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Oklahoma State University
Riata Center for Entrepreneurship

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Mihyun Kang

Mihyun Kang is a Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising (Interior Design) in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University and holds the Chris Salmon Endowed Professorship. She earned a Ph.D. in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota and has commercial interior design experience that includes design work in Korea, China, and U.S. She focuses her scholarly work on sustainable interior design to minimize negative effects and maximize positive effects on environmental, economic, and social systems over the life cycle of a building. She also has interests in design for special populations to solve complex contemporary interior design problems. Her research has been funded by the American Society of Interior Designs (ASID), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and other entities. Her work as a Riata Faculty Fellow focuses on examining design features that assist entrepreneurs with enhancement of place attachment in coworking environments. 

Current Project

Mihyun Kang is a professor in the Design, Housing and Merchandising department. Her scholarly work focuses on sustainability in terms of both interior design and facility management to minimize negative effects on environmental, economic, and social systems over the life cycle of a building. For the Riata Faculty Fellows, Kang is currently conducting research on co-working environments for entrepreneurs. Through examining co-working spaces throughout Oklahoma, interviewing co-working participants, and identifying emerging themes, Kang will provide a basis for further research into place attachment in co-working environments.