Jungnam Kim is an associate professor of counselor education and joined the College of Education in 2020. She received a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Maryland-College Park and was formerly an assistant professor in the school counseling program at Ball State University. Before coming to the U.S., She had 11 years of experience as an elementary school teacher in South Korea. Dr. Kim’s scholarship and research focuses on school counselors’ roles in facilitating parents’ sense of empowerment, increasing college access and opportunity through college-going culture, and reducing educational barriers for marginalized groups (e.g., Asian ethnic subgroups). Dr. Kim’s work has been published in various scholarly journals and books including Journal of Counseling and Development and Professional School Counseling Journal, the flagship research journals for the American Counseling Association (ACA) and American School Counseling Association (ASCA). She has served on the editorial boards in the Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional School Counseling Journal and Korean Journal of Parents and Guardians.
Parent empowerment, school counseling college-going culture, intersectionality, Asian students’ experiences in schools, collaborations between school counselors and principals, and school-family-community partnerships