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Namhee Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders

Office Phone: (951) 552-8725
Office Location: Lancer Arms 50
Office Hours: Monday 1:15-3:45; Tuesday 2:00-5:00; Wednesday 1:15-3:45

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Texas at Austin 2010
MA Russian Linguistics Yonsei University 2001
BA Russian Language and Literature Yonsei University 1998

Courses Taught

Speech Sciences
Hearing Sciences
Language Disorders
Articulation Disorders
Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanism
Introduction to Communication Disorders
Clinical Practicum
Research Methods


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Typical speech/language development in early childhood
Phonological acquisition of serial complexity and accuracy in early words
Acoustic analysis of typical and atypical speech
Influences of early lexicon/language input on speech acquisition
Interface of speech production and perceptual influences
Speech development in children with hearing impairments, childhood apraxia of speech, late talking toddlers, and linguistically/culturally diverse children


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach


Research, Presentations, & Publications

McMicken B., Vento-Wilson, M., Von Berg, S., Iskarous, K., Kim, N., Rogers, K., & Young, S. (2013). Semantic and Phonemic Listener Confusions in a Case of Isolated Congenital Aglossia, Communication Disorders Quarterly

Kim, N. & Davis, B. “Intervening Vowel Consonant Effect in Early Words”. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November, 2013.

McMicken, B., Von Berg, S., Kim, N, Vento-Wilson, M., Brown, E., & Iskaros, K. “CVC Word Intelligibility and Acoustic Analysis in Congenital Aglossia”. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, CA, November, 2012.

McMicken, B., Von Berg, S., Kim, N, Iskaros, K., Young, S., & Leahy, B. “An Exploration of Single Word Perception and Speech Perception in a Person with Congenital Aglossia”, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Jose, June, 2012

Kim, N. & Davis, B.”A Phonetic Analysis of Consonant Assimilation in Early Words”, International Child Phonology Conference, York, North Yorkshire, UK, June, 2011

Kim, N. & Davis, B. “Consonant Assimilation in Early Phonological Development”, SRCD Biennial Meeting, Poster Session, Denver, CO, April, 2009

Kim, N., Davis, B., & Bedore, L. “Influences of Production Constraints and Input on Early Word Acquisition”, SRCD Biennial Meeting, Poster Session, Boston, MA, March 2007


Church Membership & Activities

East Sarang Community Church, Chino


Interests & Hobbies

Husband Jong-Wha Bai, children Michael and Daniel
Enjoy spending time with family


Personal Philosophy

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.