Contact LAC, F-121A

Pamela Knights
Program Director, Fashion Design

Pamela Knights earned a BS in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Art and Architecture. While in college she had the opportunity to work for several fashion businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC through the professional practice program offered at UC. After moving to Long Beach with her husband, she worked as a designer for swimwear and Juniors sportswear companies such as Ocean Pacific and Barely Legal for 10 years in the active wear market. 

Contact LAC, F-123

Debra Habberfield
Dept. Head & Professor, Family & Consumer Studies

Debra Abbitt Schaefer was the former fashion merchandiser for a large apparel manufacturer. She worked directly with the president and co-owners for overall planning: style direction, coloration, fabrication and product development. She interacted with all departments: design, production and sales. Debra traveled world-wide for research, production and quality control.