Marie Aja-Herrera

  • B.A., Birmingham Polytechnic
  • M.A., London Institute, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

"Life and my family, especially my 3-year-old son Orlando."

Marie Aja-Herrera | Fashion professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Hon Ph.D., fashion, The Borgia Palace, Florence, Italy, 2006; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Woman of the Year in Education; and many more


USA Alumni Association, The University of The Arts, Central St. Martins; Associate of The Clothing and Footwear Institute (ACFI); The Fashion Group International; LSAID Licentiate of the Industrial Artists & Designers; Hon. Elected Member, the Polish Union of Artists

Previous Positions

Head of design, Twins Enterprise PLC; dean faculty of art and design, The American University in Dubai; brand/design director CAD, Jacques Vert PLC; chair of fashion design and chair of fashion merchandising, The American College in London; freelance design consultancy; lecturing

Publications and presentations



  • Preface on Fashion and Art for new book by Stephanie Hoppen, "Picture Perfect Fashion in Art," 2004
  • Editorial in Threads magazine: "The Avant-garde and Futurism in Fashion," 2004



  • Key speaker, annual International Textiles Review Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 2007
  • Invited by The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta to give a lecture, "First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image," 2005