Dr. Kim has taught at the college level for over 15 years.

Her academic interests include music education for children, music integration, and pre-service and in-service professional development.

She has composed more than 100 children's songs, and published 6 music albums for children in Korean and English. Her song 'Never Ending Melody' was awarded runners up from John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2002.


Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University

M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A. Ewha Womans University

Scholarship / Publications

Selected Publications:

Kim, J. (2013). Creative Music Integration: Music Education for Childhood Classroom Teachers. IA: Kendal/Hunt Publisher.

Kim, J. (2013). The Music Center in an Early Childhood Classroom. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(2), 78-83.

Zhou, G., Kim, J., & Kerekes, J. (2011) Collaborative teaching of an integrated methods course, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 3(2), 123-138

Zhou, G., & Kim, J. (2010) Impact of an integrated methods course on preservice teachers’ perspectives of curriculum integration and faculty instructors’ professional growth, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education,  10(2), 123-138

Kim, J., & Robinson, H. M. (2010). Are you familiar with music standards? 4 steps for becoming familiar with early music standards. Young Children, 64(2), 42-47.

Kim, J., & Lee, S. (2009). Pre-service teachers' perceptions and perspectives on early childhood music education: A comparative analysis of the US and Korea, Advances in Music Education Research, 63-79.

Kim, J., & Choy, D. (2008). Learning to toot your own horn: pre-service teachers’ integrating music into a childhood classroom. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 22(4), 405-423