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Kee Jeong Kim

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Portrait of Kee-Jeong Kim
Get to Know Me

How I’d capture the essence of my work in a newspaper headline ...

Kim’s research combines the strengths of traditional liberal arts and social sciences with information technology to offer revamped opportunities for students to cultivate digital humanities through research-based knowledge while deepening their understanding of global interconnectedness.

When visitors come from out of town, the first place I take them ...

Without the slightest hesitation I take them to one of the award-wining dining facilities at VT--D2 dining hall.

My favorite quote:

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” (Babe Ruth)

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area and Summary

Kee Jeong Kim, an associate professor, researches risk and resilience in child and adolescent development, which merges traditional frameworks of developmental psychology into an applied science aimed at making a difference in the lives of people, organizations, and communities.

As technology rapidly advances, a greater emphasis is placed on developing educational approaches that provide a broader perspective on the ethical and social implications of technology and help students become professionals designing products that are not only technically sound but also ethical, inclusive, and socially responsible.


Kim, a member of the  College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is a founding faculty member of the Undergraduate Research Institute.

She chaired the Academy of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Tech. 

She currently serves on the editorial board for International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, and International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies.

Alma Mater

Kim received a doctoral degree from Iowa State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship program at UC Davis.