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Young-Suk Grace Kim, PhD.

Senior Associate Dean, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Young-Suk Grace Kim, Ed.D., is a professor and Senior Associate Dean at University of California, Irvine. She received her Ed.D. at Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology with a concentration on Language and Literacy, and a minor concentration on Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education. She holds Master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as in Human Development and Culture. She was a classroom teacher in San Francisco, California.

Professor Kim’s primary research areas include language, cognition, and literacy acquisition and instruction across languages and writing systems for English-speaking children, dual language learners including English learners, and children learning to read other languages (e.g., Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Kiswahili). Her research has been supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U. S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Kim received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama in 2012; and the Developing Scholar Award and University Teaching Award at the Florida State University. She serves the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal, Scientific Studies of Reading.

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