Assistant Professor

College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University

301 Taylor Hall 
Kent State University, OH 44242



Ji Young Cho, Ph.D., LEED-AP




Assistant Professor

Interior Design Program
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent State University, Ohio 44242
Tel: (330)672-9720 Fax: (330)672-5877


Ji Young Cho is an Assistant Professor at the Interior Design Program in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University, Ohio, in the USA. She received her Bachelor and Master Degree in Architecture from Pusan National University, South Korea, and her PhD from University of Missouri, Columbia. She worked as a project manager and designer in Joong Ang Design, an interior and architecture design firm in Seoul, South Korea, for 10 years. Her line of research inquiry is in design education and aesthetics, creativity and cognition in the design process. She is also interested in exploration of new media in design education and incorporation of sustainability in the design process. She holds a LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Certificate in the USA and an Architecture Engineer License in South Korea.

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Architectural Studies, Environmental & Behavior Emphasis,
Master of Science in Architecture, Pusan National University
Bachelor in Architectural Engineering, Pusan National University

Research Interests
Design Research and Education
Aesthetics in Architectural and Interior Design
Design Process and Cognition, Creativity and its linkage to Aesthetics 
Design Evaluation Method, Research Methods of Environmen-Behavior Research






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