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Katie Koo

Assistant Professor

Higher Education & Learning Technologies

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #103

Phone: 903-886- 5604

Email: Katie.koo@tamuc.edu

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Katie Koo is an assistant professor in Higher Education at Texas A and M University-Commerce.

Prior to joining the faculty of TAMUC, Dr. Koo was an assistant professor in Counseling Student Affairs program at Northern Arizona University. With her expertise in counseling and student affairs, Dr. Koo has worked in various university settings and student affairs divisions such as counseling center, residence life, academic advising center, office for international students and scholars, and learning assistant services teaching and providing clinical services, academic counseling, and mentoring to diverse undergraduate and graduate students.

 Dr. Koo’s research focuses on diversity issues in higher education and underrepresented students’ mental health and psychological well-being. She is interested in students of color’s collegiate experiences and mental health issues and international students & faculty members’ adjustment and well-being. Dr. Koo received her Ph.D in Student Affairs (specialized in counseling) at the University of Maryland and Master’s degrees in Counseling from New York University and Michigan State University. She is passionate about mentoring graduate students’ research and professional development.

 

Education

PH.D           Student Affairs (Counseling)        University of Maryland                             2012 - 2016                         

               Dissertation: Predictors of Feelings of Depression among Asian American College Students

               Chair: Julie Park 

M.A.            Counseling Psychology                  New York University                                        2009

M.A.            Counseling                                   Michigan State University                                  2005

B.A.             Psychology                                  Duksung Women’s University                            2003

Courses at TAMUC

 HIED650 Doctoral Research Practicum

HIED695 Doctoral Research Methodology

Areas of Research Interest

-Collegiate experiences and mental health issues among underrepresented college students

-Asian American students’ psychological well-being

-International students’ adjustment, success, and experiences on campus

-Professional development of female faculty of women

-Impact of race and religiosity on minority students’ success and retention

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