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Hyunhee Kim, PhD EPC Faculty 2022

Hyunhee Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hyunhee Kim teaches courses in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Counselor Education. She earned a dual major BA in Education & Ethics Education from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea in 2003, as well as a Master’s in Educational Counseling from Seoul National University in 2008, and a PhD in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University (CACREP-accredited) in 2022. She holds additional certifications as a Professional Counselor from The Korea Counseling Association, and School Counseling and Teaching Certificates from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Korean Ministry of Education. Hyunhee credits her upbringing on the beautiful Jeju Island, South Korea, for her deeply instilled values of “peace, collaboration, and adaptability,” which she now strives to contribute as a Tennessee Volunteer and leader. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her family, practicing yoga and meditation, and enjoying music.


Hyunhee’s research primarily focuses on the role of relationships in educational settings. “I am particularly interested in developmental assets and protective factors that help students thrive, regardless of the adversities they may encounter.”


  • PhD Counselor Education; Penn State University, (CACREP-accredited) - 2022
  • MA Educational Counseling; Seoul National University - 2008
  • BA Education, Ethics Education (Double Major); Seoul National University - 2003

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Exemplary Doctoral Research & Practice Award - (AARC)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award - (NARACES)
  • Emerging Leader - (NARACES)


Kim, H., Carney, J. V., Guo, X., & Prescod, D. (in press). The role of developmental assets in childhood career development. The Career Development Quarterly

Carney, J. V., Kim, J., Kim, H., Hazler, R. J., & Guo, X (in press). School connectedness as a mediator of victimization and life satisfaction. Professional School Counseling

Liu, Y., Kim, H., Carney, J. V., Chung, K., & Hazler, R. J. (2020). Individual and contextual factors associated with school connectedness. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(4), 391-401.

Liu, Y., Carney, J. V., Kim, H., Hazler, R. J., & Guo, X. (2020). Victimization and students’ psychological well-being: The mediating role of hope and school connectedness. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104674.

Carney, J. V., Kim, H., Duquette, K., Guo, X., & Hazler, R. J. (2019). Hope as a mediator of bullying involvement and emotional difficulties in children. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(4), 376-386.

Woo, H., Kim, H., & Park, S. (2019). Burnout and turnover intentions among junior counseling faculty: The moderating role of mentoring. Journal of Employment Counseling, 56(2), 85-94.

In, H., Kim, H., & Carney, J. V. (2019). The relation of social skills and school climate of diversity to children’s life satisfaction: The mediating role of school connectedness. Psychology in the Schools, 56, 1023-1036.

Carney, J. V., Kim, H., Hazler, R. J., & Guo, X. (2018). Protective factors for mental health concerns in urban middle school students: The moderating effect of school connectedness. Professional School Counseling.

Woo, H., Park, S., & Kim, H. (2017). Job satisfaction as a moderator on the relationship between burnout and scholarly productivity among counseling faculty in the U.S. Asia Pacific Education Review, 18(4), 573-583.

Kang, Z., Kim, H., & Trusty, J. (2017). Constructivist and social constructionist career counseling: A Delphi study. The Career Development Quarterly, 65(1), 72-87.

Kim, H., & Kim, C. (2011). The classification between Evaluative Concerns Perfectionists and Personal Standards Perfectionists. Korean Journal of Counseling, 12(1), 373-391.

Hyunhee Kim, PhD EPC Faculty 2022

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