If you are looking for a place where you can learn and grow while receiving quality instruction and personalized care and attention, A&M-Commerce is the place for you.

JoHyun Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Faculty
Higher Education and Learning Technology
Young Education North 115

JoHyun Kim, Ph.D., previously worked as a research associate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. She also worked in the Institutional Research and Assessment office at Parkland Community College and Western Illinois University as a staff member and administrator.

Her primary research interests focus on high school-to-college transition, developmental education and college readiness, dual enrollment and students' retention and graduation in community college settings. She is also interested in examining how underserved youth and adult students can succeed in higher education settings.

A Conversation with Dr. Kim

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

If you are looking for a place where you can learn and grow while receiving quality instruction and personalized care and attention, A&M-Commerce is the place for you.

What has been your favorite course to teach?

Among courses that I’ve developed and taught at A&M-Commerce, I especially like to teach American Community College, Community College Curriculum, and Community College Leadership classes.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, 2006
  • M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, 2000
  • B.A., History, Sookmyung Women’s University, 1996

Awards and Honors

  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Orientation, Transition and Retention Knowledge Community Research Grant (Co-PI, Proposal Funded) Factors Affecting the Success of Two College Student Groups: Regular Admission vs. Special Admission, 2021-2022
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region VI Research & Assessment Grant (Co-PI, Proposal Funded) A Comparative Study on Campus Climate and Mental Health among International Students and Domestic Students, 2020-2021
  • Paul W. Barrus Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Senate, 2019
  • Outstanding article award by the Journal of Developmental Education, 2016

Research Interests

  • High school-to-college transition
  • Dual credit/enrollment
  • Community colleges as linkages to high schools, adult education and the workforce
  • Success of underserved youth and adult students (minority, low income, first-generation, international, refugee and immigrant students) in higher education

Professional Organizations

Selected Publications

  • Sheng, Z., Watkins, S., Yoon, S. W., Kim, J. (2021). Examining Schools as Learning Organizations: An Integrative Approach. The Learning Organization. Vol. ahead-of print No. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-03-2020-0050. SCOPUS journal
  • Kwon, K. B.,& Kim, J. (2020). Corporate universities: Major engine behind the growth and success of HRD in South Korea. In D. H., Lim, S. W., Yoon, & D. Cho. (Eds). Human resource development in South Korea. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ballenger, J., Rice, D., & Kim, J. (2020). Comparative analysis of enrollment and degrees awarded in STEM fields among gender, race and ethnicity in doctoral universities in Texas. In Barbara Polnick (Ed.), Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Their Journeys in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Riley, J., Green, C., Munoz, A., & Kim, J. (2017). ¬°Guiamos!: A university-based program for pre-service bilingual teachers mentored by in-service bilingual and ESL teachers. Bilingual Research Journal, 40(3), 1-18.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2017.1385547.
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