Sung-Ju Kim

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Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Sung-Ju Kim is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NC State Department of Social Work, he taught at Monmouth University School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor. He also taught at Rutgers University School of Social Work and Indiana University School of Social Work as an adjunct faculty.

He earned his PhD from Indiana University School of Social Work. His received his MSSA in Social Administration and CNM from both Mandel School of Social Science and Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He also received his MA in Social Welfare from the Catholic University of Korea.

Before joining IUSSW PhD program, Dr. Kim worked as professional social worker at several social work agencies including Asian Service, Inc., Cleveland, OH, Center for Homelessness in Korea, Community Welfare Center in Korea, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department in SK Telecom at Korea. While attending Indiana University for his PhD degree, he worked as a part-time special statistician at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.    

His specialty in social work includes nonprofit management and leadership, philanthropy and fundraising, qualitative research methods, program and practice evaluation, community development and other macro social work practice. 

Teaching and Research Interests

His teaching interests are topics in research methods, data analysis for social work practice, program/practice evaluation for social work practice, community practice, social policy and other macro practice topics including management, leadership, organizational theories, and philanthropy and fundraising  for human service organizations.

His primary research areas of interest include nonprofit management, fundraising, philanthropic studies, practice/program evaluation, community development and quantitative research methods. 

Projects

Urbanski, P., Kim, S. J., & Fraser, C. (In progress). The experience of Korean-immigrant mothers of adolescents and grandparents who originally immigrated to assist with child care. 

Kim, S.J., Kou, X., & Konrath, S.( In progress). Empathy, social class, and chartiable giving 

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H. (In progress). Crowd-out: will Asian nonprofit organizations lose philanthropic giving when they receive government grants? 

Kim, S. J., & Bok, Jeong (In progress). Comparing Curricula of the Nonprofit Management and Philanthropic Sector Programs (NMPS) in South Korea and the U.S.

 

 

Funded Research

Urbanski, P., Kim, S. J., & Fraser, C. (2016). The experience of Korean-immigrant mothers of adolescents
and grandparents who originally immigrated to assist with child care. Total grant: $4,370 by The School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean's Reseasrch Development Grants at Monmouth University. 

 

Extension and Community Engagement

Chair of Grant Committee at Korean American Senior Citizen’s Association at New Jersey, 2016 ~ present

Founder & Executive Director, Korean Nonprofit & Philanthropy Researchers Network, 2008 ~ present 

Board of trustee member at Japan Fundraising Association Board of Trustee, 2013 ~ present

Advisory Committee Member at SK Telecom Corporate Social Responsibility 2005 ~ 2007

Publications

Kim, S. J. (2014). Joint crowd-out: Will charitable donors cut donations to human service organizations when government increases welfare spending? Journal of Nonprofit Management, 17, 24-47.

Kim, S. J., & Kou, X (2014). Not all empathy is equal: How dispositional empathy affects charitable giving. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing. 26(1), 1-23.

Kim, S. J. (2014). Management and Leadership for human service organizations: Philanthropy and government relationship. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Kim, S. J., & Fredrick, H. (2009). 2009 congregational economic impact study (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University research project). Funded by Alban Institute and lake institute on faith & giving at Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University.

Fredrick, H., McDorment, M., Kim, S. J. & Kou, X. (2009). Motivation and impediments to charitable giving (Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University research project). Funded by CCS for William B. Hanrahan CCS Fellowship. Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University.

Kim, S. J. (2008). Indiana gives 2008: Statewide individual giving & Corporate giving. Paper   published   at   the   Center   on   Philanthropy   Indiana   University.

Kim, S. J. (2008). Giving in Kansas City: Foundation giving (Center on Philanthropy research project). Paper published at the Center on Philanthropy Indiana University.

Kim, S. J. (2010). Pattern of charitable giving in COPPS 2007 (Center on philanthropy at Indiana University research paper).

Kim, S. J. (2010). Pattern of charitable giving change in COPPS: Comparing pattern changes between COPPS 2003 and 2005.

Kim. S. J. (2009). Pattern of charitable giving in COPPS 2005: Total giving, religious giving, secular giving by socio-demographic characteristics (Center on Philanthropy research project).

Presentations

Kim, S. J. (2017). Effects of government grants on private giving at Faith based Asian nonprofits and secular Asian nonprofits, Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Kim, S. J, Kou, X, & Konrath, S. (2017). Empathy, social class, and charitable giving. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. 

Kim, S. J, Kou, X, & Konrath, S. (2016). Dispositional Empathy, Religious Salience, and Charitable Giving. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA.

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H.(2015). Crowd-out: will Asian nonprofit organizations lose philanthropic giving when they receive government grants? Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. USA.

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H. (2014). Understanding income composition for nonprofit organization: Does a community center for Asian community in USA have fixed income portfolios?. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 43rd Annual Conference, Denver, CO. USA.

Kim S. J., & Lee, L. H. (2014). Community collaboration in Asian-American Community Center for finical development. Paper presented at Network for Social Work Management 25th Annual Conference, Boston, MA. USA.

Kim. S. J. Kou, X., & Qu, H. (2013). It matters to ask where the dollars come from: Source of household financial resources and high net worth philanthropy. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 42nd Annual Conference, Harford, CT. USA.

Kim, S. J. (2012). The impact of federal government welfare expenditures on state government expenditures and philanthropic giving to human service organizations: 2003-2004. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 41st Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Kim, S. J, & Kou, X (2012). Understanding the impact of empathy on charitable giving. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 41st Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Kim, S. J., Kou, X., & Kramarek, M. (2011). Religious similarity between donor and recipient is matter for philanthropic giving. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 40th  Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Kim, S. J. (2010). The impact of economic recession on congregational organizations in  2009.  Paper  presented  at   Association  of  Research  on  Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 39th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA, USA.

Kou, X., Brown, E., Mesch, D., Moore, Z., & Kim, S. J. (2010). Who decides revisited: Household decision making and charitable giving. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 39th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA, USA.

Kim, S. J., & Frederic, H. (2009). The charitable giving difference between rural and urban donors. Paper presented at Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 38th Annual Conference, Cleveland OH, USA.

Education

  • PhD in Social Work from Indiana University School of Social Work, 2013
  • MSSA in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University , 2005
  • CNM in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • MA in Social Welfare from Catholic University of Korea, 2002