasell community. Carey’s research initiatives center on associations between dress and cultural symbolism where she has presented internationally on a variety of topics while also producing museum exhibitions in New England and New York City. Carey has co-authored two books, “The Fashionable Nurse” and “Fashion and Satire” while publishing book chapters and articles. Her curatorial efforts on behalf of the Lasell Fashion Collection have resulted in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant award while being recognized as “Best University Collection” by Boston Magazine.


The Fashionable Nurse a study of stylish professional dressing, 1910 - 1970 by Frederica A. Sharf with Catherine Pate & Jill Carey. Original Illustrations by Sammi Yang
Fashion and Satire: the Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson by Frederic A Sharf and Jill Carey with Dana Blanchette Hillary Brown Erin Lovett Victoria Sperrazza

What is your teaching philosophy for your Lasell courses?
"I consider teaching a journey of ideas, challenging surface interpretations of subject matter. By investigating possibilities and taking risks, students' discovery of their potential as engaged and progressive seekers of knowledge, becomes my greatest reward."