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Sunyoung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Special Education


Building & Room:

3404 ETMSW


1040 W. Harrison St. (M/C 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-1856


Dr. Kim's primary research centers on two strands: (a) interventions for social behaviors and peer relationships of students with autism and other developmental disabilities in inclusive environments, and (b) qualitative examinations of cultural responsiveness in evidence-based interventions for children with disabilities and their families, including those from diverse racial/ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

Selected Publications

McDaniel, S. C., & Kim, S., Kwan, D., & Choi, Y-J.(In Press). Stakeholder perceptions of contextual factors related to PBIS Implementation in high need schools, Journal of Children and Poverty.(Impact Factor= 0.307 by Scimago Journal & Country Rank [SJR]).

McLeod, R., Kim, S.,& Resua, K. (2018). Effects of video and email feedback on pre-service teachers’ use of recommended practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Advance online publication (IF= 1.003 by SJR).

Kim, S.(2017). Implementing a pivotal response social skills intervention with Korean-American children with autism. Advance online publication. (IF = 0.969 by the publisher)

McLeod, R., Kim, S., Tomek, T., & McDaniel, S. (2017). Effects of a summer school-readiness programme on measures of literacy and behaviour growth. Early Child Development and Care. Advance online publication (IF = 0.824).


PhD Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Minor: Research Methodology)

MEd Early Childhood Special Education, University of Texas at Austin