Department of Social Work professor Dr. Mikyong Kim-Goh received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA).The association is part of the Council on Social Work Education, the largest group of social work educators in the nation and the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S. Dr. Kim-Goh earned the prestigious award for her excellence in scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership.
Dr. Kim-Goh’s research is dedicated to addressing interpersonal violence and mental health issues in Korean and Asian American communities, among other minority populations. Her research has been featured in high impact journals such as the Journal of Family Violence and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry and has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Research Foundation of Korea, and the Korean Foundation.
Dr. Kim-Goh previously served as the Acting Associate Vice President for International Programs at Cal State Fullerton and was a recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award in the College of Health and Human Development.Professor Kim-Goh has actively engaged diverse populations and community agencies for more than 25 years. She’s served on the Orange County Mental Health Board and is the former president of the Korean American Social Workers Association.Currently, she is the president of the Korean American Human Services Professionals Association in Southern California. She shares her clinical wisdom with new clinicians as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) by actively providing clinical supervision to Asian American social workers at local agencies.