University at Buffalo

Namsook Kim

Namsook Kim

Assistant Director, Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education

Clinical Assistant Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Diversity; ESLĀ  / ENL / Bilingual; International Education; Global Issues; Higher Education; Sociolinguistics; Multimodality, Embodiment, and Digital Literacy; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Online and Distance Learning

Contact Information
475 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1094
nkim3@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Namsook Kim is a clinical assistant professor in higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) and assistant director in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education (CCGSE) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in training educators and education leaders in the transformative intersections of language and culture in the context of multiculturalism, multilingualism and globalization, teaching language and culture to multilingual users, and assisting international business, in the United States and South Korea. She also coordinates the education studies graduate program focus area in comparative and global education. Kim's professional service includes membership of the American Educational Research Association and of bias and sensitivity committee of the New York State Education Department and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University at Buffalo
Awards and Honors:
  • Individual Professional Development Awards; The grant under the Professional Development Awards Program was awarded to support my research and publishing activity.; New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations and United University Professions; 2016-04-11;
  • Individual Professional Development Awards; The grant under the Professional Development Awards Program was awarded to support my activity in 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.; New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations and United University Professions; 2015-03-23;
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Wu, Y. (2018). College readiness and engagement gaps between domestic and international students: Improving educational diversity and equity for global campus. Higher Education. doi: 10.1007/s10734-018-0284-8
  • Kim, N. (2016). Critical Teacher Talk: Successful English for Academic Purposes classroom practices in a global campus. Journal of International Students, 6(4), 967-983.
  • Berry, R. A. W., & Kim, N. (2008). Exploring teacher talk during mathematics instruction in an inclusion classroom, The Journal of Educational Research, 101, 363-377.
Book Chapter:
  • Kim, N. (2016). English language learners. In K. Lomotey (Ed.). People of color in the United States: Contemporary issues in education, work, communities, health, and immigration: Education: K-12 and higher education (Vol. 1, pp. 92-103). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  • Kim, N. (2016). International/global education. In K. Lomotey (Ed.). People of color in the United States: Contemporary issues in education, work, communities, health, and immigration: Education: K-12 and higher education (Vol. 1, pp. 194-207). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  • Brutt-Griffler, J., & Kim, N. (2016). Multilingualism and e-learning. In. C. Haythornthwaite, R. Andrews, J. Fransman & E. Meyers (Eds.), The Sage handbook of e-learning research (2nd., pp. 187-208). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Kim, N. (2018, April). Cultural differences and writing. Invited panel participation at the Center for Excellence in Writing Forum, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Kim, N. (2018, May). Inclusive pedagogy for international students: Best practices in supporting student development success. Panel presentation at the Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Summit, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Wu, Y. (2018, April). College readiness and engagement gaps between domestic and international students: Re-envisioning educational diversity and equity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.;
  • Lee, J., & Kim, N. (2016, April). Small frog in a big pond vs. big frog in a small pond: Comparing actual and perceived math achievement gaps among Koreans, Korean-American immigrant and Korean-American native students. Paper presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.;
  • Kim, N. (2015, April). Toward justice: Education of empowerment in the multicultural world. Paper presented at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.;
Invited Lectures:
  • Dussourd, E., Kim., & Otto, K. (2016, March). Teaching students from around the world: Perspectives on academic integrity. Center for Innovative Education Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Dussourd, E., Otto, K., & Kim, N. (2015, October). Teaching students from around the world: Promoting class participation. Center for Innovative Education Teaching Effective Workshop, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Kim, N. (2016, January). Higher education career and graduate school panel. Resident Life Office, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Invited Reviewer for Peer-Refereed Journals (Korean Educational Development Institute Journal of Educational Policy; Journal of Educational Administration Policy; Journal of International Students) and for Springer Education
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Invited Peer-Refereed Journal Manuscript Reviewer for Korean Educational Development Institute Journal of Educational Policy (KJEP); Invited Special Issue Proposal Reviewer for Education Research International journal
    11/03/2015-05/31/2016
Professional Service:
  • Invited peer-refereed journal manuscript reviewer for Global Education Review
    08/02/2017-08/16/2017
  • Invited conference proposal reviewer for American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Division K, Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group, and Sociology of Education Special Interest Group.
    08/01/2017-09/30/2017
  • Invited reviewer on the New York State Education Department and Evaluation Systems of Pearson New York State Teacher Certification Examination Bias Review Committee
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Invited Reviewer for New York State Education and Evaluation Systems of Pearson New York State Teacher Certification Examinations Bias Review Committee
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Invited Bias Committee Reviewer for New York State Education Department and Pearson Evaluation Systems for New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)
    01/07/2016-05/23/2016
  • Invited Reviewer for 2014 American Educational Research Association conference presentation proposals; Invited Reviewer on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Bias & Sensitivity Committee to develop new computer-based Common Core English Language Arts assessments
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
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    Contact Information

    475 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-1094
    nkim3@buffalo.edu