The CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy (CITA) has accepted Professor Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Science at Guttman Community College, as an Experiential Learning Fellow for summer 2022. CITA Institutes focus on extended, in-depth examinations of special topics in teaching and pedagogy. The Experiential Learning CITA Institute will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Maloy, Queensborough Community College, and Dr. Claudette Davis, LaGuardia Community College.
As an Experiential Learning Fellow, Dr. Kim will receive a $1,000 stipend, participate in workshops at the beginning of June 2022, and will present her findings at a CUNY-wide mini-conference celebrating the Fellows’ work in progress in fall 2022. More than ninety faculty members, with applicants from all ranks and from all campuses across CUNY, applied to be CITA 2022 fellows.
Dr. Kim earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She conducted her postdoctoral studies in breast cancer at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC., and was awarded a fellowship from the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Before starting at Guttman in 2017, Dr. Kim taught courses in all areas of chemistry at multiple colleges in the CUNY system, as well as William Paterson University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. Along with Dr. Lawrence Pratt from Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Dr. Kim received a three-year National Science Foundation grant toward the development of a new biofuel from a mixture of brown grease and waste plastics.