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Irang Kim, PhD


PhD, University of Georgia, 2017
MSW, University of South Carolina, 2012
BSW, Catholic University of Pusan, Pusan, South Korea, 2009

Dissertation title: Parental experiences of Korean-American immigrant parents of sons or daughters having developmental disabilities: Stress and coping.
Committee members: M. Elizabeth Vonk (Chair), Shari Miller, Y. Joon Choi.

Irang Kim passed her disseration defense in May 2017 and will officially graduate in August 2017. She received her BSW from Pusan Catholic University, South Korea and her MSW from the University of South Carolina. Her work experiences have centered on supporting and counseling families who raise children with developmental disabilities (DDs). Kim’s research interests include stress and coping processes among families with children with DDs and immigrants with mental health problems. She is also able to apply advanced statistical methods such as HLM or SEM by using SAS, R, and SPSS.

CV available on request; email