School of Design Directory
Title: Full Professor; Fashion Design Coordinator
Office: 6432 Aronoff Center
Injoo Kim is a Full Professor in the Fashion Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Masters in design from the University of Cincinnati, and prior to academia has ten years experience in the fashion industry. Professor Kim engages in holistic design thinking through fashion design to improve the quality of life for users and their environments. Her current research focus includes apparel product development across genders and ages through size and fit studies, enhancement of the sizing system, as well as the exploration of knitting methodologies to enhance the wearability of apparel.
Professor Kim's research and scholarly work has resulted in multiple publications. She has co-authored three books and several articles on the subjects of patternmaking for apparel design, and machine knitting, including Apparel Making in Fashion Design (Fairchild Books, 2002), Machine Knitting (Prentice Hall, 2005) and Patternmaking for Menswear (Fairchild Books/ Bloomsbury, 2014) which have been distributed internationally. She has received research grants from several sources from borh academia and industry, including the UC Research Council's Summer Research Fellowship and Third Century Fellowship Grant. She has also been awarded the Outstanding Teaching (2007) and Outstanding Research (2015) awards.
- (Collaborator), Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale, Wearable Imaging Systems, Eastman Kodak Company. (SRS 00580), $30,000.00. 04/01/2006 to 06/30/2008. Status: Closed.
- (PI), Hall, Hanna; Kim, Injoo, 15FS Luxottica / Sunglass Hut Vogue Eyewear Sponsored Studio, Luxottica Retail North America. (Luxottica/Sunglass Hut SCA), $40,000.00. 08/25/2015 to 12/20/2016. Status: Active.
- (PI), Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale, Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS, Luxottica Retail North America. (2016 Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS), $40,000.00. 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2017. Status: Active.