Sr. Angela Kim, IHM, Ph.D., Named Fulbright Specialist

Published on Wed, October 11, 2017


Sister Angela Kim, IHM, Ph.D., Scranton MSW Program Director and Associate Professor of Social Work, who has been named a Fulbright Specialist. She is eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally during her three years of tenure, which began on October 6, 2017, and will end on October 6, 2020.  Her expertise and research areas are international social work education and practice; minority study; ethnic identity development among Hispanic, Korean-American, and Bhutanese immigrant/migrant/refugee children, adolescents, and their families; human rights; conducting needs assessments for Hispanic and Bhutanese immigrant/migrant/refugees, and developing empowerment education models of capacity building trainings.

Sister Angela will consider project requests from host institutions, and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) will support her international travel expenses and provide a per diem for her work. In her application, Sister Angela noted that the Fulbright Specialist program provides an opportunity and the resources to help globalize scholars through international experiential learning and promotes cross-national collaboration among scholars. This mutual learning and sharing of expertise not only benefits scholars and educators, but also the individuals, families, groups, and communities they serve. As she seeks to present and advance global and international issues in her teaching, research, and community service, Sister Angela’s intention is to continue to gain knowledge of international issues and to promote the welfare of marginalized individuals, families, and communities around the world.