Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being

2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium

AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16
Schedule Subject to Change

Jinhee Kim is a Professor and Extension Specialist at University of Maryland, College Park. She also teaches courses in personal and family finance. She received B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University in Seoul Korea and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. The University of Maryland honored Kim with the George F. Kramer Outstanding Practitioner Award and Outstanding Faculty Woman of Color. She also received the Mid Career Award from the American Council on Consumer Interests in 2009. Her research focuses on understanding and improving the financial well-being of individuals and families, including applying this information to develop, implement, and evaluate educational interventions. She has conducted research on financial socialization of children young adults, psychological factors of financial behaviors, intergenerational transfer of time and money, and food insecurity and financial wellbeing. Currently, Dr. Kim is working on TOGETHER, the 5-year project, funded by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The project incorporates individual mental health/well-being, couple relationship skills, financial literacy/capability, and employability. She provides the leadership in planning an annual national conference, Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals,highly recognized by financial educators, counselors and other professionals. The conference received national awards from National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Dr. Kim has provided training over 2,000 Extension and financial professionals, and taught departmental courses addressing family financial management and credit. Dr. Kim is currently serving as Past- President of the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

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