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Kim-Goh, Mikyong

Professor of Social Work

Department Chair

Department of Social Work

Office: 657-278-3147

Department: 657-278-7125



Dr. Kim-Goh is professor in the Department of Social Work and former chair of the Department of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton. She has taught a wide range of courses, including Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice in Diverse Communities, Research Methods, Korean American Experience, and Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees. Her research interests include interpersonal violence and mental health, service-learning in higher education, mental health delivery in ethnic minority communities, and immigrant and refugee issues. Dr. Kim-Goh has published numerous papers in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Community Mental Health, the Journal of Family Violence and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. She was a co-principal investigator of a $750,000 youth violence prevention project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A California state-licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Kim-Goh has served on the Orange County Mental Health Board and was a recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Health and Human Development at Cal State Fullerton. From 2011-12, Dr. Kim-Goh served as acting associate vice president for international programs. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S.W in social welfare at UC Berkeley and B.A. in psychology at Pomona College. Dr. Kim-Goh received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Korean American Social Work Educators Association.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Asian American mental health
  • domestic violence in Asian immigrant communities

  • Counseling
  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Violence

  • Korean