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; Digital Media and Learning; Diversity; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Mathematics Education; Educational Policy; Immigrant Issues; Evaluation; Gamification; Large-Scale Assessment and Research; Race, Inequality, and Education; Psychometrics; Online and Distance Learning; Professional / Staff Development; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues; School and District Reform

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 in 29 published papers (12 first-author and 3 solo-author papers) in peer-reviewed journals (more than 1,400 Google Scholar citations; h-index: 14 for overall, 13 for last five years). Her publications include 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: 3.251; 5-year: 3.473; * represents a student co-author); 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: 2.393; 5-year: 1.870); 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0735633117699954 (SSCI Index Impact Factor: 3.088; 5-year: 2.909).

Kim has conducted studies funded by an NSF and Committee For Children including 4 newly-awarded grants, resulting in 5 published papers and multiple presentations including the following: 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. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (JCSA), 28 (6), 726-744. doi:10.1080/10538712.2019.1620397 (SSCI Index Impact Factor: 2.189; 5-year: 2.287) (This paper is from a Grant activity, the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA)

By utilizing her quantitative research method expertise, Kim has actively collaborated, resulting in multiple papers including the following: Meier, S. & Kim, S. (2021). Meta-Regression Analyses of Relationships Between Burnout and Depression With Sampling and Measurement Methodological Moderators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000273 (SSCI Index, APA Journal, Impact Factor: 7.365).

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:
  • IEEE Connecting the Unconnected (CTU) Challenge Prize: Technical Proof of Concept 2nd Place (Malandra, F., Mastronarde, N., Kim, S., Guan, Z., &, Saberi, H. ); IEEE (IEEE’s entire Technical Program Committee and CTU Selection Committee); 2021-10-29;
  • 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:
  • Meier, S. T., & Kim, S. (2021, March 29). Meta-regression analyses of relationships between burnout and depression with sampling and measurement methodological moderators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000273 (SSCI Index Impact Factor: 7.365; 5-Year: 7.150, APA Journal)
  • Nickerson, A., Kim, S., Dudley*, M., & Livingston, J., & Manges*, M. (2021). Longitudinal impact of the second step child protection unit on teacher knowledge, attitude, and climate. Children and Youth Services Review (SSCI Index Impact Factor: 2.393; 5-year: 1.870: This paper is from a Grant activity, the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA)
  • 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: 3.387; 5-year: 4.043, APA Journal: This paper is an extension of a 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: 3.251; 5-year: 3.473)
  • 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: 2.393; 5-year: 1.870)
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Kim, S. & Meier, S. (Accepted). ICT Access and Use for Online Learning and Digital Inclusion in the COVID-19 Era. Paper to Present at the AERA 2022 Annual Conference (Paper Session).;
  • Puglisi (Dzierzanowski)*, C., Delucia, J., & Kim, S. (Accepted). The Comparison of Robotic Animal-Assisted Therapy Versus Alive Animals to Increase Overall Well-Being of Individuals: A meta-analysis. Paper to Present at the AERA 2022 Annual Conference (Poster Session).;
  • Kim, S., & Rosenblith, S. (2021). Does Gender Have a Role in Using ICTs for Online Learning During the COVID-19 Era? Paper Presented at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Paper Presentation).;
  • Kim, S., Kim, T., & Nickerson, A. (2021). The Longitudinal Impact of Second Step Child Protection Unit on Children: Gender as a Moderator. Paper Presented at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Paper Presentation; Grant from the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA);
  • McFadzean*, J., Reynolds, A., & Kim, S. (2021). Examining the Link between Racial Identity Attitudes and Racial Psychological Trauma for Black Individuals. Paper Presented at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Round Table).;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • CAREER: Facilitating Autonomy of Robots Through Learning-Based Control. Kim, S. as a senior personnel (evaluator); Federal; NSF: Award Number (FAIN): 2046481; Awarded; (09/01/2021-08/31/2026)
  • Using Survival Analysis to Identify Opportunities for Retention of Librarians of Color. Kim, S. as a Co-PI.; Federal; Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Awarded; (09/01/2021-08/31/2024)
  • Citizen Science Teachers: University at Buffalo (UB) Noyce Residency Scholars.; Federal; NSF; Awarded; (07/01/2021-06/30/2024)
  • OVERCOME: Internet service delivered via CBRS to the historic and under-resourced Fruit Belt neighborhood near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Kim, S. as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI); OVERCOME: Connectivity for Underserved Communities – Buffalo Project (Sub-Award) Kim, S. as a Principal Investigator (PI); NSF/US-IGNITE (CNS-2044448); Awarded; Federal; NSF/US-IGNITE and Schmidt Futures; Awarded; (04/01/2021-06/30/2022)
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Second Step Child Protection Unit; Foundation and Research Organization; Committee for Children; Awarded; (06/01/2017-12/31/2020)
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • Chair for an AERA 2021 Division E symposium
    04/08/2021-04/12/2021
  • Member, Project OVERCOME Measurement/Evaluation team: Information available at https://www.us-ignite.org/program/overcome/
    04/01/2021-03/31/2022
  • Member, Community Outreach Team: Information available at http://www.buffalo.edu/community/news/campus-news.host.html/content/shared/university/news/news-center-releases/2021/04/004.detail.html
    04/01/2021-03/31/2022

Contact Information

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