Kim, Dr. Eunjung

Assistant Professor of Education
Moore School of Education
PhD in Social Studies Education, University of Iowa 2021
MS in Educational Psychology, Indiana University 2003
MA in Geography Education, Seoul National University, South Korea 1999
BA in Geography Education, Seoul National University, South Korea 1995


Dr. Kim is an experienced educator throughout secondary and tertiary levels. She taught social studies education 15 years in South Korea’s middle school and high schools. She developed her concrete skills and knowledge about US schools and university settings through working as para-educator, substitute teacher, high school teacher, university of Iowa supervisor of secondary pre-service teachers and instructor of methods class for elementary preservice teachers (2018-2019). Her study interest is to infuse global and multicultural perspectives on teaching methods, curriculum, and teacher education. Her doctoral dissertation is to examine conceptualizations of social studies teachers’ multiculturalism with intersecting conceptions of ethnic nationalism and Korean identity. Her cognate areas are global education and educational psychology.


Illinois teacher’s license in 5-12 geography
Iowa teacher’s license in 5-12 geography
Graduate Certificate in multicultural education and culturally competent practice, University of Iowa

Academic Presentations

“Student Perspectives on the School Culture Created by Well-Intentioned White Teachers Who Support ‘Diversity’”, 2018 AERA (American Educational Research Association) conference: co-authored paper 
“Investigating Science Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs and Practices for Hispanic Students”, 2017 Latinx Conference at University of Iowa: co-authored paper 
“Investigating Science Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Multiculturalism”, 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education: poster presentation 
“Korean Middle School Life and Culture”, 2016 University of Iowa College of Education International Day event for middle school students 
“Multiculturalism and Movies: Using Korean Films to Teach Diversity”, 2015 
National Council for Social Studies (November 2015): poster presentation “One Movie, Two Lesson Plans”, 2015 National Association for Multicultural Education: poster presentation


Post Comprehensive Research Award for fall 2019
T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Award for 2019
Graduate Student Research Award at Grant and Research Service Center at University of Iowa (November 2016)
Paul Ostad Scholarship Award, University of Iowa College of Education, 2015
Lead geography teacher award for guiding students’ achievement in International 
Geography Olympiad contest in 2009

Kim, Eunjung