Shelley E. Kohan

Associate Professor, Fashion Business Management

Fashion Institute of Technology

Shelley E. Kohan is an associate professor at Fashion Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on retail management, marketing, analytics, and leadership. She is a highly accomplished senior executive having served in the retail industry for over 25 years. Shelley has spoken and presented at various retail conferences and broadcast media throughout the industry. She is a podcaster and writer at The Robin Report, a media platform that provides insights and analysis on the retail sector. She is a senior contributor to, where she writes articles on all things retail. As a retail pundit, Shelley has been interviewed across many publications and media including NBC Nightly News, Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Reuters, The Washington Post, Fortune and Chain Store Age. She is a member of the RetailWire BrainTrust and a Rethink Retail Top Retail Expert.