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Josephine Kim

The Culture of Counseling

Since the spring 2007 slayings at Virginia Tech, Lecturer Josephine Kim has been working to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American students. Many of these problems arise from intercultural and intergenerational conflicts among Korean Americans, says Kim. Her research examines inherent differences between western and Asian cultures and seeks to establish "scaffolding" for understanding the internal conflicts that can happen when disparate cultures merge. more >>

Building vocabulary to improve reading in middle school

Many middle and high school students in the U.S. struggle with reading. HGSE Professor Catherine Snow and her colleagues have tested a promising curriculum supplement, Word Generation, amined at increasing students' vocabulary more >>

James Kim

The leadership trap

Jerome T. Murphy discusses how to unlock the "leadership trap" and presents the key to better performance as a leader. Your responses and comments are invited. more >>

Kathleen McCartney

Dean's Welcome


From Kathleen McCartney, Dean of HGSE and Gerald S. Lesser Professor.
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