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Dr. Myunghee Sohn

Academic Area:
Fashion Merchandising & Design


  • Ph.D. in Apparel Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • M.S. in Apparel Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • B.A. in Textile and Clothing, Hanyang University

Research Interests

  • Apparel Fit
  • Apparel Technology
  • Apparel Design Process
  • Design Education


  • Lee. J., Parsons, J., & Sohn, M. (2017). Creating a more Ideal Self through the Use of Clothing: an Exploratory Study of Women’s Perceptions of Optical Illusion Garments, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 33(1), 64-78.
  • Sohn, M. & Kim, D. (2016) Conceptual clothing design process using cooperative learning strategies: Senior clothing design class, Fashion, Industry and Education Journal, 14(1), 59-68.
  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2015). Pregnancy and Body Image: Analysis of Clothing Functions of Maternity Wear, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 33(1), 64-78
  • Kim, D., LaBat, K., Bye, E., & Sohn, M., & Ryan, K. (2014). A Study of Scan Garment Accuracy and Reliability, The Journal of Textile Institute, 1-9
  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2014). Exploratory Study on Developing a Body Measurement Method Using Motion Capture, Clothing & Textile Research Journal, 32(3): 170-185
  • Sohn, M. & Bye, E. (2012). Visual Analysis of Body Shape Changes during Pregnancy, International Journal of Fashion Design Technology and Education, 5(2): 117-128
  • Park, J., Kim, D., & Sohn, M. (2011). 3D Simulation technology as an Effective Instructional Tool for Enhancing Spatial Visualization Skills in Apparel Design, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 21(4): 505-517  
  • Bye, E. & Sohn, M. (2010). Technology, Tradition, and Creativity in Apparel Designers: A Study of Designers in Three US Companies, Fashion Practice, 2(2): 199-222


Accomplishments and Awards

  • Exceptional levels of service to students Award, CSULB 2019
  • CTRJ Article Recognition, One of the Top Altimetric Score receivers since the publication, 2019
  • Claire Shaeffer Award for Outstanding Marketable Design, ITAA  2017
  • Lectra Innovation Award for Faculty Research, ITAA 2012
  • ITAA Paper of Distinction Award 2012