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Simon Kim

Professor

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562-985-4525

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ED2-187

Bio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

August 23, 2000 – Present. Professor (2005-Present) and Associate Professor (2000-2005), Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Develop and teach courses in program evaluation, research methods, data analysis, measurement, and classroom assessment
  • Published numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports
  • Received several external and internal grants and contracts
  • Participate in on- and off-campus collaborative partnership efforts
  • Participate in the Leadership Council on Seamless Education Partnership
  • Serve on various campus, college, and department committees

 

August 24, 2009 – May 31, 2010. Associate Director (25%), Center for Language Minority Education and Research, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Collaborate with the Director on seeking funding opportunities and writing grants (teacher preparation and research grants), particularly the program evaluation and quantitative analysis design sections

 

July 1, 2006 – January 21, 2008. Interim Associate Vice President, Student Services, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Provided direct line supervision for seven student services units including the Career Development Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disabled Student Services, Educational Equity Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Testing and Evaluation Services, and University Outreach and School Relations
  • Provided leadership and coordinated divisional involvement with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Administration and Finance in several university-wide initiatives related to student equity, access and academic preparation, retention, enrollment management, and budget allocation
    • Initiated and led a group of faculty and staff in developing two collaborative initiatives for double pre-baccalaureate students with Vice Provost Dowell (The Beach Learning Community and the Beach Connections Project)
    • Organized Student Success Collaborative Staff Group to develop and implement First-Year Experience with Vice Provost Dowell
    • Organized Advisor of the Year Awards for faculty and staff with ASI
    • Actively participated in enrollment management planning
    • Served on the WASC Implementation Committee
    • Directed the NSSE and FSSE administrations
    • Represented the Division of Student Services in the Resource Planning Process
  • Initiated and led a campus-wide dialog with select faculty, staff, and administrators to explore the possibility of creating an effective support structure for undocumented immigrant (AB 540) students
  • Managed department’s fiscal resources ($6M State Funds and $2M External Funds)
  • Participated in the Leadership Council on Seamless Education Partnership
  • Participated in the development of the Long Beach College Promise
  • Served on the Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) Advisory Committee, Steering Committee, and Research Team
  • Investigated and resolved student concerns/issues

 

August 23, 2004 – June 30, 2006. Chair of Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Administration, California State University, Long Beach. 

  • Provided leadership in all areas of the administration for the academic department
  • Recruited, hired, and evaluated faculty and staff
  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated department strategic plan
  • Provided leadership in the development of General Education courses
  • Provided support for faculty to engage in scholarly activities and to pursue excellence in teaching
  • Coordinated internal/external program reviews, including NCATE
  • Managed department’s fiscal resources ($3M)
  • Created a culture of collaboration among faculty in teaching and research
  • Established a formal department-wide faculty mentoring structure to support faculty
  • Developed a 3-year course offering plan
  • Participated in the development of the independent Ed.D. program
  • Participated on the planning committee for Community Issues Forum

 

September 1, 2003 – August 23, 2004. Senior Director for Advising and Retention, Academic Affairs, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Assessed the University’s progress in the areas of rates of retention and graduation
  • Evaluated the University’s advising programs for the purpose of identifying best practices, gaps or contradictions, and special challenges created by the complexity of the University’s curriculum
  • Developed and piloted an Early Warning System
  • Developed a General Education implementation plan within the boundary of existing GE policy
  • Established a university-wide GE-based Learning Community (expansion of Beach Beginnings for over 90% of freshmen)
  • Supervised Academic Advising Center, Center for Student Athlete Services, University 100, Pre-Baccalaureate Advising and Support Services, Learning Assistance Center, and Multicultural Center
  • Maintained liaison with appropriate offices in other University operating divisions concerning academic policies and advising
  • Supervised the process by which the University reviews student petitions to waive the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) or to substitute a writing demonstration from another university
  • Investigated and resolved student complaints about academic issues
  • Represented the University at the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
  • Led a team of faculty and staff at the Conference on Student Success: Facilitating Transfer and Degree Completion

 

July 1, 2002 – August 31, 2003.  Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Oversaw the College of Education (CED) Office of Graduate Programs
  • Planned and managed CED enrollment
  • Supported faculty in grant proposal development
  • Supervised college facilities and scheduling
  • Coordinated tenure-track faculty searches
  • Assisted Dean in managing CED’s fiscal resources ($8M)
  • Provided leadership for college collaboration and K-16 partnership activities
  • Chaired the California K-16 Partnerships and Student Success Conference from 2002-2004

 

June 1, 2008 – Present; August 23, 2000 – August 31, 2003. Program Coordinator (2000-2003) and Co-Coordinator (2008-Present) for the Educational Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach.

