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 28 published papers (12 first-author and 3 solo-author papers) in peer-reviewed journals (1,406 Google Scholar citations; h-index: 14 for overall, 12 for last five years). Her recent 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: 2.576 as of 2019; * represents a student co-author).

Kim has conducted studies funded by an NSF and Committee For Children, resulting in five published papers and multiple presentations. 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:
  • 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: 1.521; 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: 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: 1.521; 5-year: 1.870)
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • 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).;
  • Nickerson, A., Kim, S., Dudley*, M., Livingstone, J., & Manges*, M. (2021). The Longitudinal Impacts of Teacher Training on Teacher Knowledge, Attitude, and Climate. Paper Presented at the AERA 2021 Annual Conference (Round Table). (Grant from the Committee for Children, Seattle, WA);
  • Su* M., & Kim, S. (2021, Accepted). Opportunity, Engagement to Learn, and Students Math Literacy: A Structural Model on PISA2012. Poster Session at 2021 APA Annual Convention.;
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)
  • 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).; Federal; NSF/US-IGNITE and Schmidt Futures; Awarded; (04/01/2021-03/31/2022)
  • 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:
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