After graduating from UCLA (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Art History) with a scholarly focus on eighteenth century English portraiture, gender and family representation, Parme Giuntini joined the faculty of Otis College of Art and Design. Working at an art college proved to be so challenging, productive and fun that she never left. As the Assistant Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Director of Art History, she has been instrumental in teaching, designing, and supervising courses that address both fine art and visual culture. Her involvement with studio faculty nurtured an interest in fashion and culture and led to a remarkable collaboration with Kathryn Hagen, the former head of Fashion Illustration at Otis and current Chair of Fashion at Woodbury University. This resulted in the 2007 publication of GARB: A Fashion and Culture Reader. For the past five years her scholarly focus has been curriculum design, educational technology and active learning strategies with a special emphasis on online learning and information.