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.
Kim. S. J., Kim, M., Jeong, B., Suh, J., & Ahn, S. (In progress). Nonprofit and philanthropic research in South Korean literature: Implications for other countries
Kim, S. J., An. S., Nsonwu, M., Morrison, S., & Herney, J. (In progress). “An Accented Experience”: College students’ attitude and perceptions toward foreign-born faculty in American universities.
Kim. S. J. (In progress). Nonprofit management education in the social work program in the U.S.: Strength and weakness of the programs.
Roh. Y. H., & Kim. S. J. (In progress). Transparency of nonprofit organizations in South Korea: The conceptual viewpoints of the primary nonprofit stakeholders.
Wiepking, P. et al. (In progress). Global Generosity in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 impact on philanthropy across the world. https://www.globalgenerosityresearch.com/
Kim. S. J. & the Beautiful Foundation (In progress). Global New vehicles in Giving: South Korean case study.
Kim. S. J. & the Beautiful Foundation (In progress). Global Philanthropy Environment Index: South Korean case study.
Kim, S. J, Liu, H., Jung, B., & Hai, Q (In revision). Nonprofit education programs in higer education in Hong Kong. Journal of Nonprofit Eductation and Leadership.
Smith, D., Kim, S. J., Corbett, C. (Eds.). (2021). Palgrave Handbook of Voluntaristics-Philanthropy-Nonprofit Studdies and ARNOVA/ISTR at 50 Years: A festschrift for Honorees and a Critical Assessment of the Global Past, Present, and Future of Our Field. Palgrave Inc.
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
- Reserach Committee Member, Center on Philanthropy at Beautiful Foundation, Seoul Korea, 2019 ~ present
- Director of Nonprofit Organisation Development Committee at Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2017 ~ present
- Nonprofit Planning Committee member at Korean American Social Work Educators Association, 2017 ~ present
- Chair of Grant Committee at Korean American Senior Citizen’s Association at New Jersey, 2016 ~ present
- Founder & Executive Director, Korean Nonprofit & Philanthropy Researchers Network, 2008 ~ present
Peer reviewed publications
Kim, S. J., & Jeong, B. (2021). University-based nonprofit and nongovernment education in South Korea: Comparative analysis between South Korea and the United States. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
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 Public Forum.
Jeong. B. & Kim, S. J. (2021). NPO/NGO education in Public Administration in South Korea. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.
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. (2019). 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.
Kim, S. J. (2014). Management and Leadership for human service organizations: Philanthropy and government relationship. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Non-peer reviewed publications
Kim, S. J. & Beautiful Foundation (2020, October). South Korea: Global Philanthropy Tracker.Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/24846/south-korea-report21.pdf
Kim, S. J., (2020, April). 미국 비영리섹터에 대한 COVID-19의 영향 1 & 2 [Impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector in the U.S.]. The Beautiful Foundation Blog. Retrieved from 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., & Jeong, J. K. (2019). South Korean nonprofit/non-government researcher associations (2019 Beautiful Foundation Special Research Report, Series No.12). Retrieved from https://research.beautifulfund.org/11525/%EA%B8%B0%ED%9A%8D%EC%97%B0%EA%B5%AC2019-3south-korean-nonprofit-non-government-research-associations/
Kim S. J., An, S. O., Nsonwu, M.,& Morrison, S. (2021). U.S. college students learning experiences with foreign-born faculty who speak with “Accents”. Paper will be presented at the Society for Social Work Research 25th Annual Conference (Virtual conference).
Kim S. J., Jeong, B., CAI, Q., Helen, L., Ishida, Y., Mirabella, R., Okada, A., & Yang, L.(2020). Nonprofit higher education in East Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan case studies. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 49th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA (Virtual conference).
Kim. S. J., Kim, M., Jeong, B., Suh, J., & Ahn, S.(2020). A systematic review of nonprofit research in Korean literature: Lessons for other countries. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 49th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA (Virtual conference).
Kim, S.J. (2020). Estimate of philanthropic behaviors and attitudes in South Korea: Methodological consideration. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 49th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA (Virtual conference).
Jeong, B., & Kim, S. J. (2020). The government and civil society collaboration against COVID-19: Lessons from South Korea. Paper presented at the Participatory Research in Asia(PRIA) Webinar (October 28, 2020): Dynamics of state-civil society relations during COIVD-19 (Webinar).
Cai, Q., Okada, A., Jeong, B., & Kim, S. J. (2020). Civil society responses to COVID-19 pandemic: A comparative study of China, Japan, and South Korea. Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) virtual general conference 2020 (Virtual conference).
The Beautiful Foundation & Kim, S. J. (2020). Examination of the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits. The 6th Sharing (Philanthropy/Nonprofit)-related Knowledge Network Special Forum (July 1st, 2020), The Center on Philanthropy, Beautiful Foundation.
Kim S. J., Jeong, B., CAI, Q., Helen, L., Ishida, Y., Mirabella, R., Okada, A., & Yang, L.(2020). Similarity and dissimilarity of nonprofit education in Asia and Westen countries. International Society for Third-Sector Research 14th Biennial Conference, Montreal, Canada (Conference canceled).
Kim, S. J. (2020). Transparency of nonprofit organizations in South Korea: The conceptual viewpoints of the primary nonprofit stakeholders. The Network for Social Work Management 31st Annual Conference, New York City, New York (Conference canceled).
Kims S. J. & Kim, I. (2020). Nonprofit management education in social work education: Strengths and weakness of the programs. The Network for Social Work Management 31st Annual Conference, New York City, New York (Conference canceled).
Jeong, B., & Kim. S. J. (2020). NPO/NGO education in public administration in South Korea. Paper presented at GMU-SNU BK21 International Conference, Arlington, VA, USA.
Kim, S. J., & Jeong, B. (2019). Nonprofit education in S. Korea. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 48th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.
Jeong, B., Mirabella, R., & Kim, S. J. (2019). Eastern and Western NPO/NGO education in public administration: Comparison of South Korea and the U.S., Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 80th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA.
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