Dr. Kim serves her profession at many levels. Internally, she services the SoE and the College, and externally she services the local, national, and international communities. She appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the College, to the community, and to her profession through multiple service activities. Her service activities are extremely important to her personally, and all her levels of service, including SoE, the College, nationally, and internationally are equally rewarding and exciting to her.

1. Dr. Kim’s Service Within the College
Dr. Kim has enthusiastically accepted every assignment that SoE has given to her. She hopes that SoE more often wants to use her expertise to its students’ benefits in the future.

1) Service to SoE
Since 2017, she has served as a member of the Faculty Evaluation Committee.

From 2015-2017, she served as a member of SoE Diversity Committee. The Committee has submitted a detailed status report regarding SoE diversity efforts including i) SoE’s statement on diversity; ii) recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students; iii) climate; iv) curricular offerings; v) inclusion efforts; vi) programming; and vii) professional development. The Committee has reported that SoE efforts have resulted in: i) substantial increase of diversity in faculty and students; ii) initiation of a climate survey (distributed to students, staff, and faculty); iii) movement toward curricular offerings and programming that reflect its commitment to diversity; iv) steps toward a more inclusive building; and v) including the commitment to diversity as a specific component of professional development. At one committee meeting, she offered her involvement in assisting nonnative-English-speaking international students at the SoE. Additionally, she served as a group member for the SoE Focus Group for Greening SoE from 2010 to 2011 (Letter).

Dr. Kim served as the faculty secretary for the SoE, which was assigned when she arrived at W&M. One particular responsibility of that role was writing and reporting the minutes of each faculty meeting. As soon as she was informed about her new responsibility, she requested a meeting with the Dean in which she requested the Dean assign her to any other responsibility except the role of secretary. However, the Dean was unable to accommodate a nonnative-English speaker’s request. (Dr. Kim believes that the Dean's unreasonable expectation was created in an effort to give Dr. Kim an impossible task, of which she was certain to fail.) Other English dominant faculty members in this role has been given secretarial staff support, but when Dr. Kim asked the Dean to help her by assigning a staff member to assist, the Dean scolded Dr. Kim, saying, “We are not going to baby you!” (In contrast, subsequent to Dr. Kim's role taking faculty-meeting minutes, the faculty member who held this position after her, whose first language is English, was assigned an assistant by the Dean to help take the minutes). Dr. Kim bought a voice recorder so that she could record and transcribe each SoE faculty meeting. However, even after repeatedly listening to the recorded discussions of each meeting, she, as a nonnative-English speaker, had immense difficulties capturing and transcribing every faculty meeting. Slang and acronyms specific to the College made it a tremendously laborious process. After two months of improvising and attempting all potential solutions with great anguish and frustration, she conceded that she simply could not efficiently perform that task to be an effective secretary for the faculty. Soon afterwards, the Dean who rejected her request for a different assignment wrote a letter to the Provost making her proficiency in transcription appear that she was lazy or irresponsible. Dr. Kim believes that letter is in direct conflict with the Dean’s “Celebration of Diversity” policies. However, she, fortunately, believes that the subsequent Dean (as of 2016) seems to be aware of the needs of the faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

From 2010 to 2012, she served as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee for SoE, as a representative of the School Psychology and Counselor Education (SPACE) Department (Faculty Committee Lists 2010_11). Next, she served as the Chair of the Committee from 2012 to 2013 (email). The Committee addressed issues and matters to enhance the quality of education in the SoE. The Committee's duties include: researching academic policies and procedures of peer institutions that are beneficial to students; formulating ways to further enhance the SoE’s own academic policies; and lobbying administrators to make these changes. This may include policy relating to curriculum, exams, withdrawals, grading, auditing, pass/fail credits, class registration, addition of majors, minors, and certificates, scholarship and award availability and awareness, and other concerns of the students related to the SoE academic policies. As the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, she also served on the Agenda Review Committee (2012-2013).

She has participated actively in SPACE meetings. She has learned a great deal about the required and elective courses within the SPACE programs, characteristics of the students, counseling students’ license requirements, and more (SPACE Meeting Minutes). From 2009 to 2012, she worked as an admission committee member for Ph.D. Counseling Education program. With the other faculty members in the Counseling program, she reviewed candidates' essays, career goal statements, work/volunteer experiences, reference letters, GRE scores, GPA, and others. After reviewing each of the Ph.D. program candidates' files, she interviewed the candidates separately and had meetings with other committee members to discuss final decisions. From 2009 to 2012, she worked as an admission committee member for the school counseling program. With Dr. Smith and Dr. Brendel, she reviewed applicants’ essays, career goal statements, work/volunteer experiences, reference letters, GRE scores, GPA, and others. After reviewing each of the applicants’ files, she rated each category and presented the rankings including the wait and rejection lists to the SPACE faculty for final consideration (Letter).

From 2009 to 2011, she was actively involved in Virginia Counselors Association (VACES) Graduate Student Conferences and served as an Adviser for graduate students' research presentations (VACES Bulletin). She supported the sessions that W&M counseling students presented and gave constructive feedback regarding for improving their research methods. At the general meeting session, she offered her involvement in assisting other counseling graduate students with various research studies. She engaged in active discussions with professors and researchers in counseling programs from various places in Virginia, and learned about counseling programs at other universities.

From 2009 to 2011, she participated in meetings for the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program. With other C&I faculty members, she observed students in the teacher certification program who she was familiar with and had in her previous classes. She gave feedback on their performance and professionalism as future educators, as some of them had taken her course (C&I [Letter]).

She began working with the Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) immediately after arriving at W&M. She extensively worked with her colleagues at CFGE, its staff, a number of graduate students, local gifted students and their parents on related issues below. She spent a great proportion of her time assisting with Project Clarion -- a five-year scale-up Javits project, in its fourth year of operation. Project Clarion targeted low income, high ability learners and measured the effects of high level, inquiry-based science curricula on their performance. Project Clarion involved approximately 3300 K-3 students from six schools. Students were randomly assigned to experimental or control classes. Her participation in Project Clarion included working on variety of issues, including, but not limited to:

i) participating in Project Clarion’s monthly meetings regarding implementation and evaluation of the project (Clarion Meeting Minutes); ii) providing advice on research and data analyses; iii) providing advice for promoting creativity in the project’s curriculum; iv) demonstrating various data analysis methods to the director of Project Clarion; v) analyzing the effectiveness of Project Clarion which required various measures to evaluate the participants’ longitudinal gains on the various test scores from Year I to Year III, and included revising, clarifying, and re-analyzing all three years of data sets; vi) conducting hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) analyses because hierarchical modeling considers the dependence among students within classrooms, which required modified data sets and the creation of additional data files; vii) documenting and interpreting both the results obtained from various analyses and the results obtained by various project members; and viii) co-authoring publications (a brief description of each publication is as follows):

Kim, K. H., VanTassel-Baska, J., Bracken, B. A., Feng, A., & Stambaugh, T. (2014 Article). Assessing science reasoning and conceptual understanding in the primary grades using standardized and performance-based assessments. Journal of Advanced Academics, 25(1), 47-66.

Kim, K. H.,VanTassel-Baska, J., Bracken, B. A., Feng, A., T. Stambaugh, T., & Bland. L. (2012 Article). Project Clarion: Three years of science instruction in title I schools among K-Third grade students. Research in Science Education, 42(5), 813-829.doi: 10.1007/s11165-011-9218-5

Additionally, her participation in Project Clarion included presenting research studies to the American Educational Research Association conference and the National Association for Gifted Children conference. A brief description of each presentation is as follows:

Kim, K. H., Bland, L., VanTassel-Baska, J., & Bracken, B. (2010, November Letter ). Project Clarion: Assessing science reasoning and conceptual understanding in the primary grades using performance measures. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA, November 11-14, 2010.

Kim, K. H., Cross, T., Laurence, C., Cross, J., & Miller, A. (2010, November Letter). Direct and indirect effects of creativity and personality on suicidal ideation among honors college students. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA, November 11-14, 2010.

Cross, T., Laurence, C., Cross, J., Miller, A., & Kim, K. H., (2010, November Letter). Direct and indirect effects of Goal orientation and social coping skills on suicidal ideation among honors college students. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children, Atlanta, GA, November 11-14, 2010.

