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About Meekyung Han

Meekyung Han (M.S.W., Ph.D.) is a Professor in the School of Social Work at San Jose State University. Dr. Han's primary research activities have been devoted to enhancing equity and understanding diversity among understudied and underserved populations in the mental health field. She received the Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award in 2008, acknowledging her contribution in understanding a multiplicity of mental health issues with various cultural groups and her scholarly productivity through publishing widely in leading social work and psychology journals. She also received numerous internal and external research grants. Currently Dr. Han (PI), together with her colleague from the SSW, is working on the Silberman Fund Faculty Grant to conduct a study entitled “Vicarious trauma and its impact on well-being among family caregivers of person with mental illness: A Comparative Exploration of self-care practices among Asians and Caucasians”. Further, she works as an affiliated researcher on the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) project which is led by Dr. Alice Hines, CASA, and funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Positions

2016 Present Professor, School of Social Work, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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20112016 Associate Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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20052011 Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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20042005 Adjunct Faculty Member, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • May 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Professor Award, San Jose State University (SJSU)
  • May 2008 College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) Faculty Award, SJSU
  • May 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-2004 Recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001-2003 Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1997-1998 Dean’s Scholarship, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis

Courses

  • SCWK 110: Foundation of Generalist Social Work Practice
  • SCWK 111: Generalist Social Work Practice I
  • SCWK 112: Generalist Social Work Practice II
  • SCWK 141: Field Practicum Seminar I
  • SCWK 142: Field Practicum Seminar II
  • SCWK 240: Research Method and Design I
  • SCWK 242: Research Method and Design II
  • SCWK 298 I & II: Special Study

Education

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December 2004 PhD, University of California - Berkeley ‐ School of Social Welfare
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August 1998 M.S.W., Washington University in Saint Louis ‐ George Warren Brown School of Social Work
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February 1995 B.A., Chung-Ang University ‐ Department of Social Welfare
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February 1993 BS, Hallym University ‐ Department of Chemistry
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Contact Information

Telephone: (408) 924-5825
Email: meekyung.han@sjsu.edu


Works in Progress (3)

Articles (32)