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MinSoo Kim-Bossard

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Penn State, Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in Early Childhood Education) with a dual title in Comparative and International Education
M.S. Penn State, Art Education
B.A. Penn State, Art History


  • ELE 201: Child and Adolescent Development
  • ECE 498: Inquiry into Learning, Capstone
  • ECE 203: Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings
  • ECE/ELE 113: Special Education, Exceptional Learners, and the Arts in the Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms
  • EPSY 523: Advanced Child Growth & Development
  • EDFN 521: Cultural Foundations of Education

Research Interests

Dr. Kim-Bossard’s research combines the fields of educational anthropology, reconceptualist scholarship in early childhood education, and studio-based pedagogical practices borrowed from art education. Based on her research about marriage and labor immigrant families in Korea, she investigates issues of bi/multilingualism, nationality/citizenship, gender, and bi/multicultural identities in the U.S. context during an era of rampant globalization. Her research also aims to challenge popular beliefs of ‘normal’ childhoods and what a ‘normal’ child should be, based on her expertise in inclusive arts-based education and her experience working as a preschool teacher and an art teacher.

Professional Affiliations

  • Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Anthropological Association

Contact Information

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