BFA in educational theatre – University of Texas at Austin
MA in European theatre – Schiller College, Berlin, Germany
Kim is the executive director of the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts and holds the Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in Arts Education. He has taught theatre at high schools and colleges in California and Texas, and at the International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to coming to UTC in 1987, he was the theatre consultant at the Texas Education Agency (1977-87).
He has been a consultant for state and national organizations, and authored numerous arts education framework documents and units of study. Kim was a member of the national writing teams for the National Standards for Theatre Education (1994) and INTASC Model Standards for Licensing Classroom Teachers and Specialists in the Arts (2002). He wrote a framework for teaching about television for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2000). He co-chaired the national steering committee of the Annenberg/Getty Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge research project (1996-2001). He recently served on the College Board's National Task Force on the Arts in Education.
Kim collaborated with Levine Production Group in New York City developing three professional development video series on arts education commissioned by Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting – The Arts in Every Classroom (2003), Connecting with the Arts (2004), and The Art of Teaching the Arts (2005). The Citizen Ambassador Program of People to People International selected Kim to lead their first delegation of 47 American theatre educators on a cultural visit to the People’s Republic of China (1993). Kim is a past president of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and a recipient of the TETA Founders Award and Emeritus Award. He is also a past president of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and recipient of the Alliance Award. He received the Children’s Theatre Foundation medallion recognizing the innovative work of the Southeast Center.