Faculty Directory

Oh Myo Kim

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


  • Kim, O., Hynes, K., & Lee, R. M. (in press).  Searching for connection – Finding resolution: An expressive writing study with Korean American adopted adults.  Asian American Journal of Psychology.
  • Kim O., Kim, J., & Tarnowski, R. (2017). International adoption: A global challenge.  In N. Frost (Ed.), Handbook of Global Child Welfare.  New York NY: Routledge. 
  • Kim, O. & Hynes, K. & Lee, R.M. (2016).  Guatemala family style orphanages:  An exploratory, qualitative study of caregiver perspectives. International Social Work, doi: 10.1177/0020872816632292
  • Lee, R.M., Kim, O., & Lee, H. (2016).  Unpacking reasons for genetic testing of adoptees.  [Peer commentary on the article "Does lack of genetic-relative family health history represent a potentially avoidable health disparity for adoptees?"] American Journal of Bioethics, 16 (12), 39-40.  doi: 10.1080/15265161.2016.1239793
  • Anderson, K., Lee, R.M., Rueter, M.A., Kim, O. (2015).  Associations between Discussions of Racial and Ethnic Differences in Internationally Adoptive Families and Delinquent Behavior among Korean Adopted Adolescents.  Children and Yourh Services Review, 51, 66-73.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.02.001
  • Lee, J.P., Lee, R. M., Hu, A.W., Kim, O. (2014).  Ethnic Identity as a Moderator against Discrimination for Transracially and Transnationally Adopted Korean American Adolescents.  Asian American Journal of Psychology. doi: dx.doi.org/10/1037/a0038360
  • Kim, O., Reichwald, R.T, & Lee, R.M. (2013).  Cultural socialization in families with adopted Korean adolescents: A mixed-method, multi-informant study.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 28, (1). doi:  10-1177/0143558411432636
  • Lee, R.M., Kim, O., & Reichwald, R.T. (2010).  Unscripted conversations about race and ethnicity in transracial adoptive families.  In R. Rosnati (Ed.), Il Legame Adottivo: Contributi internazionalie per la ricerca e l'intervento, Milan, Italy:  Edizioni Unicopli.

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Co-chair, Special Interest Group on Adoption, American Psychological Association
  • Asian American Psychological Association Dissertation Award
  • Adoption Initiative Pre-doctoral Dissertation Award