Eunhwa Yang

Assistant Professor

Eunhwa Yang, Ph.D., is the director of the Workplace Ecology Lab and an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction, College of Design, at Georgia Tech. Eunhwa has received a Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design from Cornell University.

Her scholarly passion lies in the area of sustainable and healthy built environments. Her current research focuses on three main areas: 1) understanding healthy workplaces and the future of workplaces, 2) understanding the built environment and cumulative environmental impacts on older adults experiencing cognitive decline, and 3) supporting data-driven decision-making processes during the operation and maintenance of the built environment.

Eunhwa brings a unique set of multi-dimensional perspectives toward the idea of a human-centered built environment, with academic backgrounds in human behavior and design, architectural engineering, facility management, and workplace strategies and management, across a building’s life cycle. She is especially interested in translational research utilizing mixed methods and has been actively involved with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and CoreNet Global. She has developed and redesigned graduate courses for the Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management and Professional Masters in Occupational Safety and Health. She also has redesigned and taught a graduate-level research methods course. Her students have been recognized in the field by winning many scholarships and competitions, such as the IFMA Foundation Scholarships and CoreNet Global Academic Challenges.