Doctoral Student

Annex A 102

Minkyung Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. Kim’s primary focus is in organizational communication. Kim’s research interest is to bring an organizational perspective to understanding how civil and human rights advocacy organizations communicate and network to promote social justice, enhance capacity building, and organizational resilience. Previously, Kim’s research on organizational emotions has been supported by various grants including the Global Partnership Grant and Provost Research Grant from Colorado State University, and various other NCA grants. Additionally, Kim’s work received Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from NCA in 2016.

Prior to pursuing graduate degrees, Kim built her career as PR and education communication specialist working with numerous global organizations and institutions. Most recently, Kim served as one of the key founding members to launch a new 1:1 English education platform for Korean corporate leaders in finance and engineering. Kim also served in a number of communication coordinator and liaison roles to help facilitate and establish a long-term governmental research collaboration for the Korea Water Resources Corporation. 

Kim's advisor is Dr. Marya Doerfel.




Colorado State University
B.A., Speech Communication

Ewha Womans University

Colorado State University
M.A., Communication Studies