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Sung-Ju Kim

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

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Bio

Dr. Sung-Ju Kim is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NC State Department of Social Work, he taught at Monmouth University School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor. He also taught at Rutgers University School of Social Work and Indiana University School of Social Work as an adjunct faculty.

He earned his PhD from Indiana University School of Social Work. He received his MSSA in Social Administration and CNM (Certification of nonprofit management) from Mandel School of Applied Social Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He also received his MA in Social Welfare from the Catholic University of Korea.

Before joining IUSSW PhD program, Dr. Kim worked as a professional social worker at several social work agencies including Asian Service, Inc., Cleveland, OH, Center for Homelessness in Korea, Community Welfare Center in Korea, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department in SK Telecom in South Korea. While attending Indiana University for his PhD degree, he worked as a part-time special statistician at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Teaching and Research Interests

His teaching interests are topics in research methods, data analysis for social work practice, program/practice evaluation for social work practice, community practice, social policy and other macro practice topics including management, leadership, organizational theories, and philanthropy and fundraising  for human service organizations.

His primary research areas of interest include nonprofit management, fundraising, philanthropic studies, practice/program evaluation, community development and quantitative research methods.

Asian Nonprofit Education Directory Database 

The Asian NPO Education Directory Database provides a comprehensive list of NMPS (nonprofit management and philanthropy sector) programs and courses in Asia. The current version of the directory database offers detailed information on NMPS programs and courses offered in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The current directory data was collected between 2018 and 2020 as part of a project. The database includes information on NMPS programs’ geographical location, institutional arrangements (colleges/schools/departments), contact, and course description. The database also includes information on the universities offering more than three NMPS courses.

https://tltc.shu.edu/projects/global_ngos/asia_index.php

 

Ongoing Projects

Jeong, B., Kim, S. J., & Yun, J. (In progress). Trend of transnational giving across the globe.

Jeong, B., Yun, J., Mohammed-Spigner, D., Kim, S. J., & Torres, L.(In progress). Social equity in nonprofit organizations: Assessing practices, governance, and operation of human service nonprofits.

Jeong, B., Kim, S. J., Mark, S. & Sumner B. (In progress). Service and advocacy dichotomy or spectrum? Examining the advocacy roles of service-focused nonprofits in South Korea.

Kim S. J., Jeong, B., Cai, Q., Liu, H., Yu, I., Okada, A., Yang, L., & Liu, L. C. (In progress). Nonprofit education in Eastern countries: Cross-country comparison of nonprofit education programs.

Urbanski, P., Kim, S. J., & Fraser, C. (In progress). The experience of Korean-immigrant mothers of adolescents and grandparents who originally immigrated to assist with childcare.

Smith, D., Kim, S. J., & Corbett, C. (Eds.) (In progress). Palgrave Handbook of Voluntaristics-Philanthropy-Nonprofit Studies and ARNOVA/ISTR at 50 Years: A Festschrift for Honorees and a Critical Assessment of the Global Past, Present, and Future of Our Field.

Kim, S. J., An. S., Nsonwu, M., Morrison, S., & Henry, J. (Resubmitted). Undergraduate students’ perceptions of learning from foreign-born faculty in American university settings. Studies in Higher Education.

Jeong, B., Yun, J. A., & Kim, S. J. (Resubmitted). What determines governments’ COVID-19 response policies?: Examining national-level policy and transnational factors. International Journal of Public Administration.

Kim. S. J., Jeong, B., & Mirabella, R. (Resubmitted). Nonprofit management education in the social work program in the U.S.: Strength and weakness of the programs. Social Work Education.

Kim, S. J., & Jung, J. K. (Under review). South Korean nonprofit/non-government researcher associations, In D. Smith (Ed.), History of Voluntaristics Researcher Association Globally. Bloomington, IN: Indian University Press.

Funded Research

2020- 2021. Estimate of philanthropic behaviors and attitudes in South Korea: Methodological consideration. The Beautiful Foundation Giving Korea Research Grant. Total grant: ₩4,000,000 ($3,537).Principal Investigator

2019- 2020. South Korean nonprofit/non-government researcher associations, in D. Smith (Ed.), History of
Voluntaristics Researcher Association Globally. Bloomington, IN: Indian University Press. The Beautiful Foundation Annual Special Research Project Contact (PI: Jung, J. K.), Total grant: ₩4,000,000 ($3,537). Co-Investigator

2019- present. Fostering future leaders: Comparative study of nonprofit and philanthropic education in East Asia and the West. The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2019. Total grant: ¥5,500,000 ($56,000).Co-Representative

2018- 2019. University-based nonprofit education programs in S. Korea: Strength and Weakness. Office for Research and Engagement at Humanities and Social Science at NC State University. Total grant: $3,000 (USD). Principal Investigator

2015-  2017. The experience of Transition in Korean Americans Who Become a Grandparent. The School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean’s Research Development Grant at Monmouth University. (PI: P. Urbanski). Total grant: $4,370. Co-Investigator

