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Oklahoma State University

Mihyun Kang

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Professor/ Chris Salmon Professor

434C Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4299
Fax: 405-744-6910

mihyun.kang@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. University of Minnesota Interior Design
M.S. Iowa State University Interior Design
B.S. Yonsei University, Korea Housing and Interior Design

Expertise

I focus my scholarly work on sustainability in terms of both interior design and facility management to minimize negative effects and maximize positive effects on environmental, economic, and social systems over the life cycle of a building. I also have interests in design methodology for special populations to solve complex contemporary interior design problems.

Publications

  • Lies, M., Kang, M., & Sample, R. (2017). Place attachment and design features in a rural senior cohousing community. Housing and Society 44(1-2) 41-64.
  • Chandrasekera, T., Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., & Choo, P.(2017). Augmenting Space: Enhancing health, safety and well-being of older adults through hybrid spaces. Technology and Disability 29, 141-151.
  • Lies, M., & Kang, M. (2017). A case study of a rural senior cohousing community with attention restoration and nature. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 3(2) 9-18.
  • Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., Thompson, R., & VanDusen A. (2017). An analysis of energy and cost saving opportunities: Lighting system considerations for institutional foodservice facility. Journal of Facility Management 15(2), 207-226. 
  • Roberts, E., Bishop, A., Ruppert-Stroescu, M., Clare, G., Hermann, J., Singh, C.,  Balasubramanian, M., Struckmeyer, K., Kang, M., & Slevitch, L. (2017). Active aging for L.I.F.E.: An intergenerational public health initiative addressing perceptions and behaviors around longevity, independence, fitness and    engagement. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 3(33) 211-222.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., Kang, M., & Zhang, X. (2017). Illuminance levels in social spaces of an older adults facility. Industrials and Systems Engineering 2(2) 21-27.
  • Kang, M., Jayadas, A. & Peek, G. (2017). Falls and older adults. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet          T-4423.
  • Kang, M., Ahn, K., & Kennedy, K. (2016). Furniture influenced by ethnicity and historical period in the Oklahoma’s Native American Territory. International Journal of Designed Objects 10(4), 1-6.
  • Lee, S., & Kang, M. (2016). Consumers’ awareness, perceptions, attitudes, and purchase intentions for environment-friendly interior materials and products. Design Principles and Practice: An International    Journal – Annual Review 9, 25-37.
  • Hebert, P. R., & Kang, M. (2016). Considering gender effects: STEM internship at a U.S. National Laboratory. Asian Journal of Engineering Technology 4(3), 44-53.
  • Thompson, R., & Kang, M. (2015). Housing as a cultural subsystem: A unifying metatheory of production. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities,1(5), 465-469. 
  • Kang, M., Lyon, M., & Kramp, J. (2015). Senior cohousing residential design features for perceived autonomy. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(3), 258-265.
  • Hebert, P. R., Sammons, T., Kang, M., & Lee, H.-J. (2015). An examination of an illuminated pedestrian and bike path in a southern U.S. town. Asian Journal of Engineering Technology, 3(3), 141-150.
  • Kang, M., Choo, P., & Watters, C.(2015). Design for experiencing: Participatory design approach with   multidisciplinary perspectives. Procedia –Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174, 830-833.
  • Hebert, P. R., & Kang, M (2015). Facilitating move management: Examining existing equipment at a National Laboratory. Management, 2(5), 34-39.
  • Kang, M., Peek, G., & Roberts, E. (2015). Senior cohousing: Creating connections and maintaining autonomy. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet T-5145.
  • Clare, G., Hebert, P. R, Lee, H.-J., Kang, M., Chung, Y., Leong, J., & Slevitch, L. (2014). Seeing the light: Consumer perceptions of ground beef packaging. Management, 4(4), 77-89.
  • Kang, M., & Hebert, P. R. (2014). Case study of a custom colored carpet tile prototype utilizing sustainable sampling. Facilities, 32(3), 104-119.
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., & Thompson, R. (2014) Energy saving via lighting study at U.S. National Laboratories. Facilities, 32(7), 396-410.
  • Hebert, P. R., Herman, J., Kang, M., & Peek, G. (2014). Sunlight and health issues. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet L-452.
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., & Peek, G.(2014). Light at night. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet L-451.
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M.,  Peek, G., & Frazier, S. (2014). Basic interior lighting for rural facilities. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet L-446.
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., & Kramp, J. (2013). Safety lighting: Exterior illumination at an existing U.S. Government facility. Journal of Facility Management, 11(3), 210-225.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., & Kang, M. (2013). Color and light. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet L-428.
  • Lee, S. & Kang, M.   (2013). Innovation characteristics and intention to adopt sustainable facilities management practices. Ergonomics, 56(3), 480-491.
  • Lyon, M., Kang, M., & Kramp, J.  (2013). Case study of senior cohousing development in a rural community. Journal of Extension, 51(6). 6RIB3.
  • Peek, G., Hebert, P. R., Frazier, S., & Kang, M. (2013). Measuring lighting with useful tools. Journal of Extension, 51(5). 5T0T7.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., & Kang, M. (2012). Electric lighting, vision and aging eyes. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  Fact Sheet L -419.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., & Kang, M. (2012). Sustainable security lighting. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  Fact Sheet L -418.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., & Kang, M. (2012). Light and fading. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Fact Sheet L-417.
  • Kang, M., Lyon, M., & Kramp, J.  (2012). Older adult’s motivation and expectation toward senior cohousing in a rural community. Housing and Society, 39(2), 187-202.
  • Lyon, M., Kang, M., Gregory, D., & Peek, G. (2011). Senior Cohousing. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Fact Sheet T-5142.
  • Ahn, K. & Kang, M.   (2010). Enhancement of critical and analytical thinking in the context of interior design history. Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association Journal 2010, 116-127.
  • Gam, H., Cao, H., Farr, C., & Kang, M. (2010). Quest for the eco-apparel market: A study of mothers' willingness to purchase organic cotton clothing for their children. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(6), 648-656.
  • Lyon, M., Ownbey, S.F., & Kang, M. (2009). Interior designer’s perception of the influence of technology on workplace performance. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 6(1), 67-75.
  • Kang, M. & Guerin, D.   (2009). The state of environmentally sustainable interior design practice. American Journal of Environmental Science, 5(2), 161-168.
  • Kang, M. & Guerin, D.   (2009). The characteristics of interior designers who practice environmentally sustainable interior design. Environment and Behavior, 41(2), 170-184.
  • Kang, M. & Russ, R.R.   (2009). Activities that promote wellness for older adults in rural communities. Journal of Extension, 47(5). 5RIB2.
  • Kang, M., Kang, J., & Barnes, B. (2008). Interior designer characteristics influencing sustainable energy awareness and application. International Journal of Spatial Design and Research, 8, 17-28.
  • Kang, M., Russ, R.R., & Ryu, J.  (2008). Wellness for Older Adults in Daily Life. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Fact Sheet T-2237.
  • Kang, M. (2007). A computer database of design methodological tool patterns for interior designers. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 4(3), 45-61.
  • Kang, M. (2007). Book review: Lighting for hospitals and heath care facilities. Lighting Design and Application, 37(9), 62.
  • Kang, M. & Lee, S.   (2007). Sustainable interior design factors and their application in the U.S. Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal, 16(5), 107-114.
  • Barnes, B., Kang, M., & Cao, H. (2006). Sustainable characteristics of earthbag housing. Housing & Society, 33(2). 21-32.
  • Kang, M. (2003). Sustainable design for the built environment. Implications, 1(6), 1-3.
  • Kang, M., Kim, E., Ryu, Y., Lee, J., Lee, H., & Hwang, H. (1994). An analysis of residential environment of multifamily housing in basement. The Buhak Journal, 27, 69-78.          

Presentations

  • Kang, M. (2017). Incorporating problem based learning for interior design students to enhance global perspectives. International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Berlin, Germany 
  • Hill, S. & Kang, M. (2017). Examination of older adults housing preference. International Conference on Constructed Environment, Krakow, Poland (Virtual presentation)
  • Pereira, G. F., & Kang, M. (2017). Space planning influenced on social interaction between residents in an urban senior cohousing community. International Conference on Constructed Environment, Krakow, Poland
  • Roberts, E., Ruppert-Stroescu, M., Bishop, A., Clare, G., Hermann, J. Struckmeyer, K., Kang, M. (2017). Assessing Outcomes for the Intergenerational Active Aging for L.I.F.E. Public Health Initiative, International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lies, M., & Kang, M. (2017). Place attachment through nature boding in a senior cohousing community. Environmental Design Research Association, Madison, WI
  • Pereira, G. F., Kang, M. , Amaral, F. G., & Batista, V. J. (2017). Brazilian older adults perceptions on bed design fractures. Environmental Design Research Association, Madison, WI
  • Hebert, P. R., Chaiyakul, Y., Aruni, N., Kang, M., Clare, G., & Roberts, E. (2017). Considering the quality and quantity of lighting in an older adult congregated facility chapel in Northeastern Thailand: An in situ study.     Environmental Design Research Association, Madison, WI
  • Hebert, P. R., Chaiyakul, Y., Aruni, N., Roberts, E. Kang, M., & Clare, G. (2017).Interdisciplinary, Inter- institutional Fulbright Project in Thailand: Considering How Light and Room Finishes May Effect Older Adults’ Worship in a Catholic Chapel, Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Asheville, NC
  • Lies, M., Kang, M., & Sample, R. (2017). Place attachment and design features in a rural senior cohousing    community. Interior Design Educators Council Conference, Chicago, IL 
  • Sample, R., Kang, M. & Lies, M. (2017). First and third places in the oldest senior cohousing community in the United States. Interior Design Educators Council Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Hebert, P. R., Rualsungnoen, S. Butla, R. S., Pongpimol, S,. Asarach, A, Brahmasakha, C, Tonmitr, N, and Kang, M. (2017). Examining barriers to health and safety of older adults and physically challenged at a facility in Thailand: Comparison to Thailand and U.S. accessibility guidelines. Health Disparity Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Chandrasekera, T., Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., & Choo, P. (2016). Augmented reality based object locating and information system mobile application for individuals suffering from disabilities.Environmental Design     Research Association, Raleigh, NC
  • Jayadas, A.,& Kang, M. (2016). Empathic design of furniture for patients and caregivers in rural communities.Environmental Design Research Association, Raleigh, NC
  • Lies, M.,& Kang, M. (2016). Senior cohousing residential design features for social interactions. Interior Design   Educators Council Conference, Portland, OR*
  • Hebert, P. R., Braine, S., Hill, S., Clare, G., & Kang, M. (2016). In situ case studies of pediatric hospital units in the  U.S. and India with comparisons to industry illuminance recommendations. Health Disparity Conference, New Orleans, LA  
  • Jayadas, A.,& Kang, M. (2016). Improving ergonomics for the safety, comfort and health of caregivers.   Chautauqua: Conference on Family Resilience, Tulsa, OK
  • Jayadas, A.,& Kang, M. (2015). Prolonged sitting in hospital waiting rooms: Is an innovative cushion the solution?  Tulsa Research Partners Citywide Research Day, Oklahoma Innovation Institute, Tulsa, OK
  • Roberts, E., & Kang, M.(2015). Evaluation of state-of-the-art care models for individuals with dementia in Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic. Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Education Meeting, Calgary, Canada
  • Kang, M., & Hebert, P. R.,  (2015). Engaging youth to develop product visual prototype for travelers with physical    challenges. Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference–Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor,  Elevating Impact, University Park, PA
  • Hebert, P. R., & Chandrasekera, T., & Kang, M. (2015). Faculty and students benefit the Smithsonian: Querying  facility mangers. Annual Oklahoma Service Learning Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Kang, M., Choo, P., & Kennedy, K.(2015). Engaging in social changes: Enriching multidisciplinary participatory design. International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Barcelona, Spain
  • Kang, M., & Hebert, P. R. (2015). Case study of facility move management at a National Laboratory. Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Honolulu, HA
