Dr. Young-Suk Kim
Dr. Young-Suk Kim is an Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts in School of Teacher Education at The Florida State University. She is also faculty at the Florida Center for Reading Research. Dr. Kim’s expertise includes functional linguistics, children’s language use (e.g., language sample) and development, literacy development, and complex statistical modeling including structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. Her research examines associations between children’s language and literacy (reading and writing) development for children from various backgrounds (e.g., English, Korean, and Spanish). She is currently involved in several projects with a focus on development of reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing funded by Institute of Education Sciences (IES), US Department of Education, and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Her work is published a number of refereed journals. At FSU she has taught classes in development of reading and assessment of language and literacy skills including Language and Literacy Assessment, Foundations of Developmental Reading, Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities, and Development of Assessment of Emergent Reading and Writing.
Dr. Kim was formerly a classroom teacher at the elementary and high school level both in the United States and Korea. She also worked at the Boston Children’s Hospital at the Learning Disabilities Clinic. Dr. Kim holds multiple Master’s degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language, and Korean studies. She received her Ed.M in Human Development and Culture from Harvard University, and Ed.D. from Harvard University in Language and Literacy, and Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education.