Dr. Mira Ahn

Dr. Mira Ahn


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Biography

Dr. Mira Ahn is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. She received her doctorate in Housing from Virginia Tech. Her earlier academic background includes Statistics (B.S.) and Architectural Design (M.A.). Before teaching at Universities, she worked in the housing division at the Korea National Housing Cooperation as a researcher, where she participated in several projects related to housing planning and residential space design.

Her research has focused on the relationships between housing and the environment, especially housing for the elderly and changing environments surrounding the aging population. It concentrates on perceptions and housing adjustment behavior of older adults related to their home environment and adoption of residential technologies by older adults. Her recent research interest is aging in community. Based on her past research on perceptions and behavior of older residents, she is expanding her interest into the community. As an active housing researcher, Dr. Ahn has published research articles in referred journals and made presentations at national and international conferences. Recently, she received a Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) Early Career Housing Award in 2011.