Dr. Jwa K. Kim

Program Director | Professor

Dr. Jwa K. Kim
615-904-8419
Room 321, College of Education Building (COE)
MTSU Box 402, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (1989)
  • M.Ed., Kyungpook National University (1982)
  • B.Ed., Kyungpook National University (1980)

Areas of Expertise

  • Reading Comprehension among ESL (E2L) students\
  • Inconsistency in Reading Comprehension Assessment
  • Latent Growth Curve Analysis
  • Item Response Theory (IRT)
  • Differential Item Functioning (DIF)
  • Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
  • Test Construction and Validation
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Applied Statistics


Experience with external funding agencies

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • TN Department of Education
  • Drug Courts (Murfreesboro, TN; Williamson County, TN)