Jeongeun Kim

MLF Teachers College
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Campus:
TEMPE
Mailcode:
1811
Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
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Biography

Jeongeun Kim is an assistant professor of higher education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She is a faculty affiliate with the Center for Organizational Research and Design, located in ASU's School of Public Affairs. Also, Professor Kim is a faculty fellow at the Lincoln Center for the Applied Ethics. She is interested in how universities develop policies and practices in pursuit of prestige and reputation. Professor Kim’s research focuses on how institutions of higher education use their autonomy to organize admission policies, financial aid (merit vs. need), tuition and fees, as well as strategies for revenue generation and resource allocation to remain competitive. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Higher Education, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 2015
  • M.A. Educational Administration and Higher Education, Korea University 2009
  • B.A. Education and Korean Language Education, Korea University 2007

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How does university prestige and reputation (manifested by ranking system) influence the policies and practices of the university?
  • How does the recognition of world-class status and global rankings change the way that universities find or exchange resources with other universities (e.g., trained faculty and students, research collaborations, dual programs)?
  • How do college selectivity and academic major shape postgraduate outcomes such as occupational attainment and graduate degree attainment?

Current Projects:

Dr. Kim is researching how different college ranking systems, including the U.S. News & World Report rankings, influence the managerial behaviors and organizational structures within universities. In particular, she analyzed changes in tuition and fees, admission practices, resource allocation across the academic departments, and activities in relation to the institutional and departmental rankings, and is beginning to consider the various impacts or contributions these policies and practices will have on the makeup and trajectories of the student body at each institution.

In another project, Dr. Kim and her colleague are examining the iron triangle of access, cost, and quality in higher education. In particular, the project examines how universities manage the different dimensions , whether they are balanced or if one or two factors are emphasizedover the other.  Then institutional characteristics that are associated with different patterns of institutional practices will be identified.

Dr. Kim is also engaged in research designed to unpack student college choice and academic major selections and their influence on occupational outcomes. She is interested in following cohorts of students in similar degree programs from various institutions to better understand how factors such as university status or reputation, academic rigor, employment projections, combined with students familial background, influence their occupational trajectories after their college graduation.  

Publications

Sergio Celis and Jeongeun Kim (2018). The making of homophilic networks in international research collaborations: A global perspective from Chilean and Korean engineering. Research Policy, 47(3), 573-582.

Jeongeun Kim (2018). The Functions and Dysfunctions of College Rankings: An Analysis of Institutional Expenditure. Research in Higher Education, 59(1), 54-87. 

Jeongeun Kim and Sergio Celis (2016). Global partnership as a strategy for internationalization: MBAs in Latin America and East Asia and Oceania. Higher Education Policy, 29(3), 355-378.

Jeongeun Kim and Michael Bastedo (2016). Athletics, clubs, or music? The Influence of college extracurricular activities on job prestige and satisfaction. Journal of Education and Work. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13639080.2016.1165341

Jeongeun Kim and Kevin Stange (2016). Differential pricing in the wake of tuition deregulation at Texas public universities. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(1), 112-146.

Jeongeun Kim, Jiyun Kim, Stephen Desjardins, and Brian McCall (2015). Exploring the relationship between high school math course-taking and college access and success. The Journal of Higher Education, 86(4), 628-662.

Jeongeun Kim, Jiyun Kim, Ozan Jaquette, and Michael Bastedo (2014). Institutional stratification and the post-college labor market: Comparing job satisfaction and prestige across generations. The Journal of Higher Education, 85(6), 761-791.

Matt Gaertner, Jeongeun Kim, Stephen DesJardins, and Katie McClarty (2014). Preparing Students for College and Careers: The Causal Role of Algebra II. The Research in Higher Education, 55, 143-165.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HED 688 Organizational Theory
EPA 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HED 573 Applied Inquiry in Higher Ed
HED 593 Applied Project
EPA 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HED 688 Organizational Theory
EPA 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HED 573 Applied Inquiry in Higher Ed
HED 593 Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HED 688 Organizational Theory
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HED 573 Applied Inquiry in Higher Ed