  • Coordinated the development of the Candidate Assessment Plan
  • Coordinated curriculum additions and changes
  • Maintained communications with other coordinators and departments
  • Provided program and course information to applicants and prospective students
  • Coordinated admission process, program planning and completion, and provided appropriate information to Department Chair
  • Staffed part-time faculty
  • Developed three advanced courses in measurement, program evaluation, and data analysis; and revised the curriculum of three other key methodology courses

 

August, 1994 – May, 2000. Associate Professor (2000) and Assistant Professor (1994-2000) in the Division of Educational Psychology, Research and Evaluation Methods, College of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.

  • Develop and teach courses in program evaluation, research methods, data analysis, measurement, and classroom assessment
  • Developed a Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology
  • Supervised doctoral dissertations
  • Published numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports
  • Received several external and internal grants and contracts
  • Participate in on- and off-campus collaborative partnership efforts
  • Serve on various campus, college, and department committees

 

 

GRANT-RELATED EXPERIENCES

September 2010 – Present. Evaluator. Core-Area Literacy & Academic Success for Students (CLASS) Project, California Post-Secondary Commission. The goal of this grant is for high school teachers in both History and Language Arts to modify their teaching to incorporate problem-based inquiry, consistent use of EL strategies, and content-area literacy in their instruction.

June 2008 – September 2011. Internal Evaluator. Hispanic Serving Institution Grant, U.S. Department of Education.  The goal of this grant is to address academic and professional needs and obstacles often experienced by Latino students.

December 2009 – January 2011. Evaluator. LBUSD Male Academy, Long Beach Unified School District Foundation.  The goal of this program is to improve the graduation rate of underrepresented promising male students and to encourage lifelong learning by preparing them for college and career options.

September 2004 – June 2006. Director of Assessment.  Assessing Teacher Performance (ATP) Initiative, California State University, Long Beach and National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.  The goal of this initiative was to provide an infrastructure for bringing coherence to the current and planned efforts to assess candidates, programs, and graduates of education programs.

February 2002 – April 2004. Research Project Staff. California Alliance for Pre K-18 Partnerships, California Academic Partnership Program, California Department of Education.  The key focus of this project was to identify policy recommendations to support partnerships.

September 1, 1999 – August 31, 2005. Program Evaluator, GEAR-UP Project: IN-Gear for Careers, U.S. Department of Education. The goal of this project was to create and sustain a culture of achievement and high expectations that empowers low-income and underrepresented students to take full advantage of postsecondary educational opportunities.

March 1, 2000 – July 31, 2001. Project Director, Federal Eisenhower Professional Development Program: Performance-Based Assessment and Inquiry-Based Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

May 1996 – August 2001. Program Evaluator/Consultant, Program: Show-Me Classroom Performance Assessment Project – Pattonville School District, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The primary goal of the project was to develop performance assessments for use in Missouri’s schools.

March 1, 1999 – June 30, 2000. Project Director, Federal Eisenhower Professional Development Program: Mathematics Assessment and Instruction for Learning, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The goal of this project was to help high school teachers in designing and implementing inquiry-based instructional and assessment methods that could lead to higher student achievement. Responsibilities included planning, developing, and conducting professional development services for high school mathematics teachers.

September 1998 – May 2000. Program Evaluator, Program: Mentor St. Louis, The Danforth Foundation. The program was built on a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Schools and a broad range of organizations and individuals committed to improve student achievement, attitude toward school, attendance, self-esteem, and motivation by providing one-on-one mentoring services.

December 1998 – September 1999. Program Evaluator, Program: The Middle School Initiative: Redesigning/Transforming Middle Level Education in the St. Louis Public Schools, The Danforth Foundation. This project was a part of the St. Louis Public School Systemic Initiative to achieve and to maintain high performing middle schools.

September 1998 – July 1999. Program Evaluator, Program: Work Ways in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Missouri, Missouri Department of Social Services. The project used a comprehensive holistic approach to help welfare recipients improve skills necessary to be successful in the work environment and to meet the resulting challenges of home, family, and community.

March 1998 – June 1999. Project Director, Federal Eisenhower Professional Development Program: Meeting the Show-Me Standards through Performance-Based Assessment in Middle School Mathematics, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The central focus of the project was to enhance middle school teachers’ knowledge of performance-based assessment in mathematics, which coincides with the academic performance standards set by the State Board of Education.

August 1997- May 1998. Project Evaluator, Project: St. Louis Urban Systemic Initiative – St. Louis School District, National Science Foundation. The main focus of the project was on science and mathematics reform.

October 1996 – May 1997. Program Evaluator, Program: Bridge Saturday Academy, Bridge Program, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. The purpose of the program was to reinforce and enhance the development of mathematics, science and communication skills and to motivate and build confidence for further study of mathematics and science for high school students.

