Dr. HeeYoung Kim

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Reading

Office:  Old Main 441
Phone: 806-651-2612

Professional Profile

Dr. Kim became a member of the Department of Education in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Reading and Literacy with a concentration on Reading Specialist from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a transnational educator, having earned her B.S. in Foreign Language Education from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and taught at elementary schools in Seoul, Korea

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Kim teaches reading courses, children’s literature courses, and early childhood education courses. Her teaching focuses on promoting children’s literature in Reading and Literacy. She serves the Standing Committee of Global Citizenship Education at the National Council for Teacher of English. She is an executive board member of Worlds of Words and serves as a reviewer for WoW Review: Reading Across Cultures.

Research and Creative Activity 

Dr. Kim’s research interest focuses on critical analysis of children’s literature and exploring reading and literacy programs for a diverse society. She conducted research projects exploring critical visual literacy through illustrations of picturebooks, examining preservice teachers’ responses to global children’s literature, and developing transnational literacy programs.