Jungnam  Kim

Jungnam Kim

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 641

Department: Department of Educational Psychology

About Jungnam Kim

Jungnam Kim is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and has been at Ball State since 2014. Her areas of expertise include parent empowerment, Asian immigrant parents and their children in schools, and school counselor's roles in college related counseling in high school. She has 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher and counselor in elementary schools, in South Korea. Her primary research is parent empowerment. She proposes the conceptual framework of parent empowerment in school settings and explores its effect on academic and college outcomes. The second line of the research includes school counselors' roles in enhancing college-going culture using High School Longitudinal study 2009 (HSLS 2009).

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (2016 - present). Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University
  • Assistant Professor (2014 - 2016). Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services, Ball State University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2013-2014). Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Editorial Board Member (2016-present). Professional School Counseling Journal
  • Global Diversity Committee (2016-present). The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling and Counselor Education, 2012

University of Maryland at College Park

Master of Education (M. Ed) in Counseling Education, 2005 

The Catholic University of Korea

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 1996

Seoul National University of Education

Research and Publications

Sample Publications (see Vita for comprehensive list)

Kim, J., Fletcher, K., & Bryan, J. (in press). Empowering marginalized parents: An emerging parent empowerment model for school counselors. Professional School Counseling.

Sharma, G., Kim, J., & Bryan, J. (2017). The effects of purpose orientations on recent high school graduates' college application decisions. Journal of College Access, 3(2), 98-117.

Kim, J., Mayes, R. D., Hines, E. M., Bryan, J. (2017). The parent-high school counselor relationship and students' postsecondary enrollment. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. 1-13.

Kim, J., & Bryan, J. (2017). A first step to a conceptual framework of parent empowerment: Exploring relationships between parent empowerment and academic performance in a national sample. Journal of Counseling and Development, 95, 168-179.

Bryan, J., Moore-Thomas, C., Gaenzle, S., Kim, J., Lin, C., & Na, G. (2012). The effects of school bonding on high school seniors' academic achievement. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 467-480.