April 1996 – June 1997. Project Director, Federal Eisenhower Professional Development Program: Meeting the Show-Me Standards: Using Performance Assessment as an Integral Part of Mathematics Instruction, Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The central focus of the project was to enhance elementary school classroom teachers’ knowledge of performance assessment in mathematics.

August 1994 – August 1995. Program Evaluator, Programs: Election, Missouri State Government, and Metropolitan Issues Programs, Citizenship Education Clearing House, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. The major goals of these programs were to integrate participatory citizenship education into school curricula and to facilitate the development and implementation of student initiated action projects.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

April 14, 2012. Conference Co-Chair. Korean American Educational Researches Association (KAERA) Conference. Responsibilities included disseminating Call-for-Proposals and coordinating the KAERA Executive Committee to plan and organize the conference.

July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2004. Conference Chair. California K-16 Partnerships and Student Success.  Responsibilities included coordinating a statewide advisory board of educational leaders to plan and organize the conference.

May 1, 2002 – April 30, 2003. Chair, AERA SIG – Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Responsibilities included coordinating the SIG activities with AERA in accordance with the established by-laws and providing leadership in all aspects of the SIG organization.

August 1, 2000 – April 30, 2001. Program Chair of AERA SIG – Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Responsibilities included disseminating Call-for-Proposals, recruiting proposal reviewers, coordinating the proposal review process, and communicating with the AERA officers.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Southern California, 1995
M.S. in Operations Research, University of Kentucky, 1990
B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Westminster College, 1988

Research Interests

K-16 educational partnerships and accountability, in studies of culturally and linguistically diverse students, and in the conceptualization and practice of evaluation of educational programs

 

Representative Publications

Gamble, B., Kim, S., & An, S. (2012). Impact of a Middle School Math Academy on Learning and Attitudes of Minority Male Students in an Urban School District. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 8, 13-25.

Kim, S. (2011). Promoting Student Success through Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration at CSULB. KEDI-KAERA Educational Policy Joint Symposium Monograph RRM 2011-06 (pp. 57-73). Seoul, Korea: Korean Educational Development Institute.

Kim, S. (2011). Where Are We? Where Are We Going?, CSULB HSI Grant (Internal Evaluation Report).

Kim, S. (2010). Documenting Latino Student Success, CSULB HSI Grant (Internal Evaluation Report).

Kim, S. & Rivas, C. (2009). Collecting Evidence for Success and Planning for the Future, CSULB HSI Grant (Internal Evaluation Report).

Kim, S. & Rivas, C. (2008). Establishing Benchmarks and Moving Forward, CSULB HSI Grant (Internal Evaluation Report).

Cohn, K., Dowell, D. Kim, S., Lindahl, C., Maldonado, C. & Seal, J. (2004) Raising Student Achievement through Effective Education Partnerships: Policy and Practice, Long Beach: Alliance of K-16 Partnerships (Research Report).

Kim, S., Powers, K., Dowell, D., Hansen, J., Flores, G., & Trapp, F. (2004). Accountability for Performance: Pre-Kindergarten Through Graduate School. In J. Houck, K. Cohn, and C. Cohn (Eds.), Partnering to Lead Educational Renewal (pp. 145-164). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Powers, K., Winters, L., Person, D., & Kim, S. (2004). Collecting and Using Data in a K-16 Collaborative. In J. Houck, K. Cohn, and C. Cohn (Eds.), Partnering to Lead Educational Renewal (pp. 131-144). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Anderson, H., & Kim, S. (2003). A Missing Piece in an Elementary School Mathematics Teacher’s Knowledge Base. Issues in Teacher Education, 12(2), 17-23.

Kim, S., Hoewisch, A., & Shin, F. (2003). Selection of Reading Assessment Methods: Are Teachers' Choices Congruent with Instructional Methods? Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 3, 41-56.

Kim, S., Anderson, H., & Chung, I. (2002). What Is a Reasonable Expectation? CMC ComMuniCator, 26(4), 32-33.

Rueda, R., & Kim, S. (2001). Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Diversity as a Theoretical Framework for Studying Multicultural Students with Mild Disabilities. In C. Utley and F. Obiakor (Eds.), Special Education, Multicultural Education, and School Reform (pp. 74-89). Sprinfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, LTD.

Kim, S., & Friedlander, R. (2001). Performance-Based Assessment and Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School Mathematics: Sample Performance-Based Assessments. Sponsored by the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Grant from the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education (Technical Report).

Kim, S., Clarke-Ekong, S., & Ashmore, P. (1999). Effects of a Hands-on Multicultural Educational Program: A Model for Student Learning. The Social Studies, 90(5), 225-229.

