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Henry Kim

Henry Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

On Faculty since 2007
630.752.5226



Dr. Kim is passionate about Christ (The Person and Works), his family (the 4-H Club – Henry, Hee-Jung, Haerin, and Haenah), impacting his community (here, near, and far), and ascertaining patterns as a Christian sociologist. His lifelong interest is connecting aspects of complexity science and theology. Finally, “sociology without theology is powerless and that theology without sociology is blind."

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., Theological Studies/Historical Thought, 2010

Michigan State University
Ph.D., Sociology, Structural Inequality, 2003

Michigan State University
M.A., Sociology, 2001

Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
M.Div., Theology, 1998

Michigan State University
B.A., Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, 1994

  • Theology Studies
  • Sociological Theory
  • Racial & Ethnic Relations
  • Asians in America
  • Social Class and Inequality
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Asians in America
  • Racial & Ethnic Relations
  • Social Class and Inequality
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Religion

Ongoing research entails analyzing historical documents via subsets of complexity science. Of particular interest: social network analysis (and linear algebra), cellular automata, fractal geometry, and chaos.

Subprime Loans: A Reversal of Capital and a New Means of Inequality, Sociological Focus
Kim, Henry H., 2015

How the Model Minority Thesis Became a Transcendent Meaning, Christian Scholar's Review
Kim, Henry H., 2014

Bringing 19th Century Documents into the 21st Century Via Social Network Analysis, Journal for Sociological Integration of Religion and Society
Kim, Henry H., 2014

Horace N. Allen: Missions, Expansionism, Structural Holes, and Social Capital, Journal for the Sociological Integration of Religion and Society
Kim, Henry H., 2013

Asian Americans, Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health
Kim, Henry H., 2012