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Kim Hahn, Ph.D.

TT – Associate Director & Associate Professor, Fashion Merchandising

 Dr. Kim Hahn earned her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University in Seoul Korea, both her master’s degree (majoring in Apparel design) and doctoral degree (majoring in Apparel Merchandising) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to her arrival at KSU in 2011, she was an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout teaching undergraduate product development courses, advanced pattern development courses, and CAD pattern making employing OptiTex and Autocad. 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

By conducting research in the area of fashion merchandising and engaging in creative scholarship, Dr. Hahn has expertise in both fashion merchandising and design.  Dr. Hahn has been involved in research and creative scholarship that have focused on exploring the influences of cultural factors (Asian vs. Western).  Recently, she has expanded her research focus to integrate technology and sustainable design practice in both her empirical research and creative scholarship.  

Juried Exhibitions of Creative Scholarship:

  • Hahn, K.H., & J.H. Kim (October 2013). Amber Refraction, presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 70th ITAA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Award: Cotton Incorporated Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 1st Place - Professional Level

  • J.H. Kim, & Hahn, K.H. ( October, 2013), Celestial Symphony, presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 70th ITAA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Award: ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design - Professional

  • Hahn, K. H. (June 2013). Vonal Iteration, presented at the Surface Design Associations member's fashion show, Fabricate, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Kim, J. (June, 2013). Ohelo Refractions, presented at the Surface Design Associations member's fashion show, Fabricate, San Antonio, TX.
  • Kim, J.H., & Hahn, K. H. (June, 2013). Flying Cranes, presented at the Surface Design Associations member's fashion show, Fabricate, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Kim, J. (June, 2013). Ohelo Refractions, The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 104th Annual conference, Houston, TX.  
  • Kim, J., & Hahn, K. H. (June, 2013). Flying Cranes, The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 104th Annual conference, Houston, TX.  
  • Hahn, K. H., & Kim, J. (November, 2012). Ohelo Refractions, Juried live gallery exhibition presented at the 69th ITAA Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Collier, A. D. (June, 2012). Ebb and Flow, The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 103rd Annual conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.  
  • Hahn, K. H., & Collier, A. D. (March, 2012). Ebb and Flow, Juried Research Design exhibition presented at the BIFT-ITAA 2012 The Joint Symposium, Beijing, China.
  • Quevedo, V., & Hahn, K. H. (March, 2012). Deep Horizon, Juried Research Design exhibition presented at the BIFT-ITAA 2012 The Joint Symposium, Beijing, China.
  • Hahn, K. H. (October, 2010). Indigo Cross Hatch, Juried live gallery exhibition presented at the 67th ITAA Annual Conference, Montreal, CA.
    • Award: Sandra Hutton Award for Achievement in Fiber Arts
  • Hahn, K. H. (October, 2009). Monday Mourning, Juried live gallery exhibition presented at the 66th ITAA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Hahn, K. H. (November, 2008). Meshes in the Afternoon I, Juried live gallery exhibition presented at the 65th ITAA Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL.
  • Hahn, K. H. (November, 2008). Meshes in the Afternoon II, Juried live gallery exhibition to presented at the 65th ITAA Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL.
  • King, S., & Kim, H-Y (November, 2007). Lifecycle I- Arising Transformations, Juried live gallery exhibition presented at the 64th ITAA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Trout, B., & Kim, H-Y (November, 2004). Windows: Past and Present, Juried live gallery exhibition presented and Awarded 1st Runner Up Outstanding Faculty Design, Lectra Corp. at the 61st ITAA Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
    • Award: 1st Runner Up Outstanding Faculty Design, Lectra Corp., 2004.
  • Kim, H. Y. (June, 2001). Free in Moderation I, Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles and The international Textile and Apparel Association Joint World Conference, Juried Design competition, Seoul, Korea.

Publications:

  • Hahn, K. H., & Kim, J. (2013). Salient Antecedents of Mobile Shopping Intentions: Media Dependency, Fashion/Brand Interest, And Peer Influence, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, Published online Aug 8th 2013, doi:  10.1080/20932685.2013.817140.
  • Hahn, K. H., Collier, A., & Chyu, R. (2013). Resurgence of textile-making in contemporary Asian culture: Intergenerational differences, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Published online before print July 18, 2013, doi: 10.1177/0887302X13495733.
  • Ma, Y.J., Hahn, K. H., & Lee, H.H. (2012). Effect of Individual Difference on Online Review Perception and Usage Behavior: Need for Cognitive Closure and Demographics, Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, 36(12), 1270-1284.  
  • Kim, J., & Hahn, K. H. (2012). Effects of Personal Traits on Generation Y Consumer’s Attitude toward Mobile Commerce, Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments, 8(2), 133-156.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Ma, Y. J. (2011). Cross Cultural Study of the Influence of Self-Concept on Decision Making Styles, The Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel, 15(1), 81-97.
  • Dharavath, H., & Hahn, K. H. (2010). Green Printing: Colorimetric and Densitometric Analysis of Solvent-based and Vegetable Oil-based Inks of Multicolor Offset Printing, The Journal of Technology Studies, 35(2), 36-46.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Kim, J. (2009). The Effect of Offline Brand Trust and Perceived Internet Confidence on Online Shopping Intention in the Integrated Multi-Channel Context, The International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 27(2), 126-141.
  • Hahn, K. H., & Kean, R. (2009). The Influence of Self-Construals on Young Korean Consumers’ Decision Making Styles, Journal of Fashion Marketing & Management, 13(1), 6-19.

Courses Taught:

Currently she teaches Fashion Visuals lecture and lab as well as Seminar in Fashion Merchandising.

Awards and Grants

Stanforth, N.,  & Hahn, K. H. Socially responsible cotton. Cotton Education Program grant by the Cotton Incorporated. 2014 ($17,000)

Sandra Hutton Award for Achievement in Fiber Arts, International Textiles Apparel Association, 2010

Professor of the Year, Multicultural Student Services, UW-Stout, 2009

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Nebraska, 2005

1st Runner Up Outstanding Faculty Design, Lectra Corp.,International Textiles Apparel Association, 2004



Kim Hahn, Ph.D.
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School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
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