Dr. Kim's research interests include college student development and minority students' college access and success.
Eunyoung Kim's research interests include college student development, minority students' college access and success, diversity and equity in higher education, sociology of education and international education. Kim's research focuses on the intersection of social and cultural capital in college aspirations and pursuits and identity formation among underrepresented and marginalized students. Currently, she is exploring how the relationship between institutional capital, social class, and culture influences ethnic minority immigrant students' college choice, college transition experiences and ethnic identity development. In another line of inquiry, her work examines how minority students negotiate their cultural, career and academic identity during the transition from secondary to postsecondary education, and how educational institutions plays a role in shaping the educational experiences of minority students.
- Ph.D., Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A., Teaching English as Second Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.P.S., Political Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
- University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010 & 2012
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Emerging Scholar, 2013
- Faculty Teacher of the Year, 2014
- Paul P. Fidler Research Grant, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2007 - 2008.
- Fellow, ASHE/Lumina Foundation for Education Dissertation Fellowship Program, 2007 - 2008.
- Breaking through a myopic view of immigrant students: Seeing their needs clearly
About Campus, 19(3), 29-32,
- Undocumented students and controversial admissions policy changes in a community college: Exploring the institutional consequences.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 00: 1-15,
- When social class meets ethnicity: College-going experiences of Chinese and Korean immigrant students
The Review of Higher Education, 37(3), 321-348.,
- Deficient or resilient: A critical review of Black male academic success and persistence in higher education.
The Journal of Negro Education, 82(3), 300-311.,
- Immigrant Students and higher education
ASHE Higher Education Report, pages 1-170 Volume 38, issue 6,
- Using qualitative methods to understand the experiences of Korean female doctoral students: Mining gender and racial stereotypes.
In D. K. Nagata, L. P. Kohn-Wood, & L. A. Suzuki (Eds.), Qualitative strategies for ethnocultural research (pp. 237-256). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association,
- An alternative theoretical model: Examining psychosocial identity development of international students in the United States
College Students Journal, 46(1), 99-113,
- Navigating College Life: The role of peer networks in first-year college adaptation experience of minority immigrant students
Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 21(2), 9-34.,
- Creating Access and Success: Academic Pathways Reaching Underserved Students.
Academic Pathways To and From the Community College, 5- 19. New Directions for Community Colleges, 135, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.,