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Awards and Honors
Kwon, H.J., & Beamish, J. O. Best 2013 Housing, Equipment, and Interior Design Article Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal for the article “Older Adults in Multifamily Housing: Residential Satisfaction and Intention to Move,” 41 (2), 40-54.
Housing Impact Award, Housing Education and Research Association. (2013), with Dr. Kathleen Parrott and Dr. JoAnn Emmel.
Ahn, M., Goss, R.C. & Beamish, J. O. Best 2008 Housing, Equipment & Design Article Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal for the article “Understanding Older Adults’ Attitudes and Adoption of Residential Technologies,” March 2008, 243-260.
Beamish, J. O., Parrott, K., & Emmel, J. (2013). "Case Study: The Center for Real Life Kitchen Design." In Null, R. Universal Design: Principles and Models (pp. 66-71). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Beamish, J. Parrott, K. Emmel, J., & Peterson. (2013). Kitchen Planning: Guidelines, Codes and Standards (2nd edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Hwang, E., Kwon, H., Beamish, J. & Koh, S. (2014). Aging in Place: A Rural-Urban Comparison in Jeju Island, South Korea. Housing and Society, 41 (2), 229-245.
Kwon, H.J., & Beamish, J.O. (2014) Segmentation analysis of US older adults living in multifamily housing: reasons for moving. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 38, 427-434.
Kwon, H., Beamish, J. (2013). Older adults in multifamily housing: Residential satisfaction and intention to move. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 42(1) 40-54.
Parrott, K.R., Mitchell, K.J., Emmel, J.M., & Beamish, J.O. (2011). If you could be in charge: Students’ ideas for promoting sustainability in housing. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35, 265-271.
Beamish, J. O., Goss, R., Hwang, E., Leech, I., & Norton, M. (2013). Globalization of Consumers: A Year of Study. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental diversity Grants $7,300.
Beamish, J.O., Anong, S. & Kincade, D. (2009) Diversity among Consumers: A Year of Study. College of Liberals Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Grants, $10,000.
Koebel, C. T (Center for Housing Research), & Beamish, J. (2002-2003). HUD Task Order R-2002-R- 00039: ECHO Housing Demonstration Program. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. $59,676.
Needs of Older Residents
Head, Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, Virginia Tech
Graduate Program Director, Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, Virginia Tech
Certified Kitchen Designer Educator
Founding Faculty, Center for Real Life Kitchen Design, Virginia Tech
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences