University at Buffalo

Sunha Kim

Sunha Kim

Assistant Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Big Data; Access and Equity; Achievement; Assessment; Digital Innovations; Diversity; Digital Media and Learning; Evaluation; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Gamification; Immigrant Issues; Race, Inequality, and Education; Mathematics Education; Educational Policy; 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:

Having two PhD degrees in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and Educational Statistics, Kim has attempted to integrate IDT and Educational Statistics through her research on equity, diversity, and inclusion, resulting into 29 published/accepted papers (12 first-author and 3 solo-author papers) in peer-reviewed journals (1,274 Google Scholar citations). Her recent publications includes the following: Kim, S., Rosenblith, S., Chang, Y., & Pollack*, S. (2020). Will ICMT Access and Use Support URM Students’ Online Learning in the (Post) COVID-19 Era?. Sustainability, 12(20), 8433. (SSCI Index, Impact Factor: 2.576 as of 2019; * represents a student co-author).

Kim has conducted studies funded by an NSF and Committee For Children, resulting into five published/accepted papers and multiple presentations. By utilizing her quantitative research method expertise, Kim has actively collaborated, resulting into multiple papers including the following: Meier, S. & Kim, S. (Accepted). Meta-Regression Analyses of Relationships Between Burnout and Depression With Sampling and Measurement Methodological Moderators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (SSCI Index, APA Journal, Impact Factor: 5.128).

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:
  • Exceptional Graduate Educator Award; LAI-GSA, GSE, UB; 2020-05-20;
  • Exceptional Doctoral Mentor; LAI-GSA, Graduate School of Education, UB; 2019-04-26;
  • STAR Faculty Award for Teaching; Graduate School of Education (GSE); 2018-05-04;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Depner, R., Cook-Cottone, C., & Kim, S. (2020). Structural Relationship between Mindful Self-Care, Meaning Made, and Palliative Worker´s Quality of Life. International Journal of Stress Management. https://doi.org/10.1037/str0000209 (SSCI Index, Impact Factor: 2.182; 5-year: 2.899, APA Journal: This paper is an extension of student’s dissertation)
  • Kim, S., Rosenblith, S., Chang, Y., & Pollack*, S. (2020). Will ICMT Access and Use Support URM Students’ Online Learning in the (Post) COVID-19 Era?. Sustainability, 12(20), 8433. (SSCI Index, Impact Factor: 2.576 as of 2019)
  • Kim, S. & Faith, M. S. (2020). Cyberbullying and ICT Uses for Immigrant Youths: Serial Multiple-Mediator SEM Analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 110, 104621. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104621 (SSCI Index, Impact Factor: 1.684; 5-year: 2.138)
  • Kim, S., McVee, M., & Faith, M. S. (2019). Can Information and Communication Technology Improve College Access for All in the United States of America? Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 19 (3), 14-32. doi: 10.12738/estp.2019.3.002 (Academic Analytics Indexed).
  • Kim, S., Nickerson, A., Livingston, J., Dudley*, M., Manges*, M., Tulledge*, J., & Allen, K. (2019). Teacher Outcomes from the Second Step Child Protection Unit: Moderating Roles of Preparedness and Treatment Acceptability (Grant from the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA). Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. (SSCI Index) (* represents a student co-author)
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Kim, S., & Rosenblith, S. (2021, Accepted). Does Gender Have a Role in Using ICTs for Online Learning During the COVID-19 Era? Paper Accepted at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Paper Presentation).;
  • Kim, S., Kim, T., & Nickerson, A. (2021, Accepted). The Longitudinal Impact of Second Step Child Protection Unit on Children: Gender as a Moderator. Paper Accepted at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Paper Presentation). (Grant from the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA);
  • Lee, Jaekyung; Lamb, Richard; Kim, Sunha. “Artificial Intelligence and Learning.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Anne Hynds. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming;
  • McFadzean*, J., Reynolds, A., & Kim, S. (2021, Accepted). Examining the Link between Racial Identity Attitudes and Racial Psychological Trauma for Black Individuals. Paper Accepted at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Round Table).;
  • Nickerson, A., Kim, S., Dudley*, M., Livingstone, J., & Manges*, M. (2021, Accepted). The Longitudinal Impacts of Teacher Training on Teacher Knowledge, Attitude, and Climate. Paper Accepted at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Round Table). (Grant from the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA);
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Second Step Child Protection Unit; Foundation and Research Organization; Committee for Children; Awarded; (06/01/2017-12/31/2020)
  • Gateways to Algebraic Motivation, Engagement and Success (GAMES): Supporting and Assessing Fraction Proficiency with Game-Based, Mobile Applications and Devices (Continuing: DRL# 1118571); Federal; National Science Foundation (NSF); Awarded; (09/01/2014-05/31/2015)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research (Ad Hoc Reviewer)
    05/01/2018-12/31/2020

Contact Information

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