Danielle Sponder Testa is an expert in the relationship between people, products, and the surrounding environment.
Testa’s research builds on her corporate retail and consulting career, providing practical insights into the needs of retailers, professionals, and consumers. Her research explores the impact of strategic changes in retail including internationalization, sustainability strategies, channel strategies, and the retail employee experience.
Testa is an assistant professor in the School of Art. She teaches courses in merchandising, fashion management, and fashion forecasting. She also researches in the areas of sustainability, technology, and human interactions with fashion systems.
Her research and teaching continue to be inspired by her industry career. Testa is an experienced retail consultant and trend forecaster and has partnered with leading global retailers and brands, recently, as a Senior Consultant at WGSN.