Skip top navigation

School of Fashion

Jill Carey, M.Ed.

Faculty profile picture

Office: Donahue

Tel: 617-243-2299



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

The relationship between dress and cultural understanding is at the core of Jill Carey's teaching and research in the field of historic clothing. She was honored by Lasell University as the Joan Weiler Arnow Professor'49, a three-year endowed position awarded for excellence in teaching and community impact. Carey has presented on various topics related to historic and contemporary fashion at a variety of academic institutions, corporations, and professional conferences in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has co-authored two books, The Fashionable Nurse and Fashion and Satire. Her curatorial efforts on behalf of the Lasell Fashion Collection have resulted in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant award and recognition as "Best College Collection" by Boston Magazine. 

Jill Carey consistently works with students to install public exhibitions that center on resources provided by the Lasell Fashion Collection. Venues such as the American Textile History Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Rosecliff Mansion and the Society of Illustrators in NYC have hosted this collaboration centered on experiential education. Most recently, the collection inherited over 1,200 museum quality artifacts while further developing a global profile of dress from Vietnam, Mexico and Japan. In the years prior to her faculty appointment at Lasell University, Jill Carey developed and expanded the study of historic clothing as a core requirement in a variety of fashion programs in the Boston area.


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."