College of Education Faculty & Staff
Catherine E Kim
Associate Professor of Education, ESOL Program Coordinator, TESOL Minor Advisor (Forest Grove)
Dr. Kim is a specialist in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Second Language Acquisition, and Bilingualism. Dr. Kim has extensive experience in research and teaching in ESOL methods, foreign language teaching methods, language acquisition, and educational linguistics. Her primary research areas are bilingual and biliteracy development of second language learners and the role of community, teachers, and parents in maintaining and developing bilingual proficiency. She is also conducting research on ESOL teacher education. Dr. Kim is the project director and principal investigator of the federally-funded grant program (NPD: National Professional Development Program funded by OELA, US Depatment of Education Grant no T365Z120107), which includes ESOL education and professional development for Grades 6-12 STEM teachers.
- PhD and MA - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- BA - Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)