Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
M.S. Oklahoma State University
B.S. Kon-Kuk University
Areas of Focus:
Sustainability (Building Energy, Sustainable Architecture and Design)
The sustainability dimensions of my work are related to sustainability education and lifestyle practices.
Nam-Kyu Park is an Associate Professor in the Department of Interior Design. She is a LEED accredited professional and NCIDQ certified interior designer. Also, she possesses Evidence-based Design accreditation (EDAC), and a LC-Lighting Certificate. She teaches a broad range of coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, from design studios focused on retail, hospitality, health care and office environments, to interior lighting design, building systems, interior design detailing, and graduate research seminars. Her research focuses on optimizing well-being, health, and human behavior through the design of the built environment. Theories of environment-behavior and social psychology thread together in her research program using a mixed methods research design. Her principle areas of research address the impact of lighting in interior environments and environmental design for special needs populations. She also examines cultural dimensions of the built environment defining environmental and social sustainability. The scholarship of Dr. Park and her students has been well presented internationally and nationally and has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals. Currently she is serving as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Interior Design.