Kim, S., & Hocevar, D. (1998). Racial Differences in 8th Grade Mathematics: Achievement and Opportunity to Learn. The Clearing House, 71(3), 175-178.

Shin, F., & Kim, S. (1998). Korean Parent Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Bilingual Education. In R. Endo, C. Park, J. Tsuchida, and A. Agbayani (Eds.), Current Issues in Asian and Pacific American Education (pp. 143-156). Covina, CA: Pacific Asian Press.

Kim, S., Richardson, L., Yard, G., Cleveland, M., & Keller, K. (1998). Giant Steps-St. Louis: An Alternative Intervention Model for Children with Autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 13(2), 101-107.

Kim, S., Parks, B., & Beckerman, M. (1996). Effects of Participatory Learning Programs in Middle and High School Civic Education. The Social Studies, 87(4), 171-176.

Kim, S., Parks, B., & Beckerman, M. (1996). Learning Through Participation: A Program for Middle School Civic Education. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 32, 130-132.

Kim, S., Richardson, L., & Cleveland, M. (1996). A Professional Development Model for Mathematics Performance Assessments. Missouri Educational Leadership, 7(1), 22-27.

Kim, S., Kim, L., & Hoewisch, A. (1996). Better Serving Missouri’s Minority Students Begins with Alternative Assessment. The Missouri Reader, 21(1), 35-37.

Holland, P., Michael, W., & Kim, S. (1994). The Construct Validity of the Educators Survey. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 54, 822-829.

Bachelor, P., Michael, W., Kim, S. (1994). First-Order and Higher-Order Semantic and Figural Factors in Structure-of-Intellect Divergent Production Measures. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 54, 608-619.

Recent Conference Presentations

Kim, S., Shin, S., & Yi, B. (2012). Effects of Reading Practices In and Out of School on Mathematics Achievement: A Comparative Study Using PISA 2009 Data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Shin, S., An, S., & Kim, S. (2010). The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Mathematics Achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado.

Kim, S. (2005).  Assessment of Teacher preparation Effectiveness. Paper presented at the California Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Kim, S. (2004). College students: Current data on retention and graduation rates. Paper presented at the California Association for Asian-Pacific Bilingual Education, Stockton, CA.

Kim, S., Potts, J., & Mulvaney, S. (2003). College Remediation in Reading and Writing: Academic Partnerships to the Rescue? Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, San Francisco, CA.

Powers, K., Surfas, S., & Kim, S. (2003). Putting the “Scientist” Back into the Scientist/Practitioner Model of School Psychology. Paper presented at the California Association of School Psychologists Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Kim, S., & Anderson, H. (2003). Mathematical Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the Elementary School Teacher Education Curriculum. Paper presented at the California Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

Cohn, K., Dowell, D., Seal, J., Kim, S., Maldonado, C. (2002). California Alliance of Pre K-18 Partnerships. Paper presented at the Educational Trust Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Kim, S. (2001). Utilizing Performance-Based Assessment for Teaching Language Minority Students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Korean-American Educators Association, Los Angeles, CA.

French, C., Friedlander, R., & Kim, S. (2001). Performance Events, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Growth Activities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Kim, S. (2000). Utilizing Performance-Based Assessment for Teaching Language Minority Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Association for Asian-Pacific Bilingual Education, Stockton, CA.

Kim, S. (1999). A Professional Development Model for Mathematics Performance Assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Kim, S., Clarke-Ekong, S., & Ashmore, P. (1999). Effects of a Hands-on Multicultural Educational Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Kim, S., & Fulton, M. (1998). Using Performance Assessment in Mathematics Instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Central Regional Conferences, St. Louis, MO.

Kim, S., & Hoewisch, A. (1997). The Relationship Between Assessment and Instructional Practices in Reading. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Kim, S., & Hocevar, D. (1996). Racial Differences in 8th Grade Mathematics: Achievement and Opportunity to Learn. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Kim, S., Parks, B., & Beckerman, M. (1996). Effects of Participatory Learning Programs in Middle and High School Civic Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Shin, F., & Kim, S. (1996). Public Opinion of Bilingual Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Association for Asian Pacific American Education, Dominguez Hills, CA.

Kim, S., & Blake, S. (1993). The Structure of Self-Concept in Minority Male and Female Los Angeles Middle School Adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, GA.

Kim, S., & Shin, F. (1993). Korean Parents’ Perception on Bilingual Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Association of Bilingual Education, Los Angeles, CA.

Holland, P., Michael, W., & Kim, S. (1993). The Construct Validity of the Educators Survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Educational Research Association, Long Beach, CA.

Kim, S., & Shin, F. (1993). Parent Workshop on Bilingual Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Korean American Educators Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Kim, S., Hocevar, D., & Vough, R. (1992). Higher Order Factor Analysis of Teacher Evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.