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Josephine M. Kim

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 Assistant:  Joelle Mottola


Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is also on faculty at the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor whose clinical skills and experiences span many contexts including residential facilities, community agencies, and public and private schools. She has worked with multicultural populations through individual, group, and family counseling and has taught students of all ages in varied educational contexts, including private and public language schools and private and public colleges and universities. Kim has provided professional consultation and expertise on multicultural, mental health, career development, and educational issues to various media sources in Asia and in the U.S. She is USA Today's collegiate case study expert on school violence and has been featured in EBS (Educational Broadcast System) and KBS (Korea Broadcast System) programs in Korea related to developmental and mental health issues of youths. Kim is the keynote speaker at 70-100 parent, teacher, counselor, and youth conferences yearly in Asia and in the U.S. She has been called upon during national crises, deployed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the federal government to work with Katrina victims during the summer of 2006 and Virginia Tech in the spring of 2007, directly following the campus violence. She is also the founding executive director of a nonprofit organization that aims to educate Asian Americans on issues of spirituality, cultural and racial identity, intergenerational conflicts, cross-cultural advocacy, mental health, and career development issues. She is a 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 and is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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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.,(2014)<P>Kim, J. M. (2011). The Secret of Children’s Self-Esteem. BB Books Seoul Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea.,(2011)<P>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.,(2009)<P>Kim, J. M. (2007). Caring imposition against passive tolerance. Harvard Educational Review, 77, 3, Harvard Education Publishing Group.,(2007)<P>"Ethnic Minority Counselors as Cultural Brokers: Using the Self as an Instrument to Bridge the Gap" in <em>VISTAS 2006: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling</em>,(2006)<P>"Culture-specific Psychoeducational Induction Talk as an Intervention to Increase Service Utilization amongst Minority Populations: The Case of Korean Americans" in <em>VISTAS 2005: Compelling Perspectives on Counseling</em>,(2005)<P>"Structural Family Therapy and its Implications for Working with the Asian-American Family" in <em>The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families</em>,(2003)


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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