Keynotes, Special Sessions, and Workshops

Demystifying Faculty Salaries

  • Jana M. Hawley (University of North Texas)
  • Lynn M. Boorady (Oklahoma State University)
  • Sanjukta Pookulangara (University of North Texas)
  • Hye-Shin Kim (University of Delaware)


Talking about salaries is like talking about religion and politics--something best kept unsaid. Programs of textiles and apparel grew out of the home economics tradition, but today's faculty are prepared with backgrounds in business, economics, data analytics, design thinking, and sustainability science, among others. Yet salaries still reflect our home economics history--female dominant and often seen as dispensable. Evidence exists that open discussion about salaries can begin to bridge salary gaps and provide the power to change culture. A major issue with sharing salary information is that salary decisions are complex and faculty often do not understand the full picture. Theories in faculty salaries can be categorized into pay that either is a function of market competition or institutional forces; yet many other factors contribute to salary decisions. This session offers a deep discussion on the faculty salary issues. 

Keywords: Salaries, Administration, negotiations, CIP Codes, Salary Bias

How to Cite:

Hawley, J. M. & Boorady, L. M. & Pookulangara, S. & Kim, H., (2022) “Demystifying Faculty Salaries”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 79(1). doi:

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
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