University at Buffalo

Namsook Kim

Namsook Kim

Clinical Assistant Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

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

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

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Professional Summary:

Namsook Kim is a clinical assistant professor in Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP). She has more than 20 years of professional experience in training educators and education leaders in the transformative intersections of culture, language, and education in the context of inclusion, multiculturalism, multilingualism, and globalization, teaching language and culture to multicultural/multilingual users, and assisting in managing international business, in the United States and South Korea. She also coordinates the ELP Education Studies graduate program focus area in Comparative and Global Education and Education, Leadership and Policy for Equity undergraduate minor program. Kim's professional service includes membership of the American Educational Research Association and of bias and sensitivity committees 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; New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations and United University Profession; 2019-06-19;
  • Individual Professional Development Awards; New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations and United University Professions; 2016-04-11;
  • Individual Professional Development Awards; New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations and United University Professions; 2015-03-23;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Su, M. (2021). Immigrant and international college students’ learning gaps: Improving academic and sociocultural readiness for career and graduate/professional education. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 2(2). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100047
  • Lee, J., & Kim, N. (2020). Small frog in a big pond vs. big frog in a small pond: Actual vs. perceived achievement gaps among Korean, Korean-American and American students. Korean Educational Development Institute Journal of Educational Policy, 17(1), 125-143.
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Wu, Y. (2019). College readiness and engagement gaps between domestic and international students: Improving educational diversity and equity for global campus. Higher Education, 77(3), 505-523. doi: 10.1007/s10734-018- 0284-8
Other:
  • Lee, J., & Kim, N. (2020, September 28). “Aliens” on college campuses: Immigrant and international students’ educational opportunities and challenges. The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy Blog. http://www.buffalo.edu/baldycenter/multimedia/blog.html#jaekyung-lee
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., Cobanoglu, A., & O’Connor, M. (2019, May 10). Moving to educational accountability system 2.0: Socioemotional learning standards and protective environment for whole child development. Retrieved from The Rockefeller Institute of the Government website: https://rockinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/5-10-19-SEL-Report.pdf
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Kim, N. (2020, October). Inclusive pedagogy. Invited panel participation in the Inclusive Pedagogy Series, Office of Inclusive Excellence, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Lee, J., & Kim, N. (2020, September). “Aliens” on college campuses: Immigrant and international students’ educational opportunities and challenges. Invited presentation at the Graduate School of Education Teach-In for Racial Equity, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY;
  • Kim, N. (2020, March). Words matter: Navigating language across difference. Panel presentation invited for the UB Communicators Conference, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
Conferences:
  • Kim, N., Davis, G., Mahmuda, T., Abdalla, S., Tran, K., Sankaramanchi, D., Guot, K., Parker, K., & Waterman, D. (2021, April). Strategies for student engagement and success: Inclusion of and support for international, immigrant, and refugee students [Conference session]. Inclusive Excellence Summit, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Lee, J., Kim, N., & Su, M. (2021, April). Do high-impact practices work for college success? Mixed-methods research on academic and sociocultural learning inequalities [Roundtable Session]. Paper presented virtually at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.;
Recent Grants:
Sponsored Research:
  • Academic and Sociocultural Readiness for Postgraduate Education among Immigrant and International Students: Promoting Equal Access and Success in Graduate/Professional Schools; Foundation and Research Organization; AccessLex Institute/Association for Institutional Research; Awarded; (03/01/2019-02/28/2020)
  • Immigrant and International College Students' Career Readiness and Success: Overcoming Academic, Sociocultural and Legal Challenges for American Dreams; Local; The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, University at Buffalo; Awarded; (03/01/2019-02/28/2020)
Recent 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
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
    06/01/2017-05/25/2018
  • 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

Contact Information

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

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