Saheli Goswami

  • Associate Professor
  • Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • Phone: 401.874.9294
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  • Office Location: 309A, Quinn Hall


Saheli Goswami, Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences – Textile and Apparel Management from the University of Missouri, joined the TMD Department in the College of Business at URI in 2017. Trained and expert in Organizational Change and Digital Globe, her research has centered on the need for effective management strategies for corporations, sustainability, and their impact on stakeholders, for a responsible textile and apparel supply chain. 

Before returning to academia, she worked for three years as a Merchandiser in the leather and apparel industry in India for clients such as Li & Fung, Next, House of Fraser, and Marks & Spencer.

Saheli is a member and committee chair for the International Textile and Apparel Association and serves on the editorial board for the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. She is also a member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and American Marketing Association. She also oversees the Sustainability Minor at the College of Business.

Full Bio


Saheli’s research has centered on the need for effective marketing and management strategies for corporations, sustainability, and their impact on stakeholders, for a responsible global fashion supply chain. As such, her scholarships focus on marketing, management, and consumer behavior areas. She is particularly interested in the alignment of business goals and actions to the needs of stakeholders and support the Sustainable Development Goals within the industry. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the fashion industry, her research stems from her collective training in business, organizational change and conflict management, and global studies. She uses both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry as essential research paths in her work.

Her scholarship has received numerous awards including the Best Paper Award (Doctoral category) and Paper of Distinction award (Consumer Behavior track) from the International Textile and Apparel Association.

Professor Saheli Goswami has been selected for the Clothing and Textile Research Journal (CTRJ) Best Reviewer Award. She will receive the award at the 2024 ITAA conference.


Ph.D., Human Environmental Sciences, Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, 2017.
M.S., Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, 2014.
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Change, The Truman School, University of Missouri, 2017.
Graduate Certificate in Center for Digital Globe, University of Missouri, 2017.
B.S., Apparel Production, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, 2009.

Selected Publications

  • Goswami, S. & Bhaduri, G. (2023). Communicating Moral Responsibility: Stakeholder Capitalism, Types, and Perceptions. Sustainability, 15(5), 4386. doi
  • Bhaduri, G., & Goswami, S. (2023). I can Talk: Corporate Moral Responsibility, Word-of-Mouth, and Shared Values. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal0(0). 
  • Machado, L., & Goswami, S. (2023). Marketing sustainability within the jewelry industry. Journal of Marketing Communications, 1-16. doi  
  • Goswami, S. (2022). A bigger challenge: types of perceived corporate hypocrisy in employees and their resulting attitudes and turnover intentions. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 9(3), 471-488. 
  • Strübel, J., & Goswami, S. (2022). Clothing and Self Concept in Cisgender and Transgender Individuals. Gender Issues, 1-22
  • Goswami, S., & Bhaduri, G. (2021). Investigating the direct and indirect effects of perceived corporate hypocrisy on turnover intentions. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 1-15. doi
  • Goswami, S., Ha-Brookshire, J., & Bonifay, W. (2018). Measuring Perceived Corporate Hypocrisy: Scale Development in the Context of US Retail Employees. Sustainability10(12), 4756. doi

Press Mentions
Women’s Wear Daily (October 18, 2016): retail news trends analysis
Business IN Vancouver (October 24, 2016)
Business News Daily (October 23, 2016)