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Seon Mi KimAssociate Professor of Social Work

Year Joined RCNJ: 2013

Contact Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.P.P., Korea Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management
  • M.A., Sogang University

Convening Group: Social Work

Courses Offered:

  • History and Philosophy of Social Welfare
  • Theory and Practice of Social Work III: Macro Practice
  • Social Work in Agencies and Communities
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Issues

Teaching Interests:

  • Solidarity economy & social entrepreneurship
  • Non-profit organization management
  • Leadership and strategic planning
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Community economic development and organizing

Research Interests:

  • The solidarity economic approach for underrepresented women’s empowerment (cooperatives, micro-enterprises, social enterprises)
  • Social entrepreneurship and non-profit organization management
  • Economic justice and community economic development



Mandiberg, J., Kim, S.M., (Accepted) Organizational hybridity between cooperatives and unions: A study of Cooperative Home Care Associates and 1199SEIU. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Kim, S.M., Wu, C. F, & Woodard, R. (2020). The dreams of mothers: Implications of Sen’s capabilities approach for single mothers on welfare. Journal of Poverty, 24 (4), 267-283      

Kim, S.M., (2019). Gender, social networks, and microenterprise:  Differences in network effects on business performance.  Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare46 (3), 3-37

Kim, S.M., Lough, B, & Wu, C.F. (2016). The conditions and strategies for the success of local currency movements. Local Economy, 31(3), 344-358.

Kim, S. M. (2014). The impacts of gender differences in social capital on micro-entrepreneurs’ business start-up. AFFILIA (Journal of Women and Social Work), 29(4), 404-417.

Kim, S. M., & Sherraden, M. (2014). The impact of gender and social networks on microenterprise business performance. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 41(3), 49-69.

Kim, S. M. (2012). Evaluations of women-centered U.S. microenterprise development programs. AFFILIA (Journal of Women and Social Work)27(1), 71-83.

Kim, S. M. (2011). The impact of neo-liberal globalization on pre-school day care service in South Korea: Tensions and dilemmas. International Social Work 54(1), 7-20.

Hong, J. S., Kim, S. M., Yoshihama, M., & Byoun, S-J. (2010). Wife battering in South Korea: An ecological systems analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(12), 1623-1630.

Kang, S. Y., Kim, S. M., & Ahn, J.Y. (1996). The present and future of the feminist environmental movement. Woman and Society, 6, 9-59. (In Korean)



Kim. S. M. & Balgopal. P. (In press). Asian Americans: Overview. Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work article. Oxford University Press.

Mandiberg, J.M. & Kim. S.M.  (2020).  Uncertainty and nonprofit management.  Tarumi, H. and Hattori, A. (Eds.).  The management of nonprofit organizations (tentative title: NPO no Managemento)

Kim, S. M., & Sherraden, M. (2014) Capability approach and social justice. In M. Reisch (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice. New York: Routledge.

Kim, S. M. (2004). Perspective of the progressive feminist movement in KoreaIn Korea Women’s Association United (ed.), History of the Modern Korean Women’s Movement. Hanwool Publisher, Republic of Korea.

Kim, S. M., & Kang, S. Y. (1999). Feminist environmental movement.  In One Hope. Dongduk Women’s University Press, Seoul: Republic of Korea.


Kim, S. M., & Mandiberg, J.M., Does organizational form affect job crafting? The discovery of collective job crafting.

Kim, S. M & Mandiberg, J., The roles of a labor union in job crafting of female home care workers in NYC


Ohjang, M. K., Kim, S. M., & Oh, J. J. (2000). Gender planning and development : Theory, practice, and training (by Caroline Mosher), Munwon Publisher, Seoul: Republic of Korea. (Translation into Korean.)

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