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Professor Kim Hahn

Research Interest

Reflect diverse aspects of the fashion industry, Build a body of scholarly knowledge, Theory in the area of consumer behaviors, Social psychological aspects of the fashion industry, Paying particular attention to the influence of technology, Intergenerational and cross-cultural differences


Kim Hahn is a Professor and Associate Director at Kent State University in The Fashion School.  She earned both her master’s degree (majoring in Apparel design) and doctoral degree (majoring in Apparel Merchandising) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She 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.