0 Hannah H. Kim

Hannah H. Kim

Hannah Kim

Hannah H. Kim

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Teaching Statement

My faith in God and Christian beliefs is at the center of my life. I am devoted to relating my faith in God and Christ Jesus with my teaching and working with students. To this end, I endeavor to seek for ways to combine the principles of psychological science and the theological doctrines of Christianity in my courses. In specific, I am much interested in designing and teaching my developmental courses from Christian perspectives, such as, the creation of human life (we are fearfully and wonderfully created in God’s image), moving across the different life stages, the old ages until death, and for each life stage, how we can better understand and achieve a variety of developmental outcomes for ourselves to become the persons God created us to be.

In agreement with the Vygotskian approach to learning and development, I believe my job as a psychology teacher is to provide scaffolding that is essential for students to achieve best learning outcomes. In so doing, I also learn through a collaboration with my students, which I really like about teaching. In a classroom, I am a teacher and a learner at the same time. I aim to be a good teacher, a good communicator, and a good source of encouragement to my students.


  • PhD in Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)
    • Dissertation: “Identity in Sociocultural Context: Life stories of Korean Youth in New York City”
  • M.Phil. in Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2013)
  • M.A. in Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (1997)
  • B.S. in Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (1992)

Courses Taught

  • Senior Seminar
  • Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Development
  • General Psychology/Introduction to Psychology

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