Bitna Kim, professor in the
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ 30th annual awards recognition ceremony, held
virtually on May 7, 2020. Please join us in congratulating Professor Kim
as the recipient of the 2019–20 Outstanding Teaching Award.
Since 2008, Kim has taught at all levels to
include undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral coursework. Kim has a well-deserved reputation as one of
them most effective and popular classroom instructors in the department, which
is evident at any departmental graduation ceremony by the thunderous applause
from graduating students.
Kim shows genuine concern for student success and works tirelessly to deliver a
multitude of approaches in class assignments and enhance understanding of
material, showing the utmost respect to our students. Furthermore, Kim has mentored several
McNair scholars and any other student who is interested in research.
Bitna sees her own
research as playing a central and integral role in keeping her classes current.
Her passion and enthusiasm for what she studies helps students to get excited
about class materials. She often uses data
she has personally collected to illustrate topics covered in class. In
has also been involved in many teaching experiences internationally, including
posts in China, South Korea, and Thailand.
Bitna Kim, on receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award!