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Sung-Ju Kim

Asst Professor

School of Social Work

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. His received his MSSA in Social Administration and CNM from both Mandel School of Social Science and Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations 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 the 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 at 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.

His specialty in social work includes nonprofit management and leadership, philanthropy and fundraising, quantitative research methods, program and practice evaluation, community development and other macro social work practice.

Projects

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H. (resubmitted). Crowd-out: will Asian nonprofit organizations lose philanthropic giving when they receive government grants? Advances in Social Work.

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

Jeong. B. & Kim, S. J. (under review). NPO/NGO education in Public Administration in South Korea. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.

Kim, S. J., & Jeong, B. (In progress). Nonprofit management and philanthropy studies (NMPS) in South Korea: Similarity and dissimilarity in the education programs between S. Korea and the U.S.

Kim. S. J. (In progress). Nonprofit management education in the social work program in the U.S.: Strength and weakness of the programs.

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

Beautiful Foundation, & Kim, S. J. (In progress). Korean report of global philanthropy resource flows index. In the Global Philanthropy Resource Flower Index, Indiana University.

Kim S. J. & Xiaonan Kou (In progress). Empathy, social class, and charitable giving. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Nsonwu, M., Kim, S. J., An. S., & Morrison, S. (In progress). An accented experience: A mixed-methods study of helping professions’ teaching and learning in foreign-accent environments.

Roh. Y. H., & Kim. S. J. (In progress). Transparency of nonprofit organizations in South Korea: The conceptual viewpoints of the primary nonprofit stakeholders.

Kim. S. J. & Jang, Y. J. (In progress). Philanthropy estimation in South Korea: Methodology in Korean giving data.

Extension and Community Engagement

  • Research 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

Office Hours

Tue: 11:00-12:00
Thu: 1:00-2:00

Research Publications

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

Kim, S. J. (2014). Management and Leadership for human service organizations: Philanthropy and government relationship. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

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.

Fredrick, H., McDorment, 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.

Kim, S. J. (2008). Indiana gives 2008: Statewide individual giving & Corporate giving. Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy   Indiana   University.

Kim, S. J. (2008). Giving in Kansas City: Foundation giving (Center on Philanthropy research project). Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University.

Kim, S. J. (2010). The pattern of charitable giving in COPPS 2007 (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University research paper).

Kim, S. J. (2010). The pattern of charitable giving change in COPPS: Comparing pattern changes between COPPS 2003 and 2005.

Kim. S. J. (2009). The pattern of charitable giving in COPPS 2005: Total giving, religious giving, secular giving by socio-demographic characteristics (Center on Philanthropy research project).

Presentations

Kim, S. J. (2020). Transparency of nonprofit organizations in South Korea: The conceptual viewpoints of the primary nonprofit stakeholders. Paper presented on The Network for Social Work Management 31st Annual Conference, New York City, New York.

Kims S. J. & Kim, I. (2020). Nonprofit management education in social work educations: Strengths and weaknesses of the programs. Paper presented on The Network for Social Work Management 31st Annual Conference, New York City, New York.

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 the 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.

Kim, S. J. & Jeong, B. (2018). Comparing curricula of the nonprofit management and philanthropic sector programs (NMPS) in South Korea and the U.S., Paper presented at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, USA.

Kim, S. J. (2017). Effects of government grants on private giving at Faith-based Asian nonprofits and secular Asian nonprofits, Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Kim, S. J, Kou, X, & Konrath, S. (2017). Empathy, social class, and charitable giving. Paper presented at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Kim, S. J, Kou, X, & Konrath, S. (2016). Dispositional Empathy, Religious Salience, and Charitable Giving. Paper presented at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA.

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H.(2015). Crowd-out: will Asian nonprofit organizations lose philanthropic giving when they receive government grants? Paper presented at the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. USA.

Funded Research

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 USD). Co-Investigator

2019 ~ present. 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 (USD). Co-Investigator

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

Area(s) of Expertise

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.

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