Faculty Profile for Dr. Mira Ahn

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Dr. Mira Ahn
Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 211
phone: (512) 245-4653

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ahn, M., Kwon, H. J., & Kang, J. (2020). Supporting aging-in-place well: Findings from a cluster analysis of the reasons for aging-in-place and perceptions of well-being. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39(1), 3–15. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464817748779
  • Ahn, M., Kang, J., & Kwon, H. J. (2020). The concept of aging in place as intention. The Gerontologist, 60(1), 50–59. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny167
  • Kang, J., Grable, K., Hustvedt, G., & Ahn, M. (2017). Sustainable water consumption: The perspective of Hispanic consumers. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 50, 94–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.02.005
  • Ahn, M., Beamish, J. O., & Goss, R. C. (2008). Understanding older adults’ attitudes and adoption of residential technologies. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 36(3), 243–260. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077727X07311504
  • Kwon, H. J., Ahn, M., Hwang, E., & Oh, C.-O. (2022). Korean older adults’ intention to choose home modifications: A case study of Busan residents. In Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference proceedings (pp. 5–7). Retrieved from https://housingeducators.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022-hera-proceedings-final.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Scholarship Activities. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for Spring 2019. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching Activities. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: , Presidential Awards for Excellence in Scholarship Activities. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Runner-up, Presidential Excellence in Scholarship Award. 2012

Selected Grants

  • Tyne, Intisar Ameen (Principal), Ahn, Mira (Co-Principal), Kabir, Md Mahruf (Co-Principal). 2023-2024 College of Applied Arts Undergraduate Research Learning Communities grant, 2023-2024 College of Applied Arts Undergraduate Research Learning Communities grant, Texas State University, $6000. (Submitted: July 27, 2023, Funded: July 31, 2024). Grant.
  • Hegde Niezgoda, Asha Latha (Principal), Westerberg, Carmen E (Co-Principal), Martinez-Ramos, Gloria P. (Co-Principal), Ahn, Mira (Co-Principal). Effects of indoor lighting interventions on sleep, well-being, and safety in older adults living independently in public housing, Multidisciplinary Team Incentive, Texas State University, $2460. (Funded: July 2016 - Present). Grant.
  • Ahn, Mira. Older people’s home modification behavior in rural areas, University of Tennessee – Martin, $881.52. (Funded: April 2007). Grant.
  • Kang, Jiyun (Principal), Ahn, Mira (Co-Principal), Hustvedt, Gwendolyn (Co-Principal). Sustainable consumer leadership: Multi-dimensional scale development and validation, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, Interdisciplinary Research Program, $4000. (Funded: January 2014 - December 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Program Coordinator
Interior Design Program
January 2023-Present
Faculty Handbook Committee
Classroom Renovations - College representative
Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) Awards Committee
FCS Personnel Committee
September 2014-Present