Nayoung Kim, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Psychology and Counseling. She has been a National Certified Counselor and worked as an English teacher in middle school. Her clinical and supervision experiences include school, college, and community counseling settings. Before she joined New York Tech, she served as an assistant professor at the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Kim's scholarship focuses on counselor education, counselor wellness, multicultural issues in counseling, and mental health literacy. She has presented numerous papers at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Kim has also served as an editorial review board member for counseling journals at the national level.

Kim received her Bachelor of Arts in English Language Education from Seoul National University and Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from the same institution. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from University of Central Florida with her dissertation entitled "The relationship between first generation college students' personal and public stigma, social support, perceived discrimination, and help-seeking attitudes."

Recent Projects and Research

  • The relationship between first-generation college students' stigma, social support, perceived discrimination, and help-seeking attitudes. Effects of reflective practice on multicultural counseling competence of counselors-in-training. Promoting well-being from the start: Implementation of a wellness curriculum in an Introduction to Counseling course.

Recent Publications

  • Kim, N., Oh, S., and Mumbauer, J. (2019). Supporting international students: Enhancing college counselors' multicultural counseling competence. Journal of College Counseling, 22(2), 179–192.
  • Oh, S., Kim, N., McKinzie Bennett, C., and Dillman Taylor, D. (2019). Multiculturally competent initial interview with LGBTQI+ clients. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 1–19.
  • Kim, N., and Lambie, G. W. (2018). Burnout and implications for professional school counselors. The Professional Counselor, 8(3), 277–294.
  • Kim, D. I., Nam, J. E., Park, S. Y., Jang, J. H., Kim, N., Oh, J. S., and Kim, M. C. (2014). Validation of multiple intelligence scale for elementary students: A two-dimension interest-ability assessment. Asian Journal of Education, 15(1), 71–92.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AARC Emerging Leader, Associations for Assessment and Research in Counseling, 2020
  • CORE Editorial Fellow, Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 2020
  • NARACES Emerging Leader, North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2020
  • Faculty Professional Development Grant, SUNY Oneonta, 2019
  • AMCD Research Grant, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International-Upsilon Chi Chapter, 2019
  • Exemplary Poster Presentation Award, University of Central Florida Graduate Research Forum, 2019
  • Division-E Seed Grant Competition Award, American Educational Research Association, 2018
  • Doctoral Research Support Award, University of Central Florida, 2018
  • Graduate Presentation Fellowship, University of Central Florida, 2017–2018
  • Graduate Dean's Fellowship, University of Central Florida, 2016

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • EDCO 810: Research, Assessment, and Technology