Kim, K. H., VanTassel-Baska, J., Bracken, B. A., & Bland, L. (2010, April Letter). Project Clarion: New science curriculum for K-third grade students in Title I schools. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Denver, CO, April 3-May 4, 2010.

Finally, her participation in Project Clarion also included reviewing Project Clarion’s curriculum lesson book (“Invitation to Invent”). She provided detailed feedback and proposed revisions to infuse strategies for enhancing creativity in the Project’s participants by encouraging students to “think differently” or to create “out of the box” ideas – the basic tenets of creativity; and xi) contributing to a new proposal submissions; primarily methodology sections, for future research grants for CFGE to continue, or replace, Project Clarion when this 5 year project concluded.

She assisted in developing the Test of Critical Thinking (TCT). CFGE developed TCT to assess children’s critical thinking aptitude within seven life domains (social, affect, academic, competence, family, physical, and spiritual) using Paul’s model of critical thinking. She also participated in monthly meetings concerning TCT. Subsequently, she analyzed various TCT data sets and assisted in drafting the results section of the TCT manual (TCT Manual).

She assisted in developing the Perceptual Assessment of Science Teaching and Learning (PASTeL). CFGE developed PASTel to assess educators’ attitudes toward teaching science and their students’ response to science instruction. She participated in the monthly meetings for PASTel and assisted drafting the creativity segment for the literature review section of the PASTel manual (PASTel Manual).

She served as a dissertation committee member for CFGE students’ dissertations (Ms. Kim and Ms. Roege). She helped students with both the data analysis and results sections. Ms. Kim completed her dissertation titled, “The Relationship between Thinking Style Differences and Career Decision-making for High Achieving Students.”

She presented her research to the W&M community as a CFGE event. She conducted a research seminar for W&M faculty, staff, and graduate students which provided an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of American and Asian educational systems. The presentation explored potential future directions of the American educational system (Presentation). A brief description of the presentation is as follows:

Kim, K. H. (2008, September [Flyer]). Critical issues in American and Asian education. The Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, September 26, 2008.

She contributed to a book chapter for Joyce VanTassel-Baska’s festschrift and presented research on VanTassel-Baska’s career at NAGC. She contributed to the monograph commemorating the festschrift and received an invitation to write a chapter on the topic of creativity within the section on Creativity and Eminence (Chapter). She presented a research paper to honor VanTassel-baska's contributions to Gifted Education at the 2009 NAGC conference. A brief description of each presentation is as follows:

Kim, K. H. (2009a). Developing creativity in gifted and talented students. In B. MacFarlane & T. Stambaugh (Eds.), Leading change in gifted education: The festschrift of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska (pp. 37-48). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Kim, K. H., et al. (2009, November [Letter]). Panel Honoring Dr. Joyce VanTassel-baska's Contributions to Gifted Education. Paper presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children in St. Louis, MO, November 5-8, 2009.

She has helped parents identify and foster their children’s creativity. Many parents have asked for her expertise in ways to meet their gifted or creative children’s intellectual and creative needs. She has helped them via e-mails, phone calls, and meetings. She conducted seminars for parents of gifted students on the subject of fostering their children’s creative potential, as one CFGE’s events for its Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (Letter]). A brief description of each presentation is as follows:

Kim, K. H. (2010, February). What can we do to enable creative kids to turn potentially problematic into productive behavior? Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math courses. The Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, February 13 - March 27, 2010.

Kim, K. H. (2009, March). How well do you kill your child’s creativity? Saturday Enrichment Program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math courses. The Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, February 14 - March 28, 2009.

She has helped teachers identify and foster their students’ creativity at CFGE conferences. She met and shared her expertise about gifted students with many local teachers. As a result, she was invited to appear as a featured guest speaker for the National Curriculum Network Conference. She presented sessions regarding the identification of creativity; how to measure students’ creative potential using the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; how to score their responses on the TTCT; and how to foster environments that help students realize their creative potential (Letter). A brief description of each presentation is as follows:

Kim, K. H. (2010, March [Letter]). Featured Session: Do you kill your students’ creativity? The 15th National Curriculum Network Conference. The Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 11, 2010.

Kim, K. H. (2010, March [Program]). Assessing creative potential. Pre-conference Workshop, The 15th National Curriculum Network Conference. The Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 11, 2010.

She assisted in developing a criteria for identifying students’ creativity within specific subjects. She shared her expertise in developing creativity tests with the curriculum director of the CFGE, who, at the time, was involved with developing criteria for identifying gifted students in Colorado. There were several different criteria for identification, and she provided guidance for measuring domain specific creativity within Language Arts, Social studies, Mathematics, and Science (Letter).

She developed workshop programs for Korean teachers of gifted students in April, May, and June, 2009 (Letter). The programs were a continuation of the international programs that she had developed for the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia. The planning for these programs included educational trips, gifted program observations in local public schools, and various sessions and presentations regarding how to guide gifted students. This required the retention and coordination of two interpreters, several local gifted students teachers, and several W&M faculty members. She also developed a budget for the programs, made hotel reservations, (Letter), dining arrangements, recruited presenters, (Letter) and school visit (Letter) arrangements for the Korean educators. However, due to the schedule conflicts among the Korean educators, VanTassel-Baska, and the Summer Enrichment Program, the workshop was postponed.

She actively participated in various professional and social gatherings for CFGE. This include CFGE reception at the 2008 NAGC (Flyer); Thanksgiving dinners at CFGE staff members’ homes; Christmas dinners at VanTassel-Baska’s home; Korean dinners at Dr. Kim’s home for VanTassel-Baska and Bruce Bracken; CFGE’s Holiday pot lucks and end-of-the-year parties (Letter); VanTassel-Baska’s festschrift (Program); CFGE graduation lunch (Letter); VanTassel-Baska’s retirement parties from the SOE and the CFGE. Through these gatherings, she was able to intimately get to know CFGE’s personnel on both a professional and a personal basis. However, since 2011, Dr. Kim has been unable to be involved in CFGE due to unfortunate circumstances, which she believes will eventually be changed for the better.

2) Service to the College
Since 2011, Dr. Kim served as an Advisory Committee member of the Language Exam for the Department of History and as an Adviser for Undergraduate students who are Education majors.

From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Kim also served as a member of the Equal Opportunity Committee for the College, as a representative of the SoE (Faculty Committee Lists 2010_11). The Committee plays an active role advancing equal access goals and diversity at W&M. The Committee members have tried to create a more hospitable climate for the college. The Committee provides “guidance to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, which oversees faculty and administrative hiring and manages the College’s compliance with federal and state laws regarding hiring and affirmative action.” The Committee is to “adjudicate complaints of discrimination against faculty under the Faculty Handbook.” From 2010 to 2013, as a representative, she also served as a member of the Library Policy Advisory Committee. The Committee is to “advise the libraries, president, provost, and faculty on policy matters concerning campus libraries (Letter).”

Since 2009, she has served as a member of the East Asian Studies Advisory Committee. This W&M initiative was coordinated for exploring the cultures, history, and languages of East Asian countries (Letter). It employs an interdisciplinary approach, integrating several academic disciplines, including anthropology, economics, art history, government, history, language and literature, philosophy, and religion, in the study of East Asian countries. Besides attending regular or social meetings for the Committee, she has served on the W&M Majors Fair, which introduced the East Asian Studies program to interested students who had yet to declare a major. She has answered students’ questions, relating to the program language requirements and the core classes for the major (two in History, one in Anthropology, one in Government, and one in Religion). Since 2011, she has also served as an Advisory Committee member for Language Exams for W&M’s Department of History.

Since 2009, she has served as the faculty adviser for the Korean American Students Association (KASA). KASA has a membership of over seventy Korean or Korean American students. They have ranging cultural and language differences; thus, it is critical for them to receive support from W&M faculty members. She helps many Korean and Korean American students with their curriculum sequence, future career choices, application processes for Master’s or Ph.D. programs, employment, and more. She also helps with preparing Chusok Shows that represent the Harvest Festival in Korea, an annual autumn celebration. The shows are intended to educate the campus about the traditions that take place during the festival and other aspects of the Korean culture, which are not well known to the American public. The audience is able to experience and learn about the cultural values of Korean people, and the historical contexts that shape them as individuals. After her opening comments and greetings to the audience, the shows include modern and traditional dance performances by KASA members, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations by the Tae Kwon Do club, fashion shows, and NANTA performances (Korean "STOMP" percussion) also performed by KASA members. After the performances, she and KASA members share many Korean traditional dishes, which are donated by local Korean churches and Korean restaurants. With KASA members, she attends film shows such as “Liberty in North Korea” at the W&M School of Law (Letter). The shows are presented by LINK, an organization that provides North Korean refugees with underground shelters and resettlement assistance. LINK has also presented others films at the W&M School of Law. The main goal of LINK is to spread awareness about the North Korean humanitarian crisis. The W&M Asian Law Student Association and the International Law Society have organized a chapter for LINK at W&M, which she serves as a faculty adviser for.

