Sunha Kim

Assistant Professor

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 423 Baldy Hall

Survival Analysis
Academic Performance of Linguistic and Ethnic Minority Students
Technology Use and Academic Performance
Rasch Measurement and Item Response Theory
Survival Analysis and Logistic Regression
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Tech (2014)
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Design and Technology), Virginia Tech (2009)


  • Fundamentals of Educational Research
  • Statistical Inference I (Online)
  • Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis
  • Analysis of Quantitative Research II (Online)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Journal Articles

Kim, S. (Accepted). ICT for Children of Immigrants: Indirect and Total Effects via Self-Efficacy on Math Performance. Journal of Educational Computing Research (Academic Analytics Indexed: SSCI)

Kim, S., Chang, M., & Park, J. (Accepted). Survival Analysis for Hispanic ELL Students’ Access to Postsecondary Schools: Discrete Model or Cox Regression? International Journal of Research & Method in Education (Academic Analytics Indexed)

Kim, S ., Chang, M., Choi, N., Park, J., & Kim, H. (2016). The Direct and Indirect Effects of Computer Uses on Student Success in Math. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning (IJCBPL). 6(3), 48-64. doi: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2016070104 (Academic Analytics Indexed)

Kim, S., Chang, M., Singh, K., & Allen, K. (2015). Patterns and Factors of High School Dropout Risks of Racial and Linguistic Groups. The Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 20(4), 1-16. doi: 10.1080/10824669.2015.1047019 (Academic Analytics Indexed: AAD2012)

Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Norton, A., Deater-Deckard, K., Balci, O., & Samur, Y (2015). The Effects of an Educational Video Game on Mathematical Engagement. Education and Information Technologies. doi: 10.1007/s10639-015-9382-8 (Academic Analytics Indexed: AAD2012)

Chang, M., Choi, N., & Kim, S. (2015). School Involvement of Parents of Linguistic and Racial Minorities and Children’s Mathematics Performance. Educational Research and Evaluation, 21(2), 209-231. doi:10.1080/13803611.2015.1034283 (Academic Analytics Indexed: AAD2012)

Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Norton, A., & Samur, Y. (2015). Differential Effects of Learning Games on Mathematics Proficiency. Educational Media International, 52(1), 47-57. doi: 10.1080/09523987.2015.1005427 (Academic Analytics Indexed: AAD2012)

Choi, N., Chang, M., Kim, S., & Reio, T. (2015). A Structural Model of Parent Involvement with Demographic and Academic Variables. Psychology in the Schools, 52(2), 154-167. doi: 10.1002/pits.21813 (Academic Analytics Indexed: AAD2012)

Kim, H., Chang, M., Rose, K., & Kim, S. (2012). Predictors of Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia: Findings from a National Survey of National Alliance for Caregiving, 2004. The Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(4), 846-855. (ISI Impact factor: 1.518)

Kim, S., Chang, M., & Kim, H. (2011). Does Teacher Educational Training Help the Early Math Skills of English Language Learners in Head Start? Children and Youth Services Review. 33(5), 732-740. (SSCI Impact factor: 1.166, 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.749)

Tickle, B., Chang. M., & Kim, S. (2011). Administrative Support and Its Mediating Effects on US Public School Teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education. 27(2), 342–349. (SSCI Impact factor: 0.977, 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.415)

Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2010). Computer Games for the Math Achievement of Diverse Students. Journal of Educational Technology & Society. 13(3), 224–232. (SSCI Impact factor: 1.067, 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.312)

Kim, S., & Chang M. (2010). Does Computer Use Promote the Mathematical Proficiency of ELL Students? Journal of Educational Computing Research, 42(3), 285-305. (SSCI Impact factor: 0.561)

Chang M., & Kim, S. (2009). Computer Access and Computer Use for Science Performance of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Student. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40(4), 457-489. (SSCI Impact factor: 0.561)

Chang, M., Lee, B., & Kim, S. (2009). Parenting Classes, Parenting Behavior, and Child Cognitive Development in Early Head Start: A Longitudinal Model. The School Community Journal, 19(1), 157-176.

Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2008). Computer Use in Diverse Learning Contexts in ELS 2002: Gender, Race and Learner-Centeredness Effects and Implications. The Journal on School Educational Technology, 3(4), 55-65.

Chang, M., Kim, S., & Singh, K (2008). The Computer Use of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Students and Academic Performance. The International Journal of Learning, 15(1), 245-253.

Conference Proceedings

Chang, M., Kim, S., & Choi, N. (2015). The Relationship of Learner Characteristics of Gaming with Math Engagement. Proceedings of Teaching & Education Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Chang, M., Evans, M., Kim, S., Deater-Deckard, K., & Norton, A. (2014). Educational Video Games and Students’ Game Engagement. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA), Seoul, South Korea, 2014.

Chang, M., Singh, K., Sung, Y., & Kim, S. (2010). How Do Schools and Teachers Affect Immigrant Students’ Science Performance? Proceedings of the Austria Conference, International Journal of Arts & Science, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 2010.

Kim, S., & Lockee, B. (2008). Educators’ Value, Perceptions and Beliefs Towards Learning Objects. Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference Proceeding, Singapore.

Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2008). The Effects of Home Computer Access on Math Performance of Immigrant Students. Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference Proceeding, Singapore.

Chang, M., Singh, K., & Kim, S. (2008). A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of All-Day Programs for Schools with High Population of Minority Students. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Education, Greece.

Kim, S., & Chang, M. (2007). The Differential Effects of Computer Use on Academic Performance of Students from Immigrant and Gender Groups: Implications on Multimedia Enabled Education. Conference Proceeding of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2007), Taiwan.

Kim, S., & Lockee, B. (2006). The Design of Learning Objects by Learners. Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference Proceeding. Hong Kong, China.

Grant Activities

Consultant on a $2,200,000 NSF grant, “Gateways to Algebraic Motivation, Engagement and Success (GAMES): Supporting and Assessing Fraction Proficiency with Game-Based, Mobile Applications and Devices” (PI: Evans, M., 2014 - 2015)

Co-Investigator on a $500,000 Committee for Children grant, “Randomized Controlled Trial of Second Step Child Protection Unit” (PI: Nickerson, A., 2017 - 2019)