Yvette teaches retailing courses: TMD 232 Fashion Retailing, TMD 332 Fashion Merchandise Buying, and TMD 432 Fashion Merchandising Operations Control. Research interests include fashion merchandising and marketing and minority consumer behavior. She directs retailing internships.
Yvette serves on the URI Foundation Grants Committee. She also advises at University College. Her professional organizations include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.