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Northwest Missouri State University

Kyoung-Ho Shin

Kyoung-Ho Shin



2350 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1999



  • Ph.D. Sociology; Kansas State University, 1999

Courses Taught

  • General Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Race & Ethnic Issues
  • Research Methods in Social Science
  • Social Theory
  • Sociology of Health & Illness

Academic Interests

  • Globalization and Urban Development
  • Sociology of Education
  • Comparative Sociology

Scholarly Activity


  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho (ed.) 2016. Multicultural Education in Global Era: New Perspective and Practice in Contemporary Societies. New York: Nova Publisher. (forthcoming).

Referred Journal and Chapters

  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2014. “Korean entrepreneurs in Kansas City Metropolitan area: an immigrant community under ethnic local and global intersection” Journal of Enterprising Communities, 8(4): 287-299.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2014. “Global Interconnectedness and Multiculturalism in Undergraduate Sociology Courses in the USA,” International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(2): 210-227.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2014. “Global Multiculturalism in Undergraduate Sociology Course: An Analysis of Introductory Textbooks in the U.S.” Multicultural Education Review, 6(1): 79-101.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2013. “Urban Connectivity in Air Passenger Flows, 2002-2012: The Case of Seoul and Its Implications” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(18): 1-11.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2012. “The Rise of East Asia” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Edited by George Ritzer. pp.464-472. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho. 2011. “Teaching Globalization in Sociology Courses: Improving Awareness of Multiculturalism,” Multicultural Education Review, 3(2): 47-79.
  • Shi n, Kyoung-Ho. 2011. “A Theoretical View of the Globalizing Sex Industry: World-System Position, Local Patriarchy, and the State Policy in South Korea,” in Analyzing Gender, Intersectionality, and Multiple Inequalities.  Edited by E. Chow, M. Segal & T. Lin. pp.75-94. Emerald Publishing. UK. (Chapter).
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, Yang, J. & Carla Edwards, 2010. “Gender role identity among Korean and American college students: Links to gender and academic achievement,” Social  Behavior and Personality, 38(2): 267-272.

Presentations at National/International Conferences

  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho 2015 “Transnational cultural flow in digital era: Seoul’s connection through TV dramas, pop music and images,” WUN Understanding Global Digital Cultures Conference 2015, April 25-26. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho 2014 “Seoul’s Connectivity in Asian City System through Air Passenger Flows: Recent Changes and Implications” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Aug.16-19.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho 2013 “Global Multiculturalism in Undergraduate Sociology Course: Analyzing Introductory Textbooks in the US,” 2013 Korea Association of Multicultural Education International Conference. Seoul, Hanyang University. May 9-11.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho 2011 "Violence in Rapid Urban Redevelopment: Tragic Yongsan New Town in Seoul" Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Aug. 23. 
  • Boenner, H. , Mosby, B. and K. Shin,  2011 "Immigrant Community under Global Clout: Korean Business Neighborhood in Kansas City" Annual Meeting of Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO March 27.
  • Shin, Kyoung-Ho, 2010. "Generative Sectors in the Rising East Asia and the Restructuring World Economy: The Steel and Shipbuilding Industries of South Korea and China" (presented for XVII International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17).

Student Group Advisement

  • Advisor, Korean Student Association
  • Advising Undergraduate Research
    • Bennet, Brandy 2015 “Beauty Supply Business of Korean immigrants in the Midwest Cities”
    • Reser, Blake 2015 “How the Power and Light District Became Part of Kansas City”.
    • Jung, S.H. 2015 “Industrialization of Ulsan City and Pollution in Taewha River, South Korea.”

Other Professional Experiences

Scholarly Editorial Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, The Multicultural Education Review, 2008 – present.
  • Reviewer (2015) for the Journal, Geoforum.        
  • Reviewer (2015) for the Journal, Multicultural Education Review
  • Reviewer (2013) for the journal, Psychological Reports.
  • Reviewer (2012) for, Journal of Family Issues.
  • Reviewer (2010) for the Journal, Cities.

Professional Organization Memberships     

  • International Sociology Association (ISA): RC 21 Urban and Community Sociology
  • American Sociological Association (ASA): Sections of Transnational Sociology, Urban & Community Development
  • Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)