Office: Wilson Hall, Room 112
Office Phone: 724-357-5976
PhD Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 2008 MA Psychology, Chung-buk National University, South Korea, 2001 BA Psychology, Chung-buk National University, South Korea, 1999
Professor Bitna Kim joined the IUP faculty in 2008. She is the co-director of the Center for Research in Criminology at IUP. Since 2017, she has served as policy expert of the Crime and Justice Research Alliance. Other leadership includes executive counselor
of the International Division, American Society of Criminology; chair of the Award Committee, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; and International Division chair of the Korean Association for Crisis and Emergency Management.
She is currently working on several systematic reviews and meta-analyses on poverty, income inequality crime and crime, domestic homicide, sex offender treatments, race and crime, and campus carry policies. She has served as a referee for several international
journals and grant proposals. Her teaching experience has been expanded internationally, including visiting posts in China and South Korea. She has delivered several lectures and workshops to practitioners in criminal justice, including the American
Probation and Parole Association, Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, Pennsylvania Association of Probation Parole and Corrections, and the Thailand Institute of Justice. She was a recipient of the 2016 University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award
in Research, the 2016 Beto Scholar in Residence at Sam Houston State University, the 2018 ACJS Outstanding Mentor award, and the 2020 Outstanding Teacher Award in the college.