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.
- 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
- 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
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
- Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
- Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)