Nam Ju Kim Takes a Tenure-Track Position at University of Miami

Nam Ju Kim
Dr. Nam Ju Kim has accepted the offer for a tenure-track position in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, which is ranked 44th best national university in U.S (2017 U.S. News and World Report). His position will include opportunities for research and teaching. He will be teaching two courses each semester in a new academic area for the department called "Applied Learning Sciences." Dr. Kim says he is most excited about the research he will have a chance to do.

Dr. Kim is a recent graduate of the doctoral program in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department here at Utah State. He explains, "Without the support from Brian Belland and Andy Walker I would not have this chance. I really appreciate their help and advice."

While an ITLS student, Dr. Kim had several experiences working on National Science Foundation projects with Dr. Belland and Dr. Walker. "In these projects, I did research on the improvement of middle and high students’ information literacy and argumentation skills affected by computer-based scaffolding. Furthermore, I did meta-analysis to figure out the effectiveness of computer-based scaffolding." Their research team published many articles in top educational journals and presented the results at several nationwide conferences. 

Dr. Kim's future research interests include developing artificial intelligence to provide individualized support to students in educational tools. 

Dr. Kim's advice to current and future doctoral students is to start thinking about their research interests during the first year. As time progresses, doctoral students can begin to develop their original ideas and develop some wonderful research, he explains. 

The University of Miami
The University of Miami
Dr. Kim's previous education includes a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education, both from Yonsei University in South Korea.

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