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Dr. Jangmin Kim

Assistant Professor

Dr J Kim


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.

His research interests are broadly in organizational and community practice to promote social justice and enhance the social, emotional, and educational well-being of vulnerable children and youth. More specifically, contemporary lines of his research have worked in three distinctive, but not mutually exclusive areas:

  • Child welfare practice and administration: family meeting models, workforce development, supervision, and public-private partnerships
  • Parent-school-community partnerships in school-based programs
  • Student development and engagement in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education

By integrating his research interests, his long-term goal is to develop a transformative collaboration model that brings multiple stakeholders together to promote system reforms and deliver integrated services for vulnerable children and youth within and across settings and sectors.

He has been working with the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project in Indiana since 2016. His primary role is to conduct a summative and formative evaluation of child welfare services and outcomes. He is also the Co-Investigator of the Title IV-E Stipend Program in the School of Social Work at Texas State University. Recently, he is partnering with the Service Learning Excellence Program at Texas State University to examine the effects of service learning partnerships with communities on student outcomes in postsecondary education.