Namhee Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSSLHA CBU Chapter Advisor

Office Phone: (951) 552-8725
Office Location: Health Science Campus F75
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 12-3; Tuesday 2-4

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 and Hearing Sciences
    Typical and Atypical Language Development
    Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children
    Language Disorders
    Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    Introduction to Communication Disorders
    SLPA 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 speech sound disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and linguistically/culturally diverse children

  • Teaching Experience

    Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology, California State University Long Beach, 2011-2012

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Kim, N. & Davis, B. L. (2015). A phonetic approach to consonant repetition in early words, Infant Behavior and Development, 40, 193-203.

    McMicken B., Vento-Wilson, M., Von Berg, S., Iskarous, K., Kim, N., Rogers, K., & Young, S. (2014). Semantic and phonemic listener confusions in a case of
    iosolated congenital aglossia, Communication Disorders Quarterly, 35 (2), 74-83.

    Kim, N. “The role of type and token frequency in consonant assimilation in child speech”. California Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Long Beach, CA, March, 2015

    Kim, N. & Davis, B. “Group patterns and individual variations in consonant assimilation and vowel context effects”. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, November, 2014.

    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

    McMicken, B., Von Berg, S., & Kim, N. “Cine Radiographic Studies of Articulatory Movement during speech a Person Born without a Tongue", CSULB research competition, Long Beach, CA, May, 2012.

    McMicken, B., Von Berg, S., & Kim, N. "Word Perception in a Case of Congenital Aglossia: Born without Tongue", CSULB research competition, Long Beach, CA, May, 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

  • Community Service & Involvement

    The Grove Community Church SOS program
    The ARC Events for Children with Special Needs

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Husband Jong-Wha Bai and 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.