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Katie Koo

Assistant Professor

Higher Education & Learning Technologies

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #103

Phone: 903-886- 5604


Professional Vita


Katie Koo is an assistant professor of Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education and Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Koo’s research focuses on underrepresented students’ collegiate experiences, mental health issues, and adjustment. She has published in top tier journals in the field of education on international students’ psychological well-being and challenges, race/racism and wellness among college students of color.  With her expertise in counseling and student affairs, Dr. Koo has worked at University of Maryland Counseling Center, Office for International Students and Scholars at New York University, and Michigan State University Residence Life teaching and providing counseling and advising services to various undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently serving College Student Development International Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development as a Faculty-in-Residence-Elect. For community services, Dr. Koo is serving as a President of Korean American Christian Counseling Association and a Mentoring Committee Chair for Asian American Association of Counseling. Dr. Koo is the recipient of American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Emerging Scholar Award 2020-2022 as well as National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Faculty Research Grant Award for her longitudinal mixed method research projects on impact of campus climate and discrimination on mental health among international students. 

PH.D Student Affairs University of Maryland 2012 - 2016
M.A. Counseling Psychology     New York University 2009
M.A. Counseling Michigan State University 2005
B.A Psychology Duksung Women’s University, Korea 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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