Professor Mary Sheehan Warren joined the Faculty at The Catholic University of America as an Adjunct in the Fall of 2016. Currently, she teaches Consumer Behavior and Fashion Marketing.
Mary has twenty-two years of experience as a social entrepreneur. She founded a Maryland-based non-profit organization dedicated to professional presence training (now called Success In Style), personally training hundreds of women from dozens of organizations across three continents to continue its mission in their respective locations. Currently, she is leading the Fashion Intelligence Project, an organization dedicated to sustainable fashion consumption.
Upon the publication of her book, It’s So You! Fitting Fashion to Your Life (Spence Publishing, 2007), Mary began her own consulting business, ISYFashion, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, working especially with businesses, professional organizations, universities, and individuals on professional development, personal branding, and general fashion education. She continues her work with ISYFashion in the Washington DC area and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Robert, and their five children.
She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park, and began her career in the early 1990’s as a corporate trainer for Josten’s Learning Corporation and later as an instructor for Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.
Mary has a passion for helping others to understand the true value of the human person through educating on the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, promoting an informed self-awareness in regard to body image and fashion choices, and fostering a better understanding of how the consumption of fashion (and all other goods and services) should serve our greater Community of Persons rather than the reverse.
In addition to teaching and advising undergraduate students at CUA, Mary also pursues these passions by serving on the Board of Directors of Success In Style, coordinating clothing donations and assisting with expansion; blogging on issues related to personal fashion choices, sustainable fashion, and professional presence; and promoting her series of workshops called “Slow Fashion: The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption” for The Fashion Intelligence Project.