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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

Professional Vita



Professional Presentations

Koo, K., Kim, Y., Lee, J., & Nyunt, G. (2020, April). It’s my fault: Korean international graduate students’ personal and professional experiences, and psychological well-being. Research paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Convention.

Jiang, M. & Koo, K. (2020, April). Emotional presence in building an online learning community among non-traditional higher education students. Research paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Convention.

Koo, K. & Nyunt, G. (2020, March). Culturally sensitive assessment of mental health for international

Students. Research paper presented at American College Personnel Association Annual Convention.

Koo, K., Weaver, G., & Yoon, J. (2019, November). Being smart means being happy? Academic experiences and psychological well-being among international college students. Research paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Portland, OR.

Koo, K. & Baker, I. (2019, November). Acculturation and adjustment difficulties among the first year international college students. Research paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Portland, OR.

Koo, K. & Jang, N.Y. (2019, November). What are we really searching for?: Spirituality and meaning making process among Asian international students. Research paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Portland, OR.

Koo, K. & Song, J. (2019, August). What makes them delayed?: Procrastination and college experiences among senior college students. Research poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL.

Koo, K. (2019, April). The more I study, the happier I am?: International college students’ academic experiences and emotional health. Research paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Convention. Toronto, CA.

Koo, K., Kim, Y., & Lee, J. (2019, March). What makes us happy?: Professional experiences and emotional health among Asian international graduate students. Research paper presented at American College Personnel Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Koo, K. & Yoon, J. (2018, November). I (don’t) need help: Factors associated with mental health and help seeking behaviors among Asian American college students. Research paper will be presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Tampa, Fl.

Koo, K., Choi, D.H., & Song, Y.S. (2018, August). Racial discrimination, Campus climate, and mental health issues among international college students. Research poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Koo, K. & Song, Y.S. (2018, April). First generation ethnic minority students’ social support and faculty engagement as predictors of psychological well-being. Research paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Convention. New York, NY.

Koo, K. (2018, April). Am I welcomed here?: Campus climate and psychological well-being among ethnic minority students on campus. Research paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Convention.

Koo, K., Peterson, A., Davila, K., & Tran, L. (2018, March). Does drinking more indicate that I am more depressed?: Substance use and depression among Asian American college students. Research paper will be presented at American College Personnel Association Annual Convention. Houston, TX.

Koo, K., Tran, L., Peterson, A., & Davila, K.(March, 2018). I am social, so am I happy?: Social life and psychological well-being among international college students. Research paper will be presented at American College Personnel Association Annual Convention. Houston, TX.

Koo, K. & Davila, K. (2017, November) The more I study, the more I am stressed: Asian American college students’ academic experiences and depression. Research paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Houston, TX.

Koo, K. & Davila, K. (2017, November). What makes them happy?: College experiences and psychological well-being among international students. Research paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. Houston, TX.

Koo, K., Blake, E., Oneal, N., & Park, R. (2017, August). Campus climate as a predictor of   psychological well-being among different racial groups on campus. Research poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

Ryu, S.J., Keum, M.J., Koo, K. (2017, August). The impact of covert narcissism on Internet addiction among Korean college students: mediating effect of internalized shame and avoidant-distractive emotion regulation patterns. Research poster presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC. 

Koo, K. (2017, April). International college students’ Addictive Behaviors and associated factors. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Koo, K. (2017, April. Predictors of psychological well-being and college experiences among International college students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Koo, K.,  Wang, B., & Oneal, N. (2017, March). Associated factors of Internet addiction and social life among international college students. Research paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Columbus, OH. 

Koo, K., Wang, B., Oneal, N., & Andreotta, K. (2017, March). Asian American college students' academic experiences and depression. Research paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Columbus, OH.

Koo, K. (2016, April). Collegiate experiences and depression among Asian American college students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Koo, K. & Kim, J. (2016, April). Factors associated with mental health conditions and help seeking behaviors among Asian American adolescents. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Koo, K. (2016, March). Factors associated with psychological well-being and depression among international undergraduate students. Paper presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Canada.

Koo, K., Mlachila, D., Naughton, L. (2015, August). Predictors of psychological well-being among Asian American college students. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, CA.

Koo, K. (2015, April), 2015). Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on college students’ Internet addiction. American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Koo, K. (2015, April). A longitudinal study on international students' adjustment and acculturation in the U.S. higher education. American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., Choi, Y., & Koo, K. (2015, April). Understanding Asian American adolescents’ mental health conditions and help seeking behaviors using California Health Interview Survey. Korean American Educational Research Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL.

Koo, K., & Rue, S.J. (2014, November). Predicting factors on Internet addiction among Korean college students. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention.Washing, DC.

Koo, K. (2014, August). Korean International faculty life in American universities. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Koo, K. (2014, May). Effectiveness of motivational interviewing on Internet addiction among Korean college students. Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Koo, K. (2014, April). Factors related to Internet addiction among Korean teenagers. American Educational Research Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Koo. K. (2014, April). A qualitative study on international faculty’s experiences and challenges in the U.S. higher education. Korean American Educational Research Association Annual Convention . Philadelphia, PA.

Park, J., Buckley, J., & Koo, K. (2013, November). What do you really mean? Student reflections on survey items related to diversity. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Convention. St. Louis, MO.

Koo, K. (2013, March).Contributing factors on acculturative stress and adjustment among international students compared to their American peers. American College Personnel Association Annual Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Kwon, K. (2012, August). How Motivational Interviewing Works on Adolescents’ addictive Behaviors? American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Rude. S., Mazzett, F., Lantrip, C., Gill, S., & Kwon, K. (2010, August). A Preliminary exploration of emotion regulation in minority groups on campus. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Rude, S., Mazzetti, F., Lantrip, C., Gill, S., & Kwon, K. (2010, August). Language use in two writing conditions and its relationship to subsequent depression symptoms. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Kwon, K. & Shin, S. (2010, May). Preliminary study on alcohol and nicotine addiction among Korean teenagers. Association for Psychological Sciences Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Kwon, K. (2009, August). Impact of trust on international students’ experiences in the U.S. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Shin, S., Kwon, K., Kim, J., Kim, H., & Koo, C.S. (2009, August). Preliminary study on substance abuse among Korean adolescents. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Kwon. K. & Ryoo, S. J.(2009, August). Longitudinal study on acculturative stress and adjustment difficulties among Asian international students. Asian American Psychological Association Annual Convention,Toronto, Canada.

Kwon, K., & Shin, S. (2009, July). Quantitative study on addictive behaviors of Korean teenagers.European Congress of Psychology. Oslo, Norway.

Kwon, K. & Doh, M. (2008, August). Survival in the U.S as Korean international students: A qualitative study. American Psychological Association. Boston, MA.

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