Since 2012, she has served as a member of the Creative Problem Solving Initiatives in the School of Business and the School of Arts and Science, and she has co-taught creativity courses in the School of Business. Since 2011, she has served as an adviser for W&M Undergraduate Education Major students (most of them are from the School of Arts and Science:Ms. Johnson, Ms. Kee, Mr. Kim, Ms. Korka, Ms. Maguire, Mr. Nishimoto, Ms. Lansdale, Mr. Lee, Mr. Midas, Ms. Pettway, and others). She was also the adviser for Upperclass Monroe Research Grant from 2012 to 2013, guiding W&M undergraduate student' (Ms. Yoo) research, "Educating North Korean Juvenile Refugees: The Case Study of Hangyeore Middle and High School (Alternative School for North Korean Juvenile Refugees in South Korea)." She was also the adviser for Charles Research Grant from 2011 to 2013, guiding W&M undergraduate student' (Ms. Jones ) research, "The Effect of Confucianism on the Gender Dynamics of Korean Interpersonal Relationships."

From 2009 to 2013, she also served as a member of the Library Policy Committee.

From 2005 to 2008, prior to W&M, she served on the Diversity Committee and the Finance Committee for the Department of Teacher Education at EMU; on the Human Subject Committee for the College of Education at EMU; and on the University Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee at EMU. The University Research and Sabbatical LeaveCommittee was responsible for reviewing university-funded proposals, including faculty research fellowships and applications for sabbaticals. She reviewed over seventy proposals each year as a committee member and actively participated in the procedures for deciding which proposals should be funded by the University (Letter). Additionally, she worked on the Faculty-student partnerships in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) investigations of the SOTL Program (Letter). As a part of this program, she conducted a research study for which a scholarship was awarded to support one of her graduate students. She also sponsored graduate students' research projects at Graduate Research Fairs (Letter). She participated in the event as a faculty moderator (Letter) and critiqued students' presentations and offered them feedback for improving their study designs and research methodology.

2. Dr. Kim’s Service Beyond the College
1) Service as Co-Editor, Editorial Board Member, and Reviewer
From 2004 to 2006, she served as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education.As the assistant editor of the journal, she performed a range of administrative and editorial tasks for publication. This included supporting all publication stages such as assisting the editorial staff and board in administration, commissioning, planning, and producing each issue. Through these experiences, she gained an eye for detail, the ability to correct mistakes, and time management skills which helped improve manuscripts submitted to the journal. The skills she developed in her early role enabled her to progress to more senior roles such as Co-Editor and Editorial Board members.

Since 2017, she has served as an Editorial Board Member for the Open Psychology Journal and World Journal of Behavioral Science.

Since 2015, she has served as the Co-Editor of The World Journal of Behavioral Science. It publishes high-quality internationally-relevant research that uniquely and usefully contributes to the field of behavioral science - by systematic analyses and investigations of human or animal behavior through rigorous formulations and procedures of observation and experimentation for objective conclusions. As the Co-Editor of the journal, she fulfills many responsibilities critical to its success. She provides authors guidelines for preparing and submitting their manuscripts, with fairness, objectivity, honesty, and transparency. For peer-reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, she helps mitigate conflicts of interest for all involved in the publication process. Additionally, she tries to establish effective and rapid review systems and clear and constructive editorial decisions. Her experience with the Journal has helped her stay familiar with emerging research. Her participation and contributions have increased the college’s visibility within the research community.

Since 2015, she has served as the co-editor of The Creativity Network Newsletter. The bi-annual publication is circulated in the fall and spring for educators and parents within the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) who are interested in fostering their own and children’s creativity. The newsletter is published by the Creativity Network of the NAGC in order to bring public awareness to the belief that creativity is necessary in order for individuals and society to be healthy and productive. The newsletter provides an outlet for anything and everything related to creativity, including book reviews about creativity, strategies for teachers to foster students’ creativity, artifacts of creativity produced by students and teachers, the latest research findings on creativity, and more.

Since 2009, she has served as an Editorial Board member both for The Creativity Research Journal (CRJ) and for The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (PACA). She considers these two journals to be standards within the field. From 2009 to 2013, she also served on the editorial board for The International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving. Editorial Board members are experts in a variety of fields and selected based on their interest and expertise. She uses her expertise to channel the future direction of the journals in order to meet the needs of the research community. As an official representative of the journals, she strives to increase the visibility and awareness in the research community. In consultation with the editor and publisher of the journal, she is involved in the strategical planning process and advises the editorial content. She is honored to serve on the Editorial Boards because they are both top journals in the field, and significantly contribute to progressing her career in the research sciences. She takes her leadership responsibilities seriously, which also increases the College’s visibility in the research community.

CRJ publishes high-quality research that encompasses a wide range of approaches to the study of creativity and innovation. The journal includes behavioral, clinical, cognitive, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, psychometrics, and social research. CRJ also publishes integrative literature reviews and theory based on empirical research; interdisciplinary research within specific domains, such as art and science; and research on critical issues such as aesthetics, genius, imagery, imagination, incubation, insight, metaphor, play, and problem finding and solving.

PACA promotes research on the psychology related to the production and appreciation of the arts and creative endeavors. It is a biannual publication of the Division 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts) of the American Psychological Association (APA). PACA publishes original empirical research; review research that synthesizes and evaluates extant research related to the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts; and qualitative work, case studies, essays, interviews, and biographical profiles.

Since 2004, she has served as a reviewer for journals and proposals for academic conferences. Using her expertise in the subject, she reviews manuscripts and provides feedback to improve the authors’ quality of their manuscripts. She assesses manuscripts and makes the recommendation to the editor whether to accept or reject them for publication. The journals include The Journal of Creative Behavior, The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, The Creativity Research Journal, The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, The Asia Pacific Education Review, The Learning and Individual Differences, The World Journal of Behavioral Science, and many others. She has reviewed proposals submitted to the American Educational Research Association conferences (AERA), the Psychology Association conferences (APA), the National Association for Gifted Children conferences (NAGC), and others. These review activities and services for the research communities reflect positively on the College.

2) Service with Invited Speaking Engagements
Dr. Kim’s scholarship is widely recognized and discussed in the international press and trade publications. She has been invited to speak for college commencement ceremonies, professional organizations’ conferences, meetings, teacher/educator/artist workshops, seminars, training programs, and other events. In recent years, she has postponed her speaking engagements in order to focus on refining her new book, The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation. Upon the publication of the book, she plans to return to public opportunities to promote her research findings as a way to improve education and industry.

In 2018, Dr. Kim was an invited keynote speaker to the following events:
Kim, K. H. (2018, February). Speaker. The Creativity Challenge: Recapturing American Innovation. Stanford Bing Nursery School, Stanford University, San Francisco, CA February 20, 2018.
Kim, K. H. (2018, February). Speaker. The creativity challenge in schools. “The science of innovation: Teaching students to think, innovate, imagine, and inspire,” Learning and the Brain Conference: Sponsored by Stanford University Graduate School of Education; UC Berkeley, Center for Childhood Creativity; and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. San Francisco, CA. February 15–17, 2018.

In 2017, she was an invited keynote speaker to the following events:
Kim, K. H. (2017, December). Speaker. Encouraging students to ask unusual questions: US education’s past, present, and future. The 2017 Conference for the Korean Society for the Gifted and Talented. The Korean Society for the Gifted and Talented. Seoul, Korea. December 9, 2017.
Kim, K. H. (2017, March). Speaker. Why does creativity decrease? The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP)’ meeting for “Does standardized testing stifle innovation and creativity?” Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), Ashburn, VA. March 8, 2017.
Kim, K. H. (2017, February). Speaker. How can we recapture American innovation? The Winter Well-Being Series, Stryker Center, Williamsburg Regional Library, February 22, 2017.
Kim, K. H. (2017, February). Speaker. How my creativity develops into innovation? Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary,February 14 – 16, 2017.

