Hyeyoung Ghim (She/Her)

Hyeyoung Ghim
Assistant Professor
Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences

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Dr. Ghim is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Originally from South Korea, she moved back and forth between South Korea and the United States, with this movement becoming a crucial part of her transnational identity. Her research interests include multilingual and multicultural education, transnational teachers, as well as the roles of teachers in serving diverse children and families. These interests stem from her own experiences as a racially, culturally, and linguistically marginalized student, teacher, and parent.

Her goal as a teacher educator is to have a realistic and tangible impact on future teachers. She aims to help them appreciate all children and families, focusing on their strengths and the positive impact they bring to society as a whole.

Research Areas

Early Childhood Teacher Education, Multilingual and Multicultural Education, Teacher Identity, Diversity and Equity


Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A., Early Childhood Education, Teachers College, Columbia University