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Jinhee Kim

Jinhee Kim

Professor, Family Science


(301) 405-3500


Ph.D., Family Resource Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

  • Director of Research, National Institute for Personal Finance Employee Education, Virginia Tech.
  • Co-editor, Personal Finances and Worker Productivity, Virginia Tech.
  • Vice President, 2007-present. Persona Finance Employee Education Foundation.
  • Board Member, 2010-present. National Consumer League.
  • Member, 2009-present. National JumpStart Coalition Board.
  • Mid Career Award, 2009. American Council on Consumer Interests.
  • Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals (team leader), 2009. Outstanding Educational Program, Association for Financal Counseling and Planning Education.
  • Outstanding Faculty Woman of Color, 2006. University of Maryland.
  • George F. Kramer Outstanding Practitioner Award, 2005. College of Health and Human Performance, University of Maryland.
  • Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals, 2005. East Region Finalist and National Award Winner, Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Outstanding Educational Program (National Initiative Management Team Member), 2005. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Kim, J., Garman, E. T., & Sorhando, B. (in press). Credit counseling and debt management impacts on financial stressors and financial management behaviors, credit counseling, financial behavior. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Kim, J. & Chatterjee, S. (forthcoming, 2012). Childhood financial socialization and young adults financial management. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 23(2).

Kim, H., DeVaney, S., & Kim, J. (forthcoming, 2012). Which low and moderate income families purchase life insurance? Family and Consumer Science Research Journal

 Cha, S., Kim, J., & Anderson, E. (2011). Chronic health condition, depression and the role of financial wellbeing: How Middle Age Group (45-64) and Older Adults (65-79) Differ? International Journal of Human Ecology, 12(2), 77-93.

Chatterjee, S. & Kim, J. (2011). Asset ownership of recent immigrants: An examination of nativity and socioeconomic factors. Migration Letters, 8(2), 141-152.

Xiao, J., Ford, M., & Kim, J. (2011). Consumer financial behavior: An interdisciplinary review of selected theories and research. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(4), 399-414.

Kim, J., LaTaillade, & Kim, H. (2011) Family process and adolescents’ financial behaviors of adolescents.Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 32. 668-679.

Kim, H., & Kim, J. (2010). Financially Distressed Consumers' Information Search for Retirement Plans. Journal of Family Economic Issues, 31, 51-62.

Braun, B., Kim, J., & Anderson (2009). E. Family health & financial literacy—Forging the connection. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Kim, J. (2007). Workplace financial education program: Does it have an impact on employees' personal finances? Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 99(1), 43-47.