In 2014, she traveled to London as the keynote speaker at the Transition conference in UK. A brief description of her speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2014, July). Keynote Speaker: Let’s Develop Inbox, Outbox, and Newbox Thinking. Nurturing creative thinking skills, in Transition conference, London, UK, July 13-18, 2014.

In 2013, she served as the keynote speaker and a featured speaker at the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) conference in Bangkok, Thailand; at The Transition Conference in Tuscany, Italy; and at the Bridging Theory and Research into Educational Practice conference in Istanbul, Turkey. She was the guest speaker for students and educators at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Out of all her invited speaking engagements, her Commencement Speech at the 2013 Richard Bland College was the most memorable (press release). The audience was particularly receptive to her and were inspired by her passionate speech. A brief description of each speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2013, June). Keynote Speaker: Developing Creativity in International Schools. Transition conference, Tuscany, Italy, June 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2013, May). Commencement Speaker: Be Creative! Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA, May 10, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2013, May). Keynote Speaker: Creativity and Talent Development. Bridging Theory and Research into Educational Practice conference, Istanbul, Turkey, May 25-26, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2013, April). Keynote Speaker: Growing the Creative CAT: Creative Climate, Creative Attitude, & Creative Thinking. Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) conference, Bangkok, Thailand, April 5-8, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2013, April). Featured Speaker: The Seven Stages of Creative Thinking Process in Classrooms. Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) conference, Bangkok, Thailand, April 5-8, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2013, January). Guest Speaker for Students: Fostering Creativity in Young Leaders in Africa. African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, December, 2012 -January, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2012, December). Guest Speaker for Teachers: Creativity Strategies in Classrooms. African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, December, 2012 -January, 2013.

Kim, K. H. (2012, December). Guest Speaker for Students: Creative Thinking Processes for Solving African Problems. African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, December, 2012 -January, 2013.

In 2012, she had the honor of being the 2012 Torrance Legacy Speaker at the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia (Torrance Center [Website]). She was the guest speaker for artists and art teachers at the University of Richmond. She served as the Keynote speaker at the 2012 American Creativity Association (ACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. She served as the keynote speaker and a featured speaker at the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) conference in Nice, France and the International School of Paris (ISP) in France. She believes that her participations at these speaking engagements improve the standing of the College by acting as a source, catalyst, and agent for change in the world. A brief description of each speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2012, November). Keynote Speaker for Plenary session: Myths about Creativity and the Creativity Crisis. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) November Conference, Nice, France, November 21-25, 2012.

Kim, K. H. (2012, November). Keynote Speaker for TED talk: Marie Curie and the Four Climates for Gardening Creativity. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) November Conference, Nice, France, November 21-25, 2012.

Kim, K. H. (2012, November). Featured Speaker: From Theory to Practice: Fostering the Creative Thinking Processes in the Classroom. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) November Conference, Nice, France, November 21-25, 2012.

Kim, K. H. (2012, September). Keynote Speaker: Creativity and Innovation in Women. The 2012 American Creativity Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 21-22, 2012.

Kim, K. H. (2012, June). Keynote Speaker: Fostering Creativity. Partners in the Arts Joan Oates Institute, Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, University of Richmond, June 27, 2012.

Kim, K. H. (2012, April). The 2012 Torrance Legacy Speaker: //The Creativity Crisis//. The Torrance Lecture Series, College of Education, The University of Georgia, April 16, 2012.

In 2011, the Korea Invention Promotion Association and The Korea Ministry of Education, Science & Technology invited her as the keynote speaker for a group of Korean scholars and educational policy makers. She served as the keynote speaker and a featured speaker for the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) conference in Istanbul, Turkey. A brief description of each speech is as follows:

Kim, K. H. (2011, December). Keynote Speaker: Successful Creativity: Creative Climate, Creative Attitude, and Creative Thinking Skills, The Korea Invention Promotion Association & The Korea Ministry of Education, Science & Technology. Seoul, Korea, December, 2011.

Kim, K. H. (2011, April). Keynote Speaker: The Creativity Crisis in the U. S. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) April conference, Istanbul, Turkey, April 13-17, 2011.

Kim, K. H. (2011, April). Featured Speaker: Causes of the Creativity Crisis and What We Can Do About It. European Council of International Schools (ECIS) conference, Istanbul, Turkey, April 13-17, 2011.

In 2009, she won the 2009 New Voice in Intelligence and Creativity Award from the University of Kansas, and gave an acceptance speech to the audience. A brief description of her speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2009, November). My Research on the Relationship between Creativity and Intelligence. At the 2009 New Voice in Intelligence and Creativity. The Williamson Family Endowment, the University of Kansas, and the Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States (CLEOS), Lawrence, KS, November 1-3, 2009.

From 2005 to 2008, Jeollabukdo Department of Education invited her to train thousands of science teachers, teachers of gifted students, and disadvantaged gifted and talented students in the science of creativity in Imsil (Schedule), Jeonju (Schedule) (Schedule), and other cities. She served as the keynote speaker to thousands of Korean teachers for their Continuing Education Certification Training programs (Schedule), which was sponsored by the Korea Ministry of Education (Letter). At the end of a training program, her speech as the most voted most unique and useful at the program (Letter). Examples of a brief description of each speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2008, July). Creativity Training for Gifted Students. A training for the disadvantaged gifted and talented children living in rural poverty in Jeollabukdo. Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, Imsil, Korea, July 10-17, 2008.

Kim, K. H. (2008, July). What is Creativity? Korea Teachers’ Continuing Education Certification Training (182 hours), Sponsored by the Korea Ministry of Education, Kongju National University, Kongju, Korea, July 16 - August 20, 2008.

Kim, K. H. (2005, July). TTCT Enrichment and Future Problem Solving Program Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea, July 10-16, 2005.

From 2004 to 2006, Gyeongsangbukdo Department of Education and the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education invited her to train thousands of science teachers and teachers of gifted students in Pohang ( Booklet) (Booklet), Daugu (Schedule) (Schedule) (Schedule), and other cities. These training sessions were very intense and lasted approximately ten hours a day. The Daejeon Gifted Institute in Korea (Presentation) and the Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education invited her to educate the parents of gifted children (Letter). She was also invited to lecture (Schedule) teachers at their Continuing Education Certification Training programs, which was sponsored by the Korea Ministry of Education (Letter). An example of a brief description of each speech, presentation, or lecture is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2006, August). TTCT Enrichment and Future Problem Solving Program Training, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, the Gyeongsandbukdo Science Education Institute, Pohang, Korea, August 3-8, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). How To Encourage Your Child’s Creativity. Parent Seminar August 2006, the Daejeon Gifted Institute of Korea, Daejeon, Korea, August 9, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). How To Encourage Creativity in Your Students. Korea Teachers’ Continuing Education Certification Training, Sponsored by the Korea Ministry of Education, Kongju National University, Kongju, Korea, August 10, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2005, July). TTCT Enrichment and Future Problem Solving Program Training, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, July 10-16, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2004, July). Characteristics of Creative Children. Creativity Workshop for Parent Education, Sponsored by the Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education, July 26, 2004, Youseong, Korea.

Cramond, B., & Kim, K. H. (2004, July). How To Encourage Your Students' Creativity? Creativity workshop for the Teachers in Gyeongsandbukdo, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, Daegu, Korea, July 21, 2004.

Cramond, B., & Kim, K. H. (2004, July). What Is Creative? Creativity workshop for the 1,600 Teachers in Daegu City, Sponsored by the Daugu Metropolitan Office of Education, Daegu, Korea, July 20, 2004.

Since 2006, she served on the Advisory Board for the Torrance Center. The Torrance Center was built as a legacy to Dr. E. Paul Torrance (“The Father of Creativity”), a pioneer in the research for identifying and developing creative potential. The Center has strived to investigate, implement, and evaluate techniques for enhancing creative thinking and facilitating national and international systems that support creative development. The Center conducts research using the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; offers training for scoring the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; trains and helps implement the Future Problem Solving program; and hosts various events to promote creativity. There is also an annual Torrance lecture series;visiting scholars; summer Institutes for professional development; and Duke TIP programs for high school students.

From 2003 to 2008, she served as the Coordinator of International Programs for the Torrance Center. She organized international creativity trainings at the Torrance Center and overseas (Schedule; 2005; Schedule & Letters). She selected the topics for each training and scheduled (ensuring a logical flow of information) presenters for each topic, including expert researchers and educators from around the world. She improved the training programs with feedback from group evaluations. She also presented her (brutally honest) evaluation reports on each training group to the trainee's department or organization supervisors, including the superintendents of regional Departments of Education and the Secretary of Korea Ministry of Education (positive report example, negative report example, and negative report example), which most of the trainees valued (yet some of the trainees did not appreciate). For each training program, she made sure that a training group observed elementary (Letter), middle (Letter), and high schools (Letter). She worked with school principals and other administrators (Michelle Elementary School [Letter]; Scarlett Middle School [Letter]; [Itinerary]; Huron High School [Letter]; Barrow Elementary School; Whitehead Road Elementary School; Burney Harris Lyons Middle School; Clark Middle School; Cedar Shoals High School; and South Cobb High School Academy of Mathematics and Medical Sciences) to accommodate school visits. She also arranged visits to organizations and institutions for exemplifying American creativity, innovation, and cultural locations (Fort Discovery; Stone Mountain; CNN; Discovery Mall; Mall of Georgia; Rock Eagle 4-H Center). For each training program, she coordinated transportation (Letter)¸ accommodations, tours (Letter), and more. At each training program, she presented creativity research results and Dr. Torrance’s work. A brief description of each presentation is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2006, August). Dr. Torrance’s Life and Legacy. Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 13 –25, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). What Is Creativity? Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 13 –25, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). How Can You Measure Creativity?
GyeongsandbukdoTeachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 13 –25, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). Who Is Creative? Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 13 –25, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2006, August). Why Are Asians Less Creative Than Americans? Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 13 –25, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2005, August). About Dr. Torrance. Jeollabukdo Teachers for Gifted Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, Athens, GA, August 14 – 27, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, August). Comparison Between Asian and American Education. Jeollabukdo Teachers for Gifted Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 14 – 27, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, August). Creativity and Culture. Jeollabukdo Teachers for Gifted Training, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 14 – 27, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, August). Creativity and Underachievement. Jeollabukdo Teachers for Gifted Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 14 – 27, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, August). The Four Ps of Creativity. Jeollabukdo Teachers for Gifted Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, August 14 – 27, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, June). The Father of Creativity: E. Paul Torrance. Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, June 19 –July 1, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, June). The Interactions Between Culture and Creativity. Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo
Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, June 19 –July 1, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, June). Is Creativity Related to Underachievement? Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, June 19 –July 1, 2005.

Kim, K. H. (2005, June). Creativity or Diligence? Gyeongsandbukdo Teachers Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, June 19 –July 1, 2005.

From 2003 to 2006, she organized training programs and trained educators in identifying and fostering students’ creativity (Website). A brief description of each training is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2004, October). TTCT Assessment Training for Teachers of Gifted Students, Creativity Workshop, Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency, Rome, GA, October 28, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2004, July). TTCT Assessment Training, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, Jeonju, Korea, July 12–14, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2004, July). TTCT Assessment Training, Seoul, Korea, July 15 –17, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2004, July). Creativity Workshop and TTCT Assessment Training, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The Daegu, Korea, July 18 – 23, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2004, January). Gyeongsandbukdo Training in Creativity, Sponsored by the Gyeongsandbukdo Department of Education, The The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, January 18 –30, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2003, August). Creativity Assessment Training for Jeollabukdo Teachers of the Gifted, Sponsored by the Jeollabukdo Department of Education, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, August 10 – 23, 2003.

Kim, K. H. (2003, July). Creativity Assessment Training for Early Childhood Educators of Kyung Hee University Graduate Students, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, July 7 – 19, 2003.

Kim, K. H. (2003, June). Creativity Training for Science, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, January 12 – 25, 2003.

In 2004, she was invited by the Asian-Pacific on Giftedness to speak at its 8th annual Conference. A brief description of each speech is as follows:
Cramond, B., Kim, K. H., Lee, S-Y., & Lee, J. Y. (2004, July). E. Paul Torrance: His Life, Accomplishments, & Legacy. Special Symposium for the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness held in Daejeon, Korea, July 26 - 30, 2004.

Kim, K. H. (2004, July). Culture Can Also Affect Creativity. Workshop at the Pre-conference for the 8th Asian-Pacific Conference on Giftedness held in Daejeon, Korea, July 26 - 30, 2004.

From 2003 to 2005, she served as a Judge and/or a Monitor for the State Individual/Team Problem Solving Competitions for the Future Problem Solving program (Schedule). Additionally, she regularly consulted with graduate students and researchers in the U.S. (Letters) and in other countries (Letters) regarding creativity assessment, cultural influence on creativity, Dr. Torrance’s work, and others. She contacted individuals through e-mails, mailings, and phone calls (Letters). She has also made continuous efforts to protect or prevent Torrance's legacy from being misused in other countries, including ensuring the reliability and validity of Torrance Tests' in other countries around the world (by getting/using an example letter of the Torrance Center Director and an example letter of the Scholastic Testing Services President to prevent the name of Torrance from being misused in other countries). In addition, she worked on developing a faculty exchange program with several universities in Korea (Letter).

Since 2006, she has served as a guest speaker for local parents and teachers. She usually speaks about creativity, yet sometimes she speaks about East Asian culture and the influence of Confucianism on Asian culture (Presentation). She also shares her research interests and teaching experiences with students at local schools, as some of them are interested in becoming professors and ask questions about her job (Card). A brief description of each speech is as follows:
Kim, K. H. (2006, September). Guest Speaker: Confucianism and Asian history. Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI, September 30, 2006.

Kim, K. H. (2005, February). Guest Speaker: How To Encourage Your Child’s Creativity. Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders, Parent Seminar Spring 2005, Georgia State University, February 12, 2005.

She is convinced that these kinds of service activities directly impact the lives of local parents and their children. Further, she has met with many teachers at local schools and has shared her knowledge of creativity with them. She discusses how to recognize or identify creative students and how to encourage a climate that helps these students realize their creative potential in classrooms. She believes that by utilizing her expertise she is providing services that make a difference in the lives of local teachers and students.

3) Service as a Leader for National/International Organizations/Institutions
Since 2017, Dr. Kim has served as an Award Committee member for the International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards for The Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity.

From 2011 to 2013, she has served as the program Chair and then the Chair of the NAGC’s Creativity Network (Letter). The Creativity Network is an association for teachers, parents, and researchers who share interest in fostering children’s creativity. She has tried to promote the Network’s mission that includes i) creativity as a crucial element of giftedness; ii) the importance of promoting creativity research; iii) disseminating practical strategies for fostering creativity; and d) the necessity of creative thinking skills. She has organized and supervised meetings and events for the Creativity Network at the NAGC conferences. Additionally, from 2009 to 2012, she served as the assistant program Chair and then the program Chair and Awards Committee Chair of the Research and Evaluation Network, which is an association for NAGC researchers (Letter). Since 2017, she has served as a Torrance Award Committee member for NAGC.

Since 2012, she served for the American Creativity Association (ACA). ACA is dedicated to enhancing the use of personal and professional creativity throughout society nationally and internationally improve the human condition. ACA regards creativity as a vital part of every profession and believes the development of creativity skills should be a professional requirement for both individuals and organizations. It fosters rigorous, fact-based examination of ideas and technologies in order to develop a valid and growing knowledge base for the field. Its programs and services, offer individuals and organizations opportunities for learning, professional development and networking. It provides a forum for professionals seeking to explore and develop traditional and new ideas that promote creativity. She has also been a member of ACA’s Award Committee.

Since 2012, she has served on the Advisory Board for The Creativity Post. The Creativity Post is a non-profit internet platform committed to sharing the latest content on creativity and innovation in all fields. The website includes scientific discoveries, entrepreneurial ventures, artistic expressions, technological breakthroughs, philosophical debates, educational reforms, and various human experiences (Letter).

Since 2010, she has served for the American Psychological Association (APA). APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology. It aspires to expand psychology's role in advancing health and increasing the recognition of psychology as a science. It shares the mission of advancing the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. APA was founded in 1892, and currently, it has more than 117,500 members and 54 divisions, or subfields of psychology. She has served as the Membership Committee Chair (Letter), and then the International Representative of APA’s Division 10: Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Art (email). Division 10 is for those who are committed to theoretical or empirical scholarship, including the visual arts, poetry, literature, music and dance. They share three interrelated topics: i) creativity (including developmental, motivational, affective, and cognitive processes); ii) the arts (including aesthetic content, form and function); and iii) audience response to the arts (including preferences and judgments). They apply personality, clinical, cognitive, perceptual, cultural and postmodern psychologies to diverse artists, styles, and epochs. As the current International Representative since 2016, she represents the interests for the international members on the Division 10 executive board and in other forums. She also represents the interests of international members and encourage them to join the Division.

Since 2006, she served on the Advisory Board for The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, University of Georgia.

From 2006 to 2007, she served on the Advisory Board for Drexel University. She played a key role in developing Drexel’s Ph.D. program in Applied Creativity and Innovation (Letter). She advised the program developers and reviewed the program (Proposal).

From 2004 to 2006, she served for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). AERA aspires to improve the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. It was founded in 1916, and today, it has more than 25,000 members who are faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and other professionals with diverse expertise in educational research. Through their research, they disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results. She served as the Student Representative for the Giftedness and Talent SIG of AERA (Newsletter).

4) Service with Utilizing Creativity Theories into Technologies
Based on her expertise in innovation and creativity, Dr. Kim has applied her research findings and theories beyond academics and the field of education. She has worked with computer engineers and filed several provisional and non-provisional patent applications and trademark/service mark applications for innovative technologies. She has assisted developing prototypes of her patent-pending projects, one of which won the Microsoft Imagine Cup in the category of the World Citizenship. She has also submitted grant proposals to fund the patent-pending projects. These kinds of public outreach benefit the reputation and fame of the College.

She has achieved the following patents:
Kim, K. H., Shim, P, C., & Lee, J. S. (2017). U.S. Patent No. 9,843,713 B2.Systems and methods for video communication. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Shim, P. C., Kim, K. H., & Lee, J. S. (2017). U.S. Patent No. 9,843,916 B2. Systems and methods for automatic emergency contact routing. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

She has filed non-provisional patent applications. A brief description of each application is as follows:
Kim, K. H., & Lee, J. S. (2017). Systems and apparatus for creativity testing and scoring using eye and/or head-tracking. Non-Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 15/398,269), Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Confirmation No. 6443). EFS ID: 27965147.
Shim, P. C., Kim, K. H., & Lee, J. S. (2015). Systems and methods for automatic emergency contact routing (specification and drawings). Non-Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 14/977,070) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. December 21, 2015 (Confirmation No. 1091). EFS ID: 24432014.
Shim, P. C., Lee, J. S., & Kim, K. H. (2014). Systems and methods for detecting and/or responding to incapacitated person using video motion analytics (specification and drawings). Non-Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 14/587,949) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. December 31, 2014 (Confirmation No. 3791). EFS ID: 21101940.

Stage 2 Prototype Developed: Became the Champion of The World Citizenship, Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. National Finals (Lee, J.S., Peck, B., & Cater, E. attended). San Francisco, CA. April 21-25, 2015. Stage 1 Prototype Developed: Became one of the US Microsoft Imagine Cup Finalists (The World Citizenship category). March 28, 2015.

Kim, K. H., Shim, P, C., & Lee, J. S., & (2014). Systems and methods for video communication (specification and drawings). Non-Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 14/537,200) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. November 10, 2014. (Confirmation No. 8890). EFS ID: 20651417.

She has filed the following provisional patent applications. Here is a brief description of each application:

Shim, P, C., Kim, K. H., & Lee, J. S., (2016). System And Apparatus For Interactive Computer Based Creativity Testing And Scoring. Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 62274751) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. January 04, 2016. (Confirmation No. 1012). EFS ID: 24522714.

Shim, P, C., Kim, K. H., & Lee, J. S., (2015). System and Method for One Touch Automatic Emergency Contact Routing. Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 62/165,212) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. May 22, 2015. (Confirmation No. 1033). EFS ID: 15042901.

Kim, K. H., Lee, J. S., & Shim, P, C. (2014). System and method for Eye Communication over the Internet. Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 61/973,871) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. April 02, 2014. (Confirmation No. 1073). EFS ID: 18646366.

Lee, J. S., Shim, P, C., & Kim, K. H. (2014). Method and apparatus of Managing Secure Wireless Access Using RFID. Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 61/929,445) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. January 20, 2014. (Confirmation No. 6629).

Shim, P, C., Lee, J. S., & Kim, K. H. (2014). Method and Apparatus for Motion Detecting and Responding to Incapacitated Persons Using Video Motion Analytics. Provisional Patent Application Filed (USPTO 61/923,447) to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The United States Department of Commerce. January 03, 2014 (Confirmation No. 6434).

She has filed trademark/service mark applications. A brief description of each application is as follows:

Kim, K. H. & Shim, C. B. (2014). iEducation. U.S. Trademark/Service Mark Application Filed (USPTO 86226636) to The United States Patent and Trademark Office. March, 20, 2014.

Kim, K. H. & Shim, C. B. (2014). iConference. U.S. Trademark Application Filed (USPTO 86226840) to The United States Patent and Trademark Office. March, 20, 2014.

Kim, K. H. & Shim, C. B. (2014). iCustomer Care. U.S. Trademark Application Filed (USPTO 86226852) to The United States Patent and Trademark Office. March, 20, 2014.

She has filed several research and development grant applications. One of the applications is for a project, called iEducation (trademark application filed on March 20, 2014). It seeks to improve training, education, and development infrastructure by creating an interactive distance education system. iEducation uses the “System and Method for Eye-to-Eye Communication Over the Internet” (i-to-i Com: Patent Pending ). The technology enables digital eye contact between the instructor and students’ eyes with eye-tracking cameras. It uses eye-tracking cameras based on head and eye movements of the instructor and students. This technology also enables the computer screen to zoom in, causing texts, symbols, graphics, and other visual representations as well as the instructor’s facial expressions and lip movements. The interactivity and connectivity between the instructor and students will help students process the didactic material more effectively and enhance their motivation to learn. An example of a brief description of each application is as follows:

Kim, K. H., & Shim, P. C. (2014). iEducation: Interactive STEM Distance Education with Eye Contact. Grant proposal submitted to the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program, 47.076 Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation. October 15, 2015. Requested Funds Amount: $250,000.

Kim, K. H., & Shim, P. C. (2014). iEducation: Interactive Distance Education with Eye Cntact. Grant proposal submitted to the Needpedia Capability/Need Area: 9.1U1 Next Generation Learning Environment, Defense Intelligence Agency. July 28, 2015.

Kim, K. H., & Shim, P. C. (2014). iEducation for Rural Schools: Interactive Distance Education with Eye Contact for Rural Schools. Grant proposal submitted to the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, RUS-14-01-DLT Distance Learning Department of Agriculture Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. July 4, 2015. Requested Funds Amount: $912,300.

Kim, K. H., & Shim, P. C. (2014). iEducation: Interactive Distance Education with Eye Contact. Grant proposal submitted to the Educational Technologies and Applications (EA) of SBIR/STTR Phase I Award, National Science Foundation. June 10, 2015. Requested Funds Amount: $150,000.

5) Service to National and International Communities with Research Findings
Her research, "The Creativity Crisis," was the subject of a 2010 Newsweek cover story that caused widespread concern. Immediately after its publication, numerous news outlets sought her expertise, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, NPR, and others. They were captivated by her discoveries and incessantly discussed the decline of creativity in America with particular interest on the negative effects of standardized testing on children’s creative thinking skills and the future work force. The expansive and high degree of media attention from around the world reaffirms not only the public’s interest in improving education and industry, but also the desire for research-based improvements. The phrase “Kyung Hee Kim of the College of William & Mary” has been cited hundreds of times in the media. The high profile media coverage surrounding her research demonstrates the value of research as a discipline in and outside the world of academia. It has spotlighted academic institutions, including the College of William & Mary, as a source of innovation, education, and business. Even in the articles that briefly mention her, every interview requires a tremendous amount of her time and effort including pre-interviews, preparation for the interview, e-mail discussions, and travel. She feels torn at times because she worries she is wasting her valuable research time, but she believes that sharing her groundbreaking research findings to the national and international media has benefitted parents and teachers and improved their children’s or students’ learning. Also, she believes that her research findings have reached and benefitted leaders and innovators around the world in education, businesses, and other organizations by providing the much needed spark for change. A brief description of each media that mentioned or discussed is as follows:

i) Major Media Attention

Rembach, Jim (2017, June). 127: KH Kim: I focused on my weaknesses a lot. Podcast Interview: Helping Leaders Get Ahead Faster. The Fast Leader Show.

Taylor, James (2017, May). CL107: Dr KH Kim on America’s Creativity Crisis. The Creative Life Podcast Interview.

Economy, Peter (2017, April). 3 things smart parents do to raise really creative kids. The Inc

Richtel, Matt (2017, January). To encourage creativity in kids, ask them: ‘What if”. The New York Times.

Ruiz, Michael (2017, January). How to combat America’s creativity crisis. The Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The University of California, Berkeley.

Centolanza, Brandy (2017, January). W&M professor wants to make the world better through child’s play. The WY Daily.

Eby, Douglas (2016, November). Are we losing creative thinking ability? PsyCentral. http://linkis.com/psychcentral.com/eKTw2

Eby, Douglas (2017, February). Sleep and creative people: Are you getting enough? Psych Central.

Aish.com (2016, November). Are Jew more creative than Asians? Aish.com http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Are-Jews-More-Creative-than-Asians.html?s=feat

Choi, Dowon (2016, November). 미국 창의성 학계에 자랑스러운 한국인, 김경희 교수의 새 책 (The Creativity Challenge: How We can Recapture American Innovation). Naver. http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=choidowon&logNo=220851530073

Big E Mini C (BEMC) BIGEminic (2016, October). KH Kim 김경희 교수 - The Creativity Challenge/창의력으로 이노베이터가 되는 법 -Kpopcreativity. KpoPsychology.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xucTxxKNV-0

Economy, Peter (2016, September). Want to be really creative? Science says do this. The Inc. http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/want-to-raise-really-creative-kids-science-says-always-do-this.html

Posel, Susanne (2016, August). The disturbing reason why kids don't play outside anymore. The NSNBC International. http://nsnbc.me/2016/08/30/the-disturbing-reason-why-kids-dont-play-outside-anymore/

Helsinki & Needham (2016, June). Flying high: A new crop of hands-on universities is transforming how students learn. The Economist. http://www.economist.com/news/international/21701081-new-crop-hands-universities-transforming-how-students-learn-flying-high

Sherman, Erik (2016, May). 6 Brain science surprises about being creative: Researchers who study creativity say a lot of what we think we know is wrong. The Inc. http://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/6-brain-science-surprises-about-being-creative.html

Flannery, Mary Ellen (2016, April). Unlocking happiness in the classroom. The NEA Today: News and Features from the National Education Association. http://neatoday.org/2016/04/19/happiness-in-the-classroom/

Ridinger, Mark HT. (2015, May). Is your child's creativity going unnoticed? The Huffington Post: Inform. Inspire, Entertain. Empower. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-ht-ridinger-md/is-your-childs-creativity_b_6878112.html

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Gibbs, Hope Katz (2011, February). Researcher Ashley Merryman explains why creativity scores are falling. The Be Inkandescent: The Ezine For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs. http://www.beinkandescent.com/articles/464/education-how-creative-are-your-kids

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3. Dr. Kim’s Evaluation of and Future Plans for Service
Dr. Kim's professional interests and research has enabled her to serve a wide range of audiences - within the college, and nationally and internationally. Actively working and seeking to improve the lives of others has brought unexpected recognition, along with great joy and satisfaction that she has made a difference. One of her proudest achievements since she began teaching at William & Mary was when she received a distinguished service award from the Jeonpook (a rural state in the south) Department of Education in Korea, “in recognition of service and dedication to the creative education of children living in rural poverty and the cultivation of their potential.” She believes this is just beginning. She will continue to serve disadvantaged children in honor of her mother and teachers. She says, "Creativity has the power to transform the good into the best, and I believe every child, no matter where he or she is from or how much money his or her family has, deserves the opportunity that it brings."
Dr. Kim has continued to flourish as a researcher, professor, and leader in her field - giving and receiving tremendous energy, knowledge, and encouragement from students and faculty, but also through her service to the creativity research community, and to the world through popular media. In 2016, the National Association for Gifted Children presented her with an award, "With Appreciation from NAGC for Dedicated Service as Creativity Network Chair." But the best is yet to come! Her new book, //The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation//, first available to the public on September 13, 2016, is the next step to an even brighter future. The Creativity Challenge features her most complete research and recommendations that can help all people – and especially so-called “misfits” and “trouble makers” - use the power of creativity to make their own dreams come true.

Examples of editorial reviews that the publisher has received from leaders and experts in various fields from all over the world are as follow:
“The Creativity Challenge deals directly with one of the most critical problems facing not just the United States but also the entire world: nurturing the creativity so essential to our modern times. KH Kim not only is up to the challenge but also displays considerable creativity in meeting that challenge.”
Dean Keith Simonton, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California–Davis, and editor of The Wiley Handbook of Genius

“KH Kim is an original and thoughtful researcher whose work has helped shape how the world thinks about creativity.”
John Baer, professor at Rider University and author of Domain Specificity of Creativity and Being Creativity Inside and Outside the Classroom

“This fascinating book is both a personal and a provocative take on creativity and innovation. Written by a leading scholar, it is filled with case studies, metaphors, and action plans. There’s something of interest for everyone here.”
James C. Kaufman, professor of educational psychology, University of Connecticut

“The American education system has a real problem: it’s squelching the creative possibilities in all people. With practical advice and charm, KH Kim gives hope to parents, educators, adults, and even organizations, that creativity can be improved. It’s time to support the passions of the ‘troublemaker’ in all of us—and help people turn these passions and proclivities into products that can change the world for the better. The Creativity Challenge shows us how. ”
Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute

“With The Creativity Challenge Dr. Kim presents a compelling work of scholarship based on extensive research and analysis, and it is made accessible by the way she shares personal stories of her life and the examples of well-known creative geniuses. This work is readable and interesting. She has organized the information into a logical system that is supported by data, and she makes what could be complex and difficult information easier to understand. She presents the problem, analyzes it, then provides possible solutions. An impressive work about a critically important topic.”
Kyrl Henderson, award-winning filmmaker and producer of The 4th R: The aRt of Education

“When it comes to creativity, KH Kim is one of the nation’s top experts. In The Creativity Challenge, Kim draws from her wealth of knowledge and puts it to practical use by providing readers with a fascinating and actionable blueprint for building innovation in schools, business, government, and within individuals and teams. Her unique approach describes the different climates and attitudes that enable creative thinking skills and exactly how to cultivate and nurture them. The Creativity Challenge is a remarkably powerful and effective tool for anyone who wants to build innovation in any aspect of their life—and for the long-term competiveness of our nation, and the world.”
Peter Economy, INC columnist and bestselling business author

“Full of provocative metaphors, helpful distinctions, and practical suggestions, The Creativity Challenge is a must-read for educators, parents, and policymakers alike. The author points the way to schooling that not only helps students to understand and master ‘the box’ but also enables them to think and work outside of it—an education all children need and deserve.”
David Chojnacki, executive director, Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools

“The Creativity Challenge is inspiring, insightful, and instructional for parents, educators, and businesses alike, and it provides tangible methods and ideas to cultivate the creativity within all of us. The 4S method is one of the more compelling metaphors I’ve ever heard and is incredibly useful in uncovering ways to maximize creativity.”
Darren Paul, cofounder, Inkboard

“Intelligence by itself is overrated. What the world desperately needs, in order to cope with the rate of change and complexity, is to nurture and engage the creative power of all people. This book will likely start a creativity revolution in America—and level the playing field for solving complex problems throughout the world.”
Wendy Luhabe, social entrepreneur, economic activist, and author of Defining Moments

“Yin and yang, East and West, earthy and ethereal, this treatise born from experiences in impoverished postwar Korea and refined through years of study in both Korea and the United States results in a very practical and enlightening guide to the nurturance of creativity. Affected by her findings of a decline in creativity in the United States, which prompted the bombshell Newsweek cover story of the creativity crisis in America, the author combines her homespun knowledge of nature and farming with scholarly findings to produce earthy metaphors for the theoretical aspects of creativity. Highly readable, this book has much to offer its two primary audience - parents and educators - as well as anyone else interested in creativity.”
Bonnie Cramond, professor, former director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia

“In an era of standardized testing, this book presents welcome, needed, and inclusive strategies for researchers, parents, teachers, and educational administrators to help students reach their creative potential, achieve innovation, and make positive changes in the world. KH Kim’s book is engaging to read as she interweaves a metaphor of growth and generation across the four seasons to tell her own story and those of four exceptional and creative innovators who differ in gender, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, and areas of expertise.”
Enid Zimmerman, Professor Emerita of Art Education and coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programs, Indiana University School of Education

“I was among the throngs of journalists who sought out Dr. Kim in 2010 after her startling research made headlines. Dr. Kim is uniquely qualified to write about this subject, having transcended what would have been insurmountable to most. Deploying her passions and determination, she exquisitely reimagined her restrictive life in a Korean village, achieving her dreams and becoming a true citizen of the world.
This deftly written book calls to mind futurists and visionaries like Alvin Toffler and Guy Kawasaki. The Creativity Challenge is a seminal study of what hangs in the balance if America doesn’t reclaim its place as a creatively focused culture. I read parts of Kim’s book aloud to others, including an immigrant. The power of her ideas ignited an afternoon-long discussion on the troubling decline of American creativity.
Kim has written a guidebook that reads with the power of a memoir—if we Americans would reclaim our place as a true superpower, we must heed her admonitions.”
Cynthia Adams, magazine writer and editor; author of The Mysterious Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Extraordinary Ordinary, and Centennial: Graduate Education at the University of Georgia, 1910–2010

“Part memoir, part profiles in innovation, Kim’s book is a thoroughly researched look at nurturing and developing creativity and innovation. She is convincing in her argument that much is lost when adults (perhaps unwittingly) rob children of their natural creative potential. Provocative and compelling, The Creativity Challenge is a must-read for school leaders, education-policy decision makers, ‘teacherpreneurs,’ business leaders, and all who live with or work with children.”
Judy Galbraith, author of The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids, president and founder of Free Spirit Publishing, and recipient of the E. Paul Torrance Creativity Award

“A revolutionary insight into how human beings can become breakthrough innovators by fully realizing their creative potential, and why this is good for our health and well-being—especially in this time of creativity crisis in America, as well as its loss of a competitive economic edge and a disturbing level of depression among its citizens. The right book at the right time for EVERYONE. For parents concerned with optimal development of children and their happiness. For men and women, regardless of age and profession, on how to accomplish true success in life (via an actualization of creative abilities and fulfillment of innovation talents). Women will also learn how to not repeat the sad destiny of Mileva Marić, Einstein’s first wife, but instead to become great achievers. For organizations trying to survive in today’s global economy by bringing a constant stream of innovation to life. For governments (and policy-decision makers) dealing with how to not ‘abort’ new ideas of citizens and thus not kill potential innovations but rather develop a strong innovation-based economy and a society flourishing on wise creative solutions to urgent problems of civilization. Bravo, Dr. Kim! I could not do it better myself.”
Larisa Shavinina, professor and editor in chief of the bestselling International Handbook on Innovation and two other fields-defining handbooks, International Handbook on Giftedness and The Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education

“KH Kim’s book is a fascinating read on how different cultures view and value creativity in children. I enjoy how Kim uses her personal background as well as stories from famous role models throughout history to demonstrate how different environments, experiences, and attitudes impact a child’s creativity. Parents and teachers alike can benefit from reading this book and learning how to better provide a creativity outlet for the children in their lives and to better foster the creative process in children.”
Brandy Centolanza, freelance journalist

“Kim provides a cultural, historical, and research-based perspective on innovation and creativity. Climate, attitude, and thinking skills are presented in a unique way with a metaphorical basis in nature. My favorite quote in this book is, ‘Young innovators hold their heads high and imagine a bright future. Even when they’re wrong, they stay positive, correct, improve, and succeed.’ We need innovators now and in the future. Kim provides the steps to help educators and parents provide the appropriate climate to support and create our young and future innovators.”
Laurie B. Abeel, ISS, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

“KH Kim’s research, in which she documents the decline of creative thinking among American schoolchildren over the past twenty-five years, should be at the top of the must-understand list for everyone involved in children’s education. In this book Kim describes the social and cultural conditions that promote or inhibit the creative impulse with which we are all born. I find most intriguing her description of her own struggle to overcome the constraints on creativity and self-expression in the culture in which she was raised. The writing is clear and charming. Perhaps because of her bicultural experiences and because English is not her first language, Kim’s writing is free from the constraints both of Korean Confucianism and Western academese.”
Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

“The Creativity Challenge is a highly readable meditation on the environmental influences and personal qualities associated with creative figures such as Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. Especially interesting is the discussion of how differences between cultures, particularly between American and Confucian cultures, may influence creativity at the societal level. Kim’s personal anecdotes about her traditional Korean upbringing and later transition to America are an especially fascinating illustration of these cultural differences. Very compelling.”
John Kounios, coauthor of The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain, and professor of psychology, Drexel University

“KH Kim brings a new perspective to her groundbreaking research to provide insights for parents and educators who seek to understand how we can foster creativity in young people. Using the simple analogy of a garden, she describes how critical elements (sun, soil, storm, space) can nurture creativity in individuals. Kim draws on in-depth biographical case studies of renowned creative thinkers—Jobs, Mandela, O’Keefe, Curie, and Einstein—to illustrate how their unremarkable experiences collectively shaped creative men and women who changed the course of the world’s views on politics, art, engineering, science, and technology. The book is intertwined with her own fascinating life story of her impoverished childhood in a remote South Korean village; the chance interactions and experiences that led her to become a wife, a mother, and a teacher in Seoul; to the spontaneous journey to American academia and a professorship at one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Though based on her original US-centric research, this book will resonate with and provide food for thought for readers worldwide.”
Mary E. Langford, international education consultant; director of admissions, Dwight School London; and former deputy director, European Council of International Schools

“KH Kim provides us with a playful, personal, and evidenced-based exploration of why and how to nurture creativity in ourselves and our children—and how we can go about it.”
Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World

“The Creativity Challenge presents a comprehensive, evidence-based model for unleashing the creative potential within all of us. Dr. Kim, one of the world’s foremost creativity scholars, sheds welcome light on what creativity really is, where it comes from, and how it can be nurtured—in ourselves and in the next generation. With stories from the lives of world-renowned innovators, as well as her own improbable journey from rural Korea, she illustrates the climates, attitudes, and thinking that support creativity and innovation. The Creative Challenge is a great resource in my roles as parent, educator, and business consultant.”
James Olver, PhD, associate professor, Mason School of Business, the College of William and Mary

“Dr. Kim’s recounting of her humble beginnings and her courageous pathway to completing her doctorate at the University of Georgia is a perfect backdrop to this wonderful book. In clear words, she explains what creativity is and points out the reasons why providing students with opportunities to enhance their own creative strengths is crucial for our next generation of leaders and citizens. The book is a must-read for both the general public as well as for college students. Personally, I look forward to using it as a text in Drexel’s master’s and doctoral programs in creativity and innovation, as it provides a balance of in-depth creativity content and clear and pleasant reading.”
Fredricka Reisman, Creativity and Innovation Director, Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, Drexel University

“Dr. Kim had a challenging childhood that, through her own determination and some well-timed help, turned into a remarkable career. Her insight into the creative process is keen. Current and future challenges will need innovation to be solved. We must best consider her advice.”
Erik Sherman, journalist and author

“The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation by KH Kim is a highly readable book that offers three practical steps aimed for parents/educators, organizations, and creative adults to encourage American children—and adults—to develop their creativity and creative attitudes. Using research, personal anecdotes, real-world examples, and the lives of famous people, Kim describes the creativity crisis and the United States’ current test-centric approach to education. Her solution to the crisis is presented using gardening metaphors and ways of cultivating cultural climates that are both intriguing and creative themselves. The Creativity Challenge will inspire readers into action to recapture their own creativity and nurture it in others.”
Lisa F. Smith, Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

“Kim narrates both her humble upbringing and adult challenges with great honesty. She ventures deep into the lives of famous innovators, synthesizing views, synchronizing rhythms across professional fields, and broadening the space of innovation for others. Her insightful conclusions and recommended actions transform the book into a bright-hearted journey that most readers will appreciate: embracing all, creating life, and inspiring compassion.”
Ai-Girl Tan, chief editor of the Creativity of the Twenty First Century series