University at Buffalo

Sunha Kim

Sunha Kim

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Access and Equity; Achievement; Assessment; Digital Innovations; Digital Media and Learning; Evaluation; ESL  / ENL / Bilingual; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Gamification; Immigrant Issues; Mathematics Education; Educational Policy; Family; Large-Scale Assessment and Research; Online and Distance Learning; Psychometrics; Professional / Staff Development; School and District Reform; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues

Contact Information
423 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1127
sunhakim@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

My research activities have been done with three major areas: the application of survival analysis and the investigation of its methodological issues; the evaluation of technology use by applying advanced statistical methods; and grant activities using quantitative methods and technology.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Virginia Tech, Educational Research and Evaluation (2014)
  • PhD, Virginia Tech, Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Design and Technology) (2009)
Awards and Honors:
  • STAR Faculty Award for Teaching; Graduate School of Education (GSE); 2018-05-04;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Second Step Child Protection Unit; Foundation and Research Organization; Committee for Children; Awarded; (06/01/2017-12/31/2019)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Kim, S. (2018). ICT for Children of Immigrants: Indirect and Total Effects via Self-Efficacy on Math Performance. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 55(8), 1168-1200. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0735633117699954
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., Deater-Deckard, K., Evans, M., Norton, A., & Samur, Y. (2017). Educational Games and Students' Game Engagement in Elementary School Classrooms. Journal of Computers in Education, 4(4), 395-418. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40692-017-0095-4. (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571)
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., & Park, J. (2017). Survival Analysis for Hispanic ELL Students’ Access to Postsecondary Schools: Discrete Model or Cox Regression? International Journal of Research & Method in Education. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2017.1307956
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., Choi, N., Park, J., & Kim, H. (2016). The Direct and Indirect Effects of Computer Uses on Student Success in Math. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning (IJCBPL), 6(3), 48-64. doi: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2016070104
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., Singh, K., & Allen, K. (2015). Patterns and Factors of High School Dropout Risks of Racial and Linguistic Groups. The Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.
  • Chang, M., Choi, N., & Kim, S. (2015). School Involvement of Parents of Linguistic and Racial Minorities and Children's Mathematics Performance. Educational Research and Evaluation, 21(2), 209-231. Doi:10.1080/13803611.2015.1034283
  • Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Norton, A., & Samur, Y. (2015). Differential Effects of Learning Games on Mathematics Proficiency. Educational Media International, 52(2), 154-167. doi: 10.1080/09523987.2015.1005427 (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571)
  • Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Norton, A., Deater-Deckard, K., Balci, O., & Samur, Y (2015). The Effects of an Educational Video Game on Mathematical Engagement. Education and Information Technologies, 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10639-015-9382-8 (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571)
  • Choi, N., Chang, M., Kim, S., & Reio, T. (2015). A Structural Model of Parent Involvement with Demographic and Academic Variables. Psychology in the Schools, 52(2), 154-167. doi: 10.1002/pits.21813
  • Kim, H., Chang, M., Rose, K., & Kim, S. (2012). Predictors of Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia: Findings from a National Survey of National Alliance for Caregiving, 2004. The Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(4), 846-855.
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., & Kim, H. (2011). Does Teacher Educational Training Help the Early Math Skills of English Language Learners in Head Start? Children and Youth Services Review. 33(5), 732-740.
  • Kim, S., & Chang M. (2010). Does Computer Use Promote the Mathematical Proficiency of ELL Students? Journal of Educational Computing Research, 42(3), 285-305
  • Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2010). Computer Games for the Math Achievement of Diverse Students. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. 13(3), 224–232.
  • Tickle, B., Chang. M., & Kim, S. (2011). Administrative Support and Its Mediating Effects on US Public School Teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education. 27(2), 342–349.
  • Chang M., & Kim, S. (2009). Computer Access and Computer Use for Science Performance of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Student. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40(4), 457-489.
  • Chang, M., Lee, B., & Kim, S. (2009). Parenting Classes, Parenting Behavior, and Child Cognitive Development in Early Head Start: A Longitudinal Model. The School Community Journal, 19(1), 157-176.
  • Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2008). Computer Use in Diverse Learning Contexts in ELS 2002: Gender, Race and Learner-Centeredness Effects and Implications. The Journal on School Educational Technology, 3(4), 55-65.
  • Chang, M., Kim, S., & Singh, K (2008). The Computer Use of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Students and Academic Performance. The International Journal of Learning, 15(1), 245-253.
Other:
  • Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Deater-Deckard, K., & Norton, A. (2014). Educational Video Games and Students' Game Engagement. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA), Seoul, South Korea, 2014. (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571)
  • Chang, M., Kim, S., & Choi, N. (2015). The Relationship of Learner Characteristics of Gaming with Math Engagement. Proceedings of Teaching & Education Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571)
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • DeVillier, N., Lamb, R., & Kim, S., & Zhao, Y. (2018, April). Community Service and High School Graduation: A Survival Analysis. Round Table Session at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York.;
  • Kim, S. (2018, April). Structural Relationship Between ICT/Media Use and College Entry Rate for Students from Diverse Backgrounds. Round Table Session at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York.;
  • Chang, M., Park, J & Kim, S. (2017, April). Advanced Mathematics Course-Taking for Racial/Linguistic Minority Students’ Post-Secondary Enrollment. Round Table Session Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San-Antonio, Texas.;
  • Jiajiao, J., & Kim, S. (2017, April). The Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Student Math Achievement: Path Analysis. Paper Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San-Antonio, Texas.;
  • Kim, S., Chang, M., & Park, J. (2017, April). The Direct, Indirect, and Total Effects of Computer Uses on Mathematics Performance of Immigrant Youths. Paper Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San-Antonio, Texas.;
  • Park, J., Reid, M., Chang, M., & Kim, S. (2017). Using Hierarchical Generalized Linear Modeling to Study Teacher Attrition: A Focus on Part Time Employment. Poster Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San-Antonio, Texas.;
  • Chang, M., Kim, S., & Park, J. (2016, April). How Parents’ Monitoring Behavior for Students’ Gaming Affect Students’ School Outcomes. Poster Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. (NSF grant: DRL# 1118571);
  • Kim, S. (2015, April). Invited Talk at the Computer and Internet Applications in Education [CIAE] SIG Business Meeting. Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois.;
  • Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2015, April). Teachers' Influence on the Dropout Risks of Racial and Linguistic Minority High School Students. Paper Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois.;
  • Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2015, April). The Validation of Computer Game Engagement Instrument (CGEI) Using Rasch Model. Round Table Session Presented at the Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois.;
News:

    Contact Information

    423 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-1127
    sunhakim@buffalo.edu