Is a proud alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University where he received his BA in English and an MA in English and Afro-American Literature with a minor in African American History. After serving as visiting professor at Elizabeth City State University, Kim went on to Louisiana State University where he earned his PhD in English with a minor in History. Kim remained in South Louisiana for nineteen years, holding faculty positions at LSU, Baton Rouge Community College, and Southern University, teaching a litany of English courses from Freshman Composition to Shakespeare.
In 2005, Kim began his transition from faculty to administration by taking on roles in faculty development and academic program review at Southern University. Later, Kim redefined the offices into the Academy of Assessment, Learning, and Outcomes. During his tenure at SU, Kim wore many hats and served in several administrative posts to include assessment officer, institutional effectiveness director, Quality Enhancement Plan director and author of Southern’s 2010 QEP, and Title III Director. During this busy period, Kim continued to teach in the classroom when the opportunity arose.
Kim is a US Army veteran and has life memberships in Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Inc. and the College Language Association. In 2015, Kim returned to North Carolina A&T to serve as the Director of Title III Programs.
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment. I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth. Thousand unknown plants are noticed by me. When I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless.