COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
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
Dr. Kim, a dedicated faculty member, holds two PhD degrees in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and Educational Statistics. Her research efforts have aimed to integrate IDT and Educational Statistics, with a particular focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, resulting in a publication record of over 30 papers, including 16 as the first author (including 3 solo-authored papers), in reputable peer-reviewed journals. These publications have been recognized within the academic community, accumulating over 2,000 citations on Google Scholar and an h-index of 17 for overall.
Among her publications are the following examples: 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).
Dr. Kim's research accomplishments have been supported by external funding, with grants totaling $1,284,424. She has also made valuable contributions as an evaluator and consultant for additional grants totaling $3,770,632. Notably, her studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Committee For Children have resulted in seven published papers and multiple presentations.
Collaboration has been a key aspect of Dr. Kim's work, and she has actively engaged in collaborative research resulting in several impactful publications. For instance, she collaborated with Prof. Meier, S. on the paper "Meta-Regression Analyses of Relationships Between Burnout and Depression With Sampling and Measurement Methodological Moderators," published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (2022), an esteemed APA journal with an Impact Factor of 7.365.
Moreover, Dr. Kim has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the success of her students. Recently, she provided invaluable support to her advisees, leading to their timely graduation and impressive achievements. Notably, one of her advisees received numerous accolades and scholarships, including the UB Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity award, the Delbert Mullens Thinking Outside the Box Award and scholarship, and the GSE Excellence in Research award.
Dr. Kim's contributions to research, grant funding, collaborative efforts, and student mentorship are driven by her unwavering dedication to advancing the fields of Instructional Design and Technology and Educational Statistics. Her commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion remains at the forefront of her work.