Dr. Joochul Kim received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1979 and 1977 respectively. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology in 1973 from University of California, Berkeley. Since August 2001, Dr. Kim has been the Academic Program Coordinator at the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. For almost eleven years, Dr. Kim was the Director of Special Projects in the Office of the President, Arizona State University. During this period, he managed a number of projects, which included the Corporate Government Liaison Project, the Academic Planning and Development for Second Branch Campus (ASU East) Project, the Community College Partnership and Outreach Project, the City of Phoenix Community Partnership Project, and the Office of Institutional Advancement Assessment and Evaluation Project, among others.

            Dr. Kim received a Fulbright scholarship in 1986-87 and was Visiting Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urban Planning, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He was also Visiting Chief Research Associate at Seoul Development Institute in 1995, and Visiting Professor at Seoul National University in 1987. In addition, Dr. Kim received a number of professional awards including the “International Achievements Award” (American English and Culture Program, ASU, 2000), the “Outstanding Scholar Award” (Association of the Korean Urban and Regional Planners, 1999), the “Man of Achievement” (1987), the “President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Academic Research in Solar Energy” (Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association, 1984), and the “Outstanding Young Men of America” (National Committee of U.S. Jaycees, 1982).

Dr. Kim has received multiple research grants including grants from the City of Phoenix, the City of Guadalupe, Arizona Office of Economic Planning and Development, the Arizona Solar Energy Commission, and the Office of Academic Affairs, Arizona State University. Dr. Kim is co-author of the book, Seoul: The Making of A Metropolis (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), and has contributed book chapters and has edited a number of books and reports. His articles and reviews have been published in many national as well as international journals. He regularly presents papers at meetings and seminars of professional organizations.

            Dr. Joochul Kim belongs to such professional organizations as the American Association for Higher Education, the Urban Affairs Association, the International Division of the American Planning Association, the Planners Network, and the Korean Urban and Regional Planning Association. His teaching areas are: International Planning, Social and Public Policy, Planning Theory, Research Methods, Planning Studio, Urban Sociology, Urban Planning Theories and Ethics, and Public Sector Economy.

            Contact address: School of Planning & Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2005.


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