Joyce Shim

Joyce Shim

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR, DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Location: Chicago, IL

Member Since: 2021

Joyce Shim is the Director at Dominican University’s School of Social Work where she is also a tenured, full Professor. As a director, she oversees the school’s operation, budget, curriculum, personnel as well as its strategic planning and accreditation. As faculty, she teaches graduate courses such as Global Family Policy, Social Work Research Method, Program Evaluation, and Race and Ethnicity in the US Social Policy, among others. Previously, Joyce taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College and worked for organizations including the UN, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, and Legal Aid Society. As a researcher, she focuses on global social work, family and health policy, poverty and inequality, and global education and leadership. A Fulbright Specialist, Joyce’s articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Work in Public Health, and Journal of Family Issues. She holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers-New Brunswick with a minor in Spanish Literature and earned her dual Masters in Social Work and International Affairs and Ph.D. in Social Work at Columbia University.