Extension and Community Engagement

2023- present, Chair, Research Sharing Committee at KASWEA

2019- present, Committee Member, Research Committee at Center on Philanthropy at Beautiful Foundation, Seoul Korea

2017- present, Director, Nonprofit Organization Development Committee at Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association(KSEA)

2017- present, Chair, Nonprofit Planning Committee at Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA)

2008- present, Founder & Executive Director, Korean Nonprofit  Philanthropy Researchers Network (KNPRN)

Publications

Peer reviewed publications

An. S., Jeong, B., Kim, M., Kim. S. J., & Suh, J. (2022). Globalizing the field by learning from non-English-based nonprofit studies: A review of South Korean nonprofit literature. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-022-00540-0

Kim, S. J. & Jang, Y. J. (2022). Estimate of philanthropic behaviors and attitudes in South Korea: Methodological consideration. Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1780

Lamothe, M., LePere-Schloop, M., Lim, S., Yeo, J., Beaton, E., Brower, R., Kim, S. J., Lee, M., & Yoo, E. (2022). Sexual misconduct: Policies to improve institutional accountability and reduce individual burdens. Nonprofit Policy Forum. 13(4). 361- 370.

Kim, S. J., & Jeong, B. (2022). University-based nonprofit and nongovernment education in South Korea: Comparative analysis between South Korea and the United States. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 12(3), 17-33.

Kim. S. J., Liu. H. K., Jeong, B. J., & Cai, Q. (2022). Exploring Hong Kong nonprofit education programs. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 12(3), 1-16.

Kim. S. J., Jeong, B., & Yun, J. A. (2021). Comparative study on the relationship between government and civil society in COVID-19 responses: Cases of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries (in Korean). Civil Society and NGO, 19(2), 3-48.

Cai, Q., Okada, A., Jeong, B, & Kim, S. J. (2021). Civil Society Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study of China, Japan, and South Korea. China Review, 21(1), 107-137.

Jeong, B & Kim, S. J. (2021). The Government and Civil Society Collaboration against COVID-19 in South Korea: A Single or Multiple Actor Play? Nonprofit Policy Forum, 12(1), 165-187, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2020-0051.

Jeong. B. & Kim, S. J. (2021). NPO/NGO education in Public Administration in South Korea. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. 7(2), 1-19.

Lee, L. & Kim. S. J., (2020). The effect of government grants on private giving to East Asian nonprofits: Implications for social work managers. Advances in Social Work, 20(1), 95-113.

Kim, S. J., & Jung, J. K. (2020). Korean nonprofit/non-government sector research: A literature review and analysis. Voluntaristics Review: Brill Research Perspectives, 4(6), 1-71.

Jeong, B & Kim, S. J. (2019). NPO/NGO higher education programs in South Korea: Social movement and entrepreneurial management drives. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 9(1), 39- 62.

Kim, S. J., & Kou, X (2014). Not all empathy is equal: How dispositional empathy affects charitable giving. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 26(3), 1-23.

Kim, S. J. (2014). Joint crowd-out: Will charitable donors cut donations to human service organizations when the government increases welfare spending? Journal of Nonprofit Management, 17, 24-47.

Non-peer reviewed publications 

Kim. S. J. (2022, November). Global philanthropic giving during the COVID-19 pandemic: International comparative analysis. The Beautiful Foundation Special Study 2022-1. https://research.beautifulfund.org/17375/

Kim, S. J. (2022, July/August). 경제위기극복과 민생안정을 위한 시민사회의 역할[Roles of civil society in the economic crisis: post COVID-19 area. Public Administration Focus, No.158. 32-36. https://www.kipa.re.kr/synap/skin/doc.html?fn=FILE_00000000001422216&rs=/convert/
result/201512/

Kim, S. J., & Jang. Y. J., & Lee. Y. L. (2022, June). Digital for good: A global study on emerging ways of giving- South Korea. Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/29310/SouthKoreaReportEnglish2022.pdf

Kim, S. J., & The Beautiful Foundation (2022, March) The 2022 Global Philanthropy Environment Index: Republic of Korea. Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.  https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/28191/2022GPEIRepublicofKorea.pdf

Kim, S. J. (2021, November). Generosity in Times of Crisis: South Korean helping behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Generosity Research. https://www.globalgenerosityresearch.com/reports/

Kim, S. J. & Beautiful Foundation (2020, October). Regional report: South Korea. 2020 Global Philanthropy Tracker. https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/24846/south-korea-report21.pdf

Kim S. J. & Jeong, B. (2020, July 1). COVID-19 and nonprofit organizations in South Korea: Impact on service provision, financial sustainability and essential need and concerns. The Beautiful Foundation Archive. https://research.beautifulfund.org/blog/2021/03/30/covid-19-nonprofit-organizations-south-korea/

Kim, S. J. & Jang, Y. J. (2020). South Korean philanthropy indices: Methodological matters. 2020 Special Research Series, 13,109- 135.

