Dean, School of Engineering, Science, and Technology
Dr. Ju Kim joined Central Connecticut State University in August 2019 after four years in a leadership position at the University of Houston—Clear Lake (UHCL).
During his tenure at UHCL, he served as associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering for two years and the interim dean for another two years. In that position, he was responsible for six academic departments, 91 faculty, and more than 2,200 students. He worked with faculty to develop new programs, maintain clear communication channels, and conduct a broad-based strategic planning process. Also in collaboration with the faculty, he implemented new recruitment strategies and raised more than $1 million for labs, research, and scholarships.
Prior to UHCL, Dr. Kim served 19 years on the University of North Dakota faculty. As a tenured Professor of Physics, Dr. Kim served as chair of the Department of Physics and Astrophysics from 2011-15.
Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Chicago and his B.A. in Physics and Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego (Revelle College). His research has focused on superconductivity. He has worked closely with students on research, advisement, and doctoral thesis projects and has published multiple texts and research papers.
His work has earned him academic awards from both the University of North Dakota and the University of Chicago.
Nicolaus Copernicus Hall 22407