May Cygan Beard is an Associate Professor in the Fashion Merchandising and Design Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her years of experience working in the apparel industry in New York City for 15 years with companies such as Tommy Hilfiger and The Associated Merchandising Corporation has prepared May to lead the Merchandising Department in teaching classes, Branding, Product Development, Fashion Buying and Merchandising and Senior Symposium. May also leads the internship program for the department. She enjoys leading her students to success beyond the classroom. Beyond teaching May enjoys travelling as much as she can.