Kim, S. J., (2020, April 20). 미국 비영리섹터에 대한 COVID-19 영향 I & II [Impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector in the U.S. The Beautiful Foundation Blog. https://research.beautifulfund.org/blog/2020/04/20/%eb%af%b8%ea%b5%ad-%eb%b9%84%ec%98%81%eb%a6%ac%ec%84%b9%ed%84%b0%ec%97%90-%eb%8c%80%ed%95%9c-covid-19%ec%9d%98-%ec%98%81%ed%96%a5/

Kim, S. J., & Jung, J. K. (2019). South Korean nonprofit/non-government researcher associations. 2019 Special Research Series, 12. 103-147. https://research.beautifulfund.org/blog/2019/11/27/
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Kim, S. J., & Fredrick, H. (2009). 2009 congregational economic impact study (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University research project). Funded by Alban Institute and Lake Institute on faith & giving at Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University. https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/5655

Fredrick, H., McDerment, M., Kim, S. J. & Kou, X. (2009). Motivation and impediments to charitable giving (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University research project). Funded by CCS for William B. Hanrahan CCS Fellowship. Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/files/research/2009ccs_understandingdonorsmotivations
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Presentations

 

  1. Kou, X., Carrigan, C., Bergdoll, J., Horvath, K., & Kim, S. J. (2022 November 17-19). Understanding emerging ways of giving globally. [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 51th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  2. Jeong, B., Yun, J.A., Kim, S. J., Mohammed-Spigner, D., & Mark .S. (2022, November 17-19). Social Equity Practices and Policies of Nonprofits: Comparing Perceptions of Nonprofit Scholars and Practitioners. [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 51th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  3. S. J. (2022, November 17-19). Generosity during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 51th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  4. Jeong, B., Kim, S. J., & Mark, S. (2022, November 17-19). Service and advocacy dichotomy or spectrum?: Examining the advocacy roles of service-focused in nonprofits in South Korea. [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 51th Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  5. Jeong, B., Yun. J. A., Mohammed-Spigner, D., & Kim, S. J. (2022, November 4- 5). Panning New Jersey human service nonprofit DEI panel.[Paper presentation]. 2022 Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NeCoPA) Annual Conference (Virtual conference).
  6. Kim, S. J., S., Nsonwu, M., Morrison, S., & Henry, J. (2022, November 10-13). College students’ perceptions of learning from foreign-born faculty in American higher education. [Paper presentation]. CSWE 68th Annual Program Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  7. Jeong, B., Yun, J.A., Mohammed-Spigner, D., & Kim, S. J. (2022, June 8-10). Nonprofits serving underserved/underrepresented groups. [Paper presentation]. 2022 Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) (Virtual conference).
  8. Jeong, B., Yun. J. A., Mohammed-Spigner, D., & Kim, S. J. (2022, March 2- 5). Assessing nonprofit organizations’ diversity and social equity practices. [Paper presentation]. 2022 Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) Annual Conference (Virtual conference).
  9. Mirabella, R., Carpenter, H., Kim, S. J., Petrescu. C., Dolch, N., & Taylor, M. (2021, November 18-20). Reflecting on the past and present to inform the future of nonprofit and philanthropic studies education [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  10. Jeong, B., Yun, J. A., & Kim, S. J. (2021, November 18-20). GITA Colloquium: National/transnational tensions: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  11. Kim, S. J., Jeong, B., Okada, A., Ishida, Y., Qihai, C., Liu, H., Yang, L., & Liu, L. (2021, November 18-20). Nonprofit education in Eastern countries: Cross-country comparison of nonprofit education programs [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  12. Okada, A., S. J., & Jeong, B. (2021, July 17-18). Social responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: A comparative study of China, Japan, and South Korea. [Paper presentation]. ARNOVA-ASIA 5th Annual Conference (Virtual conference).
  13. Kim, S. J., & Jeong, B. (2021, July 12-15). Nonprofit education in South Korea [Paper presentation]. International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) 2021 Global Virtual Conference.
  14. Jeong, B., & Kim, S. J. (2021, April 9-15). The Government and Civil Society Collaboration against COVID-19 in South Korea: Was it a Single-actor Play on Stage [Paper presentation]. The 82nd American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference (Virtual conference).
  15. Kim S. J., An, S. O., Nsonwu, M., & Morrison, S. (2021, January 19-22). S. college students learning experiences with foreign-born faculty speak with “Accents.” [Paper presentation]. The Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) 25th Annual Conference (Virtual conference).

Education

Ph.D. Social Work Indiana University School of Social Work 2013

MSSA Social Administration Case Western Reserve University 2005

CNM Nonprofit Management Case Western Reserve University 2005

M.A. Social Welfare Catholic University of Korea 2002

  • 2019-2020 Phi Alpha Honor Society Advisor of the Year, awarded by the Phi Alpha Honor Society, April 2021
  • Junior Career Achievement Award, sponsored by the Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA) November 2020
  • Grand Prize Winner at the 1st Best Paper in Nonprofit and Philanthropy Culture Competition, sponsored by the Nanum Research Center on Philanthropy at Community Chest of Korea, April 2019
  • Recognition of Outstanding Service Award, Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA), November 2018
  • Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Social Work, April 2010