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Taeyeon Kim

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., K-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University, 2020
M.A., Educational Administration, Seoul National University, 2014
M.Ed., Elementary Education Administration, Daegu National University of Education, 2011
B.A., Elementary Education, Daegu National University of Education, 2008

Dr. Kim joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on how leaders’ voices and strategies intersect with school organizations and policy contexts. Specifically, her research examines 1) policy enactment in school settings whereby leaders and educators interpret and transform multiple accountability policies and 2) leadership development in school organizations by applying learning theories. In her research, she tries to revisit and reimagine concepts around policy and leadership by centering the voices of school leaders who advocate for equity and social justice.

Dr. Kim teaches courses in P-12 educational leadership, including Administration Theories in Educational Organizations and School Culture and Student Behaviors. She also teaches qualitative research methods for doctoral students. Dr. Kim advises students in the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs with a focus on P-12 educational leadership. Beyond UNL, Dr. Kim serves on the internal editorial team of the Educational Administration Quarterly.

Prior to higher education, Dr. Kim spent more than seven years in the K-12 education serving as an elementary school teacher and professional development consultant for teachers and principals in South Korea. She earned her Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University.



Areas of Expertise

  • Policy Enactment
  • Leadership Development and Equity
  • Educational Accountability
  • Comparative Perspectives in Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Taeyeon Kim’s research focuses on how leaders’ voices and strategies intersect with school organizations and policy contexts. Specifically, her research examines 1) policy enactment in school settings whereby leaders and educators interpret and transform policy and 2) leadership development in school organizations by applying learning theories. In her research, she tries to revisit and reimagine concepts around policy and leadership by centering the voices of school leaders who advocate for equity-driven learning. Her current projects explore “accountability” through the lived experience of school leaders, community-engaged school-level policy with immigrant families, and schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her previous work, which includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, has been published in Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Education Policy, Educational Management Administration & Leadership, International Journal of Leadership in Education, and others.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2020, International Journal of Leadership in Education Emerging Scholar Manuscript Competition Award2020, MSU Asian Studies Center Delia Koo Endowment Award2015-2020, MSU College of Education Erickson Research Fellowship2018-2020, UCEA Graduate Student Council Representative 2019, MSU College of Education Global Curriculum Fellowship2018-2019, MSU Summer Research Renewable Fellowship2018, MSU Asian Studies Center Shao Chang Lee Best Paper Competition Award
Experience
2020-Present, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2015-2020, Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University College of Education2012-2013, Professional Development Consultant, Korean School Consulting Center, South Korea2008-2015, Elementary School Teacher, Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education, South Korea
Memberships
American Educational Research Association (AERA)University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA)Comparative International Education Society (CIES)