Professor of Education
- Ph.D., Social Sciences & Comparative Education, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
- B.S., Psychobiology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dr. Eugene P. Kim started at Concordia University Irvine in 2007 as Dean of Asia Programs responsible for the strategic planning of the university's Asia strategy and Founding Director of the MA in International Studies (MAIS) programs in International Education, International Development and International Business. From 20078-2017, Dr. Kim was deployed to Shanghai, China and represented the university's interests in China and Asia; during that time he established MOU's and partnerships with over 20 Chinese universities and schools in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Kunming and other cities; developed graduate programs with over 300 alumni and $1.5 million in annual revenues; implemented short-term immersive study abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students to China; successfully fund-raised for a Asia library; designed marketing materials, promotions and university branding in China.
Currently (since 2017) Dr. Kim serves as faculty in the EDD in Leadership program, mentoring dissertation students in K-12, higher education, non-profits, and business sectors. His current research interests align with those of his doctoral students including under-represented minority access to STEM, internationalization of education, educational entrepreneurship and innovation, and gratitude interventions.
Prior to this, Dr. Kim was a tenure-track professor at Pepperdine University where he taught graduate level teacher education courses and was the founding coordinator of a professional development school in Hollywood. During his tenure at Pepperdine University, he served as chair of the Pepperdine Charter School Initiative, as advisor to doctoral students of educational leadership, and as a member on the Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee.
Dr. Kim has served on boards of foundations and universities (Harvey Fellows, Emperor’s College), founded several non-profits and private companies (House for Kids, Foundation for Transformational Leadership, Xiamen Concordia International School, Integrated Education, Ltd., Kennedy Group, Ltd.), and is consultant to diverse industries including foreign investment, Hollywood films, and executive leadership.
Areas of Expertise
- Private, Charter & Public Education
- K-12 & Higher Education
- Comparative & International Education
- Faith-Learning-Vocation Integration
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Research
- International Business & Development
- Program Development/Management/Evaluation