Nam-Kyu Park is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Interior Design. She is a LEED accredited professional and NCIDQ certified interior designer. 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.