Personnel Profile

Dr. Seung Bong Ko, Assistant Professor

Dr. Seung Bong Ko

Seung Bong Ko is from Seoul, Korea. His academic career began at Pai Chai University in Korea, where he received his bachelor's degree in Clothing & Textiles. He earned a master’s degree in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles at Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Design, Housing, and Merchandising at Oklahoma State University.  He completed his Master’s thesis about consumer apparel shopping behaviors at online stores and his doctoral dissertation about green retailing with cultural aspects. He worked at Central Michigan University to teach the apparel merchandising courses. His research interest is in green retailing, Internet shopping and consumer behavior related to the use of technologies in retailing. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2012. 

Curriculum Vitae


B.S.  in Clothing & Textiles, Pai Chai University

M.A.  in Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles, Washington State University

Ph.D. in Design Housing & Merchandising, Oklahoma State University

Research Interests

  • Green apparel retailing with cross-cultural comparison
  • Internet shopping (shipping, virtual community)
  • Consumer behavior related to the use of technologies (customization, Kiosk, RFID)

Outreach and Community Service

Seung Bong Ko is an active member in the International Textiles and Apparel Association, the American Collegiate Retailing Association and the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles. 

Teaching Appointments

Seung Bong Ko teaches several classes in the fashion interiors merchandising.

  • HSCI 1330 - Fundamentals of Fashion
  • HSCI 2334 - Social Responsibility & Apparel
  • HSCI 2335 - Apparel Construction
  • HSCI 2431 - Textiles
  • HSCI 3330 - Historic Costume
  • HSCI 3332 - Quantitative Buying Methods
  • HSCI 3335 - Computer Aided Design for Apparel
  • HSCI 3336 - Fashion Illustration
  • HSCI 3340 - Residential Analysis
  • HSCI 4330 - Promotional Strategies
  • HSCI 4331 - Clothing in Society
  • HSCI 4334 - Global Issues in Textiles & Apparel
  • HSCI 4335 - Flat Pattern
  • HSCI 4336 - Apparel Product Development
  • HSCI 4340 - Historical Structures & Interiors 

Contact Information

Department of Human Sciences
Human Sciences Building, Rm 130
MSC 168 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.2192
fax: 361.593.2230
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: October 9, 2017