Kim Hahn, Ph.D. | Kent State University

Kim Hahn, Ph.D.

Kim Hahn, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim Hahn

Dr. Kim Hahn earned her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University in Seoul Korea and both her master’s degree (apparel design) and doctoral degree (apparel merchandising) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to her arrival at Kent State 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, Kim (May, 2016), Parhelion Dawn. Presented at the National Symposium of the Costume Society of America Juried Creative Design Exhibition, Cleveland, OH.
  • Hahn, Kim, & Hahn, D. (March, 2016), Euclidean Sunrise. Presented at the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Annual Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Hahn, Kim, & Hahn, D. (May, 2016), Amorphous Rift. Presented at the National Symposium of the Costume Society of America Juried Creative Design Exhibition, Cleveland, OH. 
  • Hahn, Kim, & Hahn, D. (March, 2016), Amorphous Rift. Presented at the RAGS Wearable Art Show, Tacoma, WA.
  • Quevedo, V., & Hahn, Kim (March, 2016). Deep Horizon. Presented at the RAGS Wearable Art Show, Tacoma, WA.
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  • Hahn, Kim (May, 2016), Vitreous Fractures. Presented at the National Symposium of the Costume Society of America Juried Creative Design Exhibition, Cleveland, OH.
  • Hahn, Kim (November, 2015), Vitreous Fractures. Presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 72nd ITAA Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM.
    • Award: Creative and Innovative Employment of Technique(s)
  • Hahn, Kim, & Hahn, D. (November, 2015), Euclidean Sunrise. Presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 72nd ITAA Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Hahn, Kim (November, 2015), Azure Striations. Presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 72nd ITAA Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Hahn, Kim (June, 2015), Azure Striations. The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 106th Annual conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Award: Best of Show
  • ​​​Hahn, Kim (June, 2015), Parhelion Dawn. The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 106th Annual conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Hahn, Kim (April, 2015), Magma Shrouds. Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. April 11th, 2015. Juried by Marcia Young and Laverne Zabielski
  • Hahn, Kim (November, 2014), Magma Shrouds. Presented at the Juried Fiber art live gallery exhibition at the 71th ITAA Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
    • Award: Sandra Hutton Award for Excellence in Fiber Arts
  • Hahn, Kim (June, 2014), Vonal Iteration. The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition presented at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 105th Annual conference, St Louis, MO.
  • Hahn, Kim (May, 2014), Vonal Iteration. Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. April 5th, 2014. Juried by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.
  • Hahn, Kim (June 2013). Vonal Iteration. Presented at the Surface Design Associations member's fashion show, Fabricate, San Antonio, TX.
  • 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.

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Hyun, J.H., Hahn, K.H., & Leslie, C.A. (2016). An analysis of individual and institutional contributions to the fashion marketing forum from 2004 – 2014, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 34(3), 179-195.
  • Hahn, K.H., & Kim, J.H., (2016). Understanding mobile phone case evaluative criteria of U.S. millennials, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 9(1), 23-31.
  • Lee, E.J., & Hahn, K.H. (2015). Tone in text and the effect on trust and choice confidence in online fashion shopping, Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, 39(5), 703-713.
  • Kim, J.H., & Hahn, K.H. (2015). The effects of self-monitoring tendency on young adult consumers’ mobile dependency. Computers in Human Behavior, 50(2015), 169-176.
  • Leslie, C., Hahn, K.H., Grieder, T., & Stanforth, N. (2015).  Collaborative production for sustainability and fashionability: A multi-course learning experience, International Journal of Arts Education, 10(4), ISSN: 2326-9944.
  • Lee, E.J., & Hahn, K.H. (2015). Tone of writing on fashion retail websites, social support, e-shopping, and category knowledge, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 33(2), 143-159.
  • Palomo-Lovinski, N., & Hahn, K.H. (2014). Fashion design industry impressions of current sustainable practices, Fashion Practice, 6(1), 87-106.
  • Park, H.J., & Hahn, K.H. (2014). Perception of firefighters’ turnout ensemble and level of satisfaction by body movement, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 7(2), 85-95.
  • Hahn, K.H., & Lee, E.J. (2014). Effect of psychological closeness on consumer attitudes toward fashion blogs: the moderating effect of fashion leadership and interpersonal LOV, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 5(2), 103-121.
  • Hahn, K.H., & Kim, J. (2013). Salient antecedents of mobile shopping intentions: Media dependency, fashion/brand interest and peer influence, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing4(4), 225-246.
  • Hahn, K.H., Collier, A., & Chyu, R. (2013). Resurgence of textile-making in contemporary Korean culture: Intergenerational differences, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 31(4), 215-230.
  • 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.

Awards and Grants

Over the Top Award for Deep Horizon (collaboration with Vince Quevedo), 2016 RAGS Wearable Art Show. Tacoma, Washington. (2016, $150)

2015 ITAA Award for Creative and Innovative Employment of Technique(s) for Vitreous Fractures, 72nd ITAA Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM (2015, $300)

Best of Show for Azure Striations, The Apparel, Textiles, & Design Juried Design Showcase and Exhibition at the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 106th Annual conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Outstanding Poster Award, 22nd Annual Celebrating college Teaching Conference, Kent State University Teaching Council, Kent, OH.

Sandra Hutton Award for Excellence in Fiber Arts for Magma Shrouds, 71st ITAA Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. (2014, $300)

Cotton Education Program Grant from Cotton Incorporated. [Stanforth, N., & Hahn, K. H. Socially responsible cotton.] (2014, $17,000)

Outstanding Poster Award, 21st Annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference, Kent State University Teaching Council, Kent, OH.

Cotton Incorporated Innovations in Cotton Design Award, 1st Place - Professional Level for Amber Refraction (collaboration with Jihyun Kim), 70th ITAA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. (2013, $1,000)

ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design – Professional for Celestial Symphony (collaboration with Jihyun Kim), 70th ITAA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. (2013, $500)

Outstanding Poster Award, 20th Annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference, Kent State University Teaching Council, Kent, OH.

Job Title

TT – Interim Director & Professor

Job Department

Fashion Design & Merchandising

Campus

Kent

Office Location

226B Rockwell Rockwell Hall

Phone

330-672-1453

Fax

330-672-3772