University Profiles

Eunyong Kim

Eunyoung Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy


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

Academic Distinctions

  • 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.



Office Phone
(973) 275-2156


Office Location
Room 414
Jubilee Hall


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