Janna L. Kim, Ph.D.
Phone: (657) 278-5150
CAS 300—Elements of Effective Professional Communication
CAS 325B—Age 9 Through Adolescence
CAS 360—Adolescents and the Media
CAS 380—Adolescent Sexuality and Romantic Relationships
Dr. Kim joined CSUF’s Child and Adolescent Studies Department in August 2006. She received her B.A. in psychology from Occidental College and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. Before coming to CSUF, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality (CRGS) at San Francisco State University, where she worked on a longitudinal study examining the effects of gendered sexual messages on adolescents’ sexual decisions.
Dr. Kim’s teaching and research interests focus on positive adolescent development and sexual health. In her research, Dr. Kim examines how families, peers, and the mass media shape young people's developing notions of sexual roles and relationships, and how these processes are embedded within a larger system of cultural values and beliefs. In one line, she examines young people’s mass media use in relation to their gender and sexual development. In a second line, she has explored the sexual socialization and sexual decision-making of Asian American youth. Dr. Kim’s service activities revolve around efforts to promote effective undergraduate writing, cultural competence, and LGBTQ-inclusivity.