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Jinhee Kim

Professor, Family Science

Jinhee Kim, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Family Science, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. She currently serves as Assistant Director and Program Leader in Family and Consumer Sciences with the University of Maryland Extension, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Her main research areas are financial management, family well-being, and health outcomes. Her research also evaluates the impact of interventions aimed at improving financial security and family well-being. Dr. Kim published three book chapters and 60+ journal articles and made 100+ invited and refereed presentations. Topics include workplace financial education, financial stress, family financial decision making, money and couple relationships, financial socialization, intergenerational transfers, savings behavior, asset ownership of immigrants, food insecurity, diet quality, and family health. She has successfully secured and managed over $10 million in external funding. She has led the development, delivery, and evaluation of extension education programs for various audiences. She has trained over 2,000 Extension and financial professionals and taught departmental courses addressing family financial management and credit. Dr. Kim served as the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education president and on national boards, including the National Consumer League, the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI), and the National Jump$tart Coalition.


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