Eunju Hwang

Eunju Hwang

Eunju Hwang

Associate Professor


213 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061




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  • Housing and Aging
  • Elders in Asia
  • Gerontology
  • Livability

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Housing Education and Research Association
  • Committee Chair of International Housing Research, Environmental Design and Research Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • National Kitchen and Bath Assocation
  • LEED Green Associate


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    International Ambassador Award, Housing Education and Research Association (HERA). 2016.

    Excellence in International Initiatives Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS), Virginia Tech, 2016.

    Kenneth Tremblay Memorial Early Career Award, HERA, 2015.

    Selected Publications


    Park, A., et al. "Methods in Gerontechnology with a Focus on Virtual Environments as a Research Tool in Aging Mobility Studies." Gerontechnology 2.0, edited by S. Kwon, Springer, 2016, pp. 117–133. 

    Hwang, E., et al. "The Virtual Environment in Communication of Age-Friendly Design." Technologies for Active Aging, edited by A. Sixsmith and G. Gutman, Springer, 2013, pp. 155–168. 

    Koehn, S., et al. "Promises, Promises: Cultural and Legal Dimensions of Sponsorship For Immigrant Seniors." Diversity and Aging Among Immigrant Seniors in Canada: Changing Faces and Greying Temples, edited by M. Maclean and D. Durst, Detselig Enterprises, 2010, pp. 79–102. 


    Kwon, H., and E. Hwang. "The Role of Key Housing Accessibility in the Relationship Between Mobility Disability and Residential Satisfaction of Seniors: A Case Study of the United States." Journal of the Korean Institute of Interior Design, vol. 27, no. 2, 2018, pp. 98–105. 

    Hwang, E. "Impacts of objective neighborhood built environment on older adults walking." Housing and Society, vol. 44, no. 1–2, 2017, pp. 141–155. DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2017.1384993

    Hwang, E., and N. Brossoie. "Who Wants to Know? Older Adults' Interest in Housing Information." Housing and Society, vol. 44, no. 1–2, 2017, pp. 64–78. DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2017.1384991

    Beamish, J. O., et al. "Real Life Design: A Case Study in Universal Design." Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, vol. 109, no. 4, 2017, pp. 14–20. 

    Hwang, E., et al. "Seniors Perception on Age Friendly Aspects in Jeju Island, South Korea." Korean Housing Association, vol. 26, no. 5, 2015, pp. 37–44.

    Hwang, E., et al. "Learning Contracts in Residential Design Classes." Journal of Korean Housing Association International Conference Proceedings, Asia Pacific Network of Housing Research, 2015, pp. 323–326. 

    Hwang, E., et al. "Impacts of Home Modifications on Aging-in-Place." Journal of Housing for the Elderly, vol. 25, 2011, pp. 246–257. 

    Park, A., et al. Testing Elderly People's Fear of Crime Using a Virtual Environment. The European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2011, pp. 63–69. 

    Sponsored Research

    National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Assessment Strategies for Age-Friendly Cities, $210,000, 2018–2020. 

    ISCE Scholar, Virginia Tech, An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to the Study of Age Friendly Community Initiatives and Policies, $18,695, 2018–2019.