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Josephine M. Kim

Senior Lecturer on Education

Josephine M. Kim

Degree:  Ph.D., University of Virginia, (2005)
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Phone:  617.496.5205
Office:  Larsen 608
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Faculty Coordinator:  Reginald Cheatham


Josephine M. Kim is senior lecturer on education at Harvard University and former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs. She is a licensed mental health counselor, national certified counselor, and affiliated faculty at the Center for Cross Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her work encompasses the cultural and racial identity development in youth; intergenerational trauma and cultural adjustment in immigrant families; promotion of mental health and prevention of psychological risk in children and adolescents; intercultural understanding and cultural brokering in migratory populations; culturally relevant counseling and advocacy; and anti-racist pedagogy and practices. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) scholar, she steers equity and anti-racist practices of senior executives in nonprofit organizations, corporations, and schools. She is an internationally known speaker and consultant who lends her expertise on mental health, cross-cultural, diversity and inclusion, parenting, and anti-racist practices to media sources, organizations, corporations, and schools in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. She is a DEI expert in the University Managers Training Executive Series at the Center for Workplace Development and former resident fellow in the Administrative Fellowship Program at the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at Harvard University. She is USA Today's collegiate case study expert on school violence, expert on diversity and inclusion training design focused on anti-racism in the workplace at United Nations, expert in The Inclusive Policy Lab at UNESCO, and a diversity scholar at the National Center for Institutional Diversity.

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Areas of Expertise

The William Van Hoose Memorial Award, Curry School of Education Foundation, University of Virginia,(2005)

Robert T. Canevari Scholarship, Curry School of Education Foundation, University of Virginia,(2004)

The Buffett Fellowship Award, The Center on Children, Families, and the Law, University of Virginia,(2004)

Emerging Leaders Award, Southern Association of Counseling Education and Supervision,(2003)


Kim, J. M. (2014). Self-Esteem in the classroom: A handbook for teachers. Duranno Publications, Inc. Seoul, Korea.

Kim, J. M. (2011). The Secret of Children’s Self-Esteem. BB Books Seoul Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea.

Kim, J. M. (2009). Administering and assessing culture-specific interventions to address culture-bound issues among Asian Americans. New Directions for Institutional Research. Jossey-Bass.

Kim, J. M. (2007). Caring imposition against passive tolerance. Harvard Educational Review, 77, 3, Harvard Education Publishing Group.

"Ethnic Minority Counselors as Cultural Brokers: Using the Self as an Instrument to Bridge the Gap" in VISTAS 2006: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling

"Culture-specific Psychoeducational Induction Talk as an Intervention to Increase Service Utilization amongst Minority Populations: The Case of Korean Americans" in VISTAS 2005: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling

"Structural Family Therapy and its Implications for Working with the Asian-American Family" in The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families


Board of Allied Health and Human Services Professions,(2015-present)

NACUA, National Association of College and University Attorneys,(2015-present)

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education,(2015-present)

National Board of Certified Counselors,(2004-present)

American Counseling Association,(2002-present)

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