MATTHEW KIM, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Matt has been a member of the UK Psychology faculty since 2020. His research examines the nature and development of executive functions and motivation in early childhood through adolescence—with a special focus on school transitions—and how these cognitive processes relate to the student success of diverse learners.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing chess (poorly), watching University of Michigan sports (Go Blue!) and Formula 1 auto racing, and eating thin-crust New York style pizza. He lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.
Matt is recruiting PhD students to begin in Fall 2021! Learn more about the graduate program at UK here—applications are due December 1.
This could be you!
FUTURE PhD STUDENT
Interested in getting involved in research for UK course credit or on a volunteer basis? The Developing Minds Lab might be a great fit for you—submit your application here!
Chellam Antony is a psychology major, and she is a part of the Psychology Scholars Program. She hopes to get her Ph.D and be involved with developmental therapy or family counseling. On campus, Chellam is involved with Greek life, Leadership Developmental Program, and Junior Panhellenic.
Claire Braun is a psychology major in the Psychology Scholars program. She loves working with kids and is very interested in researching how our minds develop. After she graduates she is going to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Tabetha Hurst is a Social Work major working towards obtaining an LCSW. She enjoys working with children and wants to further her knowledge in child development. After graduating she wants to pursue a clinical career with adolescents.