Tia Kim, PhD

Vice President of Education, Research, and Impact

Dr. Tia Kim is a developmental psychologist, a parent-child relationship expert, and a mom of two. She believes in a strong family foundation, open lines of communication, and the critical role that parent-child relationships play in healthy child development and well-being.

With her experience as a parent, education research scientist, and psychologist, Dr. Kim aims to provide families with simple, research-based tips and insights to help them conquer the winter blues and work through pandemic-induced feelings of stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and more.

Dr. Kim began her career in academia but later