Taewon Kim Named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to the August 2018 AACTE Holmes Scholar of the Month, Taewon Kim!

A doctoral student in counseling psychology at Purdue University since 2017, Kim studies the meaning found in academic and work experiences, especially for women and underprivileged populations. She hopes to explore and develop factors that promote resilience for people with low social status.

Kim is also interested in the givens of existence–meaning, death, choice, free will, and existential anxiety–and hopes to create new processes of meaning reconstruction.

Her publications and scholarly writings include a coauthored article in the Korea Journal of Counseling, “The Effects of Mindfulness on a Working Mom’s Cognitive and Psychological Flexibility” (2017) and work on gender-related approaches to psychotherapy featured on two DVDs produced by the American Psychological Association (2015).

To nominate a Scholar of the Month, complete this form. For more information about the AACTE Holmes Program, visit aacte.org.


Carlos Richardson

Holmes Scholar, Bowie State University