Jangmin Kim outside of Baldy Hall.

Jangmin Kim

Assistant Professor

"Macro practice is essential in addressing today’s rapidly changing and complex social problems. My research lies in macro practice working with organizations and communities to promote social justice and social change, especially for historically traumatized and oppressed children, youth and families."

Contact Information

656 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1231
Fax: 716-645-3456
Email: jangmink@buffalo.edu

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Contact Information

656 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-1231; Fax: 716-645-3456
Email: jangmink@buffalo.edu


  • PhD, Social Work, Indiana University (2017)
  • MSW, Portland State University (2012)
  • MSW, Joenbuk National University (2009)
  • BA, Social Welfare, Jeonju University (2007)

Professional/Research Interests

Macro practice; organizational administration and management; child welfare workforce development; cross-system collaboration; family-centered practice; children, youth and families


Assistant Professor Jangmin Kim joined the University at Buffalo in 2022. Kim’s research interests are broadly in macro practice working with organizations and communities, particularly within child welfare and other systems of care for children, youth and families. Drawing a social justice perspective, his recent research focuses more on organizational interventions to develop a culturally responsive and trauma-informed workforce, implement family-centered practice and address racial disproportionality and disparities in the child welfare system. In addition, he is committed to developing transformative collaboration that brings multiple stakeholders together to promote system changes and provide effective services that enhance the well-being of historically traumatized and oppressed children, youth, and families.

Prior to joining UB, he worked as an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State University. He was also a principal investigator on the Title IV-E Child Welfare Partnership program that collaborated with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to advance the child welfare workforce. Kim earned a PhD in social work with an external minor in non-profit management from Indiana University, where he received the Chancellor’s Scholar Award (IUPUI campus). He earned his MSW from Portland State University, another MSW from Jeonbuk National University (Korea), and BA in Social Welfare from Jeonju University (Korea).