Dr. Jiyun Kang is currently an Associate Professor of Merchandising in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. Her research focuses on social responsibility, particularly in the areas of sustainable consumption, ethical decision making for individuals as well as corporations, sustainable innovation adoption and diffusion, and consumer well-being. Dr. Kang has expertise in quantitative methods including multi-level modeling and marketing matrix (e.g., scaling).
Dr. Kang has published peer-reviewed articles in top-tier journals within the field of consumer studies. This includes publications such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, and Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Dr. Kang has been awarded as the FCSRJ Emerging Scholar of the Year by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2012 and 2014 respectively. She also received the Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business Research Award as well as Best Paper Awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association. Dr. Kang has earned external grants as a principle Investigator from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea, and American Association of University Women.
Dr. Kang is strongly committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In recognizing her teaching endeavor, she received the Teaching Award of Honor from the Texas State Alumni Association in 2012. Dr. Kang serves as an Associate Editor for Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.
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