  • Hebert, P. R. Kang, M., Clare, G., Lee, H.-J., Chung, Y., Slevitch, L., & Leong, J. (2015). Utilizing system thinking and concept mapping to identify interdisciplinary research opportunities: Considering the effects of light on meat products. Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Honolulu, HA
  • Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., Thompson, R., & Kramp, J. (2014). An examination of lighting system energy and cost saving for cafeterias at the workplace. Eco Architecture, Siena, Italy
  • Hebert, P. R., Clare, G., Slevitch, L., Leong, J., Chung, Y., Kang, M., Lee, H.-J., Cha, J., Chin., J., & Compaore, C.     (2014). Reducing risks of food borne illness through community engagement: A pilot study. Engagement  Scholarship Consortium Conference–Engaging for Change: Changing for Engagement, Alberta, Canada
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., Barraclough, C., & Schram, L. (2014). Museum-University partnership facilitates lighting  design competition. Mountain-Plains Museums Association Conference, Snowmass, CO
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., Barraclough, C., & Schram, L. (2014). Empirical case study of a community museum's  exhibit lighting: Exposing gaps between museum lighting recommendations and real world practices.   Mountain-Plains Museums Association Conference, Snowmass, CO
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., Barraclough, C., & Schram, L. (2014). Considering light emitting diodes (LEDs) for a   community museum renovation: A University-conducted focus group. Mountain-Plains Museums Association  Conference, Snowmass, CO
  • Kang, M., Choo, P., & Watters, C.(2014). Design for experiencing: Participatory design approach with   multidisciplinary perspectives. International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Paris, France
  • Choo, P., Kang, M., & Watters, C. (2014). Participatory design: Multidiscipline co-design by graphic design, interior design and entrepreneurship students.Environmental Design Research Association, New Orleans, LA 
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., Kang, M., & Frazier, S. (2014). Environmental impact of workplace lighting choices in ruralOklahoma. Environmental Impact, Ancona, Italy
  • Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., & Jean. E. (2014). Product visual prototype for travelers with physical challenges. Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, Stillwater, OK 
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., & Jean. E. (2014). Summer design camp examining needs of travelers with disabilities. Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, Stillwater, OK
  • Kang, M., Lyon, M., & Kramp, J. (2013). Home design features promoted place attachment and perceived autonomy  for older adults. Housing Education Research Association Conference, Tulsa, OK
  • Hebert, , P. R., Kang, M., Peek, G., & Zhang, X. (2013).  Examination of existing Illumination at an urban continuing care retirement center. Housing Education Research Association Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Hebert, P. R., Kang, M., & Thompson, R. (2013).  Continuing care retirement center field study and the Americans with disabilities act. Housing Education Research Association Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Hebert, P. R., Sammons, T., Kang, M., & Lee, H.-J. (2013).  Pedestrian and bike path illumination: Comparing the needs of student and senior community stakeholders. Western Social Science Association Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Hebert, P. R., Sammons, T., Kang, M., & Lee, H.-J. (2013).  Pedestrian and bike path illumination for safety and security. Urban Transport. Kos, Greece.
  • Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., & Kamp, J. (2013).  Examination of exterior safety lighting at existing U.S. government buildings. Environmental Design Research Association. Providence, RI.
  • Kang, M., Lyon, M., & Kramp, J. (2013).  Home design features promoted place attachment and perceived autonomy for older adults. Housing Education Research Association Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Hebert, P. R., Peek, G., & Kang, M. (2012).  Lighting the way for consumers: Development of library of lighting fact sheet. Housing Education Research Association Conference. Roanoke, VA.
  • Lee, S.Y. & Kang, M.   (2012).  Innovation characteristics and intention to adopt sustainable facilities management practice. Interior Design Educators Council. Baltimore, MD.
  • Lyon, M. & Kang, M.   (2012).  Case study of senior cohousing development in a rural community. Environmental Design Research Association. Seattle, WA.
  • Kang, M. & Hebert, P.R.   (2011).  Case study of sustainable sampling for a custom colored carpet tile prototype. Design for a Small Planet, Environmentally Responsible Interior Design Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Kang, M. & Lyon, M.   (2011).  Older adult’s perceived behavior for senior cohousing in rural community. Constructed Environment Conference. Chicago, IL (Virtual presentation).
  • Lee, S. & Kang, M.   (2011).  Consumers’ perceptions, attitudes, and purchase intentions for environment-friendly interior materials and products. Design for a Small Planet, Environmentally Responsible Interior Design Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Hebert, P. R. & Kang, M.   (2010).  Sustainable lighting products in single family residential exteriors and landscapes: Querying homebuilders regarding awareness, clients' influence, and adoption behavior. Housing Education Research Association Conference. Portland, OR.
  • Kang, M., Hebert, P. R., & Chaney, S. (2010).  Quest for sustainable lighting products in single family residences: A pilot study of homebuilders awareness and adoption. Interior Design Educators Council Southwest Regional Conference. Fayetteville, AR.
  • Cao, H., Kang, M., & Farr, C. (2009).  Advancing public role in sustainable development. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Kansas City, MO.
  • Kang, M. & Park, N.   (2009).  Specifying Sustainable Carpet for Interior Environments. International Conference Green Tech, Eco Life, & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow. Seoul, Korea.
  • Russ, R.R. & Kang, M.   (2009).  Supporting wellness in rural senior centers: The role of the physical environment. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Kansas City, MO.
  • Ahn, K. & Kang, M.   (2008).  Student design applications incorporating analytical and critical thinking in the context of interior design history. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Montreal, QC.
  • Kang, M., Ahn, K., & Richards, L. (2008).  Furniture in the Oklahoma’s Indian Territory. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Kang, M., Kang, J., & Barnes, B. (2008).  Interior designers’ sustainable energy awareness and application. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Montreal, QC.
  • Kang, M. & Russ, R.R.   (2008).  Activities that promote wellness for older adults in rural communities. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Lyon, M., Ownbey, S.F., Kang, M., & Frey, L. (2008).  Technology in interior design firms: The changing face of design. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Montreal, QC.
  • Barnes, B. & Kang, M.   (2007).  Earthbag building system and sustainable prosperities. Metrocon. Dallas, TX.
  • Barnes, B., Kang, M., & Cao, H. (2007).  Sustainable characteristics of earthbag housing. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Austin, TX.
  • Beitz, B. & Kang, M.   (2007).  Design for the lifespan. Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Cherdena, D., Drab, T., Kang, M., & Lynne, R. (2007).  Fortifying identity: Designing a theme park environment. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Austin, TX.
  • Choo, P. & Kang, M.   (2007).  The visual identity of Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers. International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, HA.
  • Fields D., Catlin, A., Bailey, R., Ahn, K., & Kang, M. (2007).  Role of interior designers and merchandisers in marketing and promotion strategies for small rural communities. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Sacramento, CA.
  • Kang, M. & Choo, P.   (2007).  Branding of Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Sacramento, CA.
  • Kang, M. & Guerin, D.   (2006).  The analysis of environmentally sustainable interior design practice. Environmental Design Research Association Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kang, M. & Guerin, D.   (2006).  The characteristics of interior designers who practice environmentally sustainable interior design. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Kang, M. & Guerin, D.   (2006).  The state of environmentally sustainable interior design practice. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Kang, M. (2002).  A Computer Database of design methodological tool patterns for interior design. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Akkurt, C. & Kang, M.   (2000).  A play environment for children. World Congress on Environmental Design for the New Millennium. Seoul, Korea.
  • Akkurt, C., Bas, A., Cartland, C., Cathcart, L., Franco, R., Kang, M., Lee, J., U, C., & Williams, C. (1998).  Three cross-cultural projects as paradigms of sustainable design. Interior Design Educators Council Conference. New York, NY.

Courses Taught

Computer Aided Design for Interiors DHM  2073
Interior Design Studio II: Small Scale Contract DHM  2263
Supervised Field Experience DHM  2301
Communication and Presentation Techniques DHM  2993
Interior Design Pre-Internship Seminar DHM  3881
Interior Design Studio III: Large Scale Contract DHM  4263
Interior Design Studio V: Large Scale Commercial* DHM  4264
Facility Management and Design DHM  4433
Interior Design Professional Internship DHM  4824
Facility Management and Design DHM  4850
Orientation to Graduate Studies in DHM DHM  5001
Theoretical Perspective for DHM DHM  5003
Theories of Creative Process in DHM DHM  5113
Constructed Environment and Human Behavior DHM  5343
Research Methods in DHM DHM  6133