dha College of Design

Hye-Young Kim, Ph.D.


Specialties & Expertise

  • Strategic Retailing Management

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainable Post Occupancy Evaluation


Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)

  • RM 4217 International Retail Markets (Liberal Education Course: Global Perspectives Theme)

  • RM 4123/ApSt 5123 Living in a Consumer Society

  • RM 4248 Creative Leadership in Retailing

  • ApSt 8271 Retailing: Strategic Perspectives   

 Selected Scholarship

  • Yoo, J., & Kim, H-Y. (2015). Influences of parental attachment and life satisfaction on social tanning behaviors among college students. American Journal of Health Studies. 30(3), 128-134.

  • Kim, H-Y. (2015). Shifting retail aesthetics: Theory and practice. Implications. InformeDesign. Archived at http://www.informedesign.org/Implications/Issues-of-Implications
  • Johnson, K. K. P., Kim, H-Y., Mun, J., & Lee, J. (2015). Keeping customers shopping in stores: Interrelationships among store attributes, shopping enjoyment, and place attachment. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 25(1), 20-34.

  • Freihoefer, K., Guerin D., Martin, C., Kim, H-Y., & Brigham, J. K. (2015). Occupants’ satisfaction with, and physical readings of, thermal, acoustic, and lighting conditions of sustainable office workspaces. Indoor and Built Environment, 24(4), 457-472.

  • Kim, H-Y. (2014). Retail loyalty programs: Are they truly beneficial for your customers? The Knowledge. Levitt Group, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Archived at http://www.levittgroup.org.uk/

  • Kim, H-Y., Johnson, K. K. P., Kang, J., & Lee. J. (2014). Latino retail entrepreneurship in Minnesota: Implications for Extension educators. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(1), 90-101.

  • Yoo, J., & Kim, H-Y. (2014). Perceived negative health effect of tanning (PNHET): The interface between tanning attitudes and behaviors. Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, 32(1), 6-19.

  • Kim, H-Y., Lee, J., Choi, D., Wu, J., Johnson, K. K. P. (2013). Perceived benefits of retail loyalty programs: Their effects on program loyalty and customer loyalty. Journal of Relationship Marketing, 12(2), 95-113.

  • Kang, K., Johnson, K. K. P., & Kim, H-Y. (2013). Relationship of parenting style and perceived value of characterized children’s fashion products. Journal of Fashion Business, 17(3), 15-29.


Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business Research (JBR), Special Issue on Luxury Brand Strategies and Customer Experiences: Design, Fashion, Hospitality, Marketing, Psychology, and Tourism Contributions to Theory and Practice, 2015

  • Editorial Board Member, Fashion and Textiles, 2013 – Present

  • Associate Editor for the Special Issue of Clothing & Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ) Focused on Fashion and Health, 2012


  • Youngone Best Paper Award, Global Marketing Conference, 2012, 2014

  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Design, University of Minnesota, 2012

  • ITAA Best Paper Award, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2007, 2008, 2010

  • ACRA Best Paper Award, American Collegiate Retailing Association, 2005, 2008, 2011


Associate Professor

Program Director

Retail Merchandising Program


Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

352 McNeal
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136



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