The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) made several awards for outstanding research papers to College of Design graduate students, alumni, and faculty at its annual meeting last month.
- Jung Mee Mum (PhD candidate), Kristy Janigo (MS candidate), and Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising) for their paper "Tatoo and Self" in the social psychology category
- Hye-Young Kim (Retail Merchandising), Ji Young Lee (PhD candidate), Dooyoung Choi, (MS candidate) Juanjuan Wu and Kim Johnson (both Retail Merchandising)for their research on "Perceived Benefits of Retail Loyalty Programs: Their effects on program loyalty and customer loyalty" in the merchandising category
- Juanjuan Wu (Retail Merchandising), HaeWon Ju (PhD candidate), Jieun Kim (PhD candidate), Cara Damminga (MS candidate), Hye-Young Kim, and Kim Johnson (both Retail Merchandising) for their research on "Fashion product display dominant by color, visual texture, and style coordination: An experiment with mock shop" in the visual merchandising category
- Minjeong Kang (MS Retail Merchandising, 2006; PhD Retail Merchandising, 2009) and Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising) for their research on "Retail therapy: Scale development" in the consumer behavior track
- Sharron Lennon, JaeHa Lee (BS Retail Merchandising, 2004; MS Retail Merchandising, 2006; PhD Retail Merchandising, 2008), Minjeong Kim, and Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising) received Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business research award for outstanding research addressing social responsibility and sustainability issues for their research "Consumer Misbehavior on Black Friday: Individual and situational antecedents"