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Dr. Jangmin Kim

Assistant Professor

Dr J Kim


Dr. Jangmin Kim is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State University. Dr. Kim joined the faculty in 2017 after earning his Ph.D. in Social Work from Indiana University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Jeonju University in Korea and his two master’s degrees in Social Work from Portland State University in the U.S. and Chonbuk National University in Korea. He also worked as an external evaluator on the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project in Indiana.

His research interests are broadly in macro practice with organizations and communities, with a specific emphasis on vulnerable children and youth. More specifically, contemporary lines of his research have worked in three distinctive, but not mutually exclusive areas:

  • Collaborative governance and cross-system collaboration
  • Child welfare administration and service delivery (e.g., family team meeting, supervision, and workforce development)
  • Youth development and participation in schools and communities