Jinhee Kim is an Associate Professor and Family Finance Extension Specialist for Maryland Cooperative Extension at University of Maryland, College Park. She also teaches courses in personal and family finance. She received B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University in Seoul Korea and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. The University of Maryland recently honored Kim with the George F. Kramer Outstanding Practitioner Award and Outstanding Faculty Woman of Color.
Prior to joining University of Maryland, she was director of research to Virginia Tech's National Institute for Personal Finance Employee Education and directed research and published articles in academic and professional journals on workplace financial education. While at Virginia Tech, she served as co-editor of the journal Personal Finances and Worker Productivity. Research from her doctoral dissertation won a national award for excellence from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.
She has published refereed journal articles in Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Research Report of Human Sciences, Journal of Compensation and Benefits, Financial Counseling and Planning, Journal of Consumer Education, Journal of National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Compensation and Benefits Review, Journal of Personal Finance, and Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Kim has made dozens of invited presentations to state, regional and national conferences.
Kim serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her research interests are financial stress, financial well-being, and workplace financial education. Dr. Kim is Vice President of the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation.