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Sung H. Kim

Professor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Department

BA, Seoul National University, Korea
MA, Seoul National University, Korea
PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

PC804: Introduction to Psychometric Theory and Psychological Assessment

PE802: Objective Psychological Assessment

PG850: GLM (Generalized Linear Models): Regression

PG861: Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM)

PG862: Latent Variable Modeling

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Psychological assessment (e.g., WAIS, MMPI, MCMI, and PAI), text data analysis (topic models), machine learning, mild traumatic brain injury (veterans), neuropsychological assessment, programming (R & Python).


Sung H. (Seong-Hyeon) Kim joined the Fuller faculty in 2009, bringing to the School of Psychology his passion for psychological assessment and advanced statistics and psychometrics such as topic modeling and structural equation modeling. Dr. Kim has provided statistical consulting and data analysis services to several research projects, using his knowledge of advanced statistics to aid studies whose data proved incompatible with traditional methods.

He has taught courses in psychological assessment and intermediate/advanced statistics and research methods, including Objective Psychological Assessment; GLM (Generalized Linear Models): Regression; Latent Variable Modeling; and Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Kim also has experience as a clinician at university counseling centers at Florida State University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Kim has coauthored a number of articles appearing in journals such as Psychological AssessmentPsychology of Religion and SpiritualityInternational Journal for the Psychology of ReligionCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority PsychologyJournal of Psychology and Christianity, and Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. He currently serves as an associate editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Counseling.

His current research topics include cross-cultural assessment of psychopathology and spirituality/religiousness and understanding psychological characteristics and challenges of underserved, vulnerable populations such as HIV/AIDS patients seeking mental health treatment, rural women in Tanzania, and North Korean refugees.

Download Kim’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here.