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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 Assistant:  Reginald Cheatham


Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the 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 an affiliated faculty at the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Her clinical skills and experiences span many contexts including residential treatment facilities, federal agencies, and public and private schools. She is an internationally known speaker and consultant who lends her expertise on cross-cultural, mental health, and student support 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 lectures routinely on EBS (Educational Broadcast System) and KBS (Korea Broadcast System) in Korea on developmental and mental health issues of children, youth, and families. She is the keynote speaker at 80-100 parent, teacher, counselor, and youth conferences yearly and is the founding board chair of a nonprofit organization that aims to educate Asian Americans on issues of cultural and racial identity, intergenerational conflicts, cross-cultural advocacy, spirituality, and mental health. 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.  

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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)

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

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)

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

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

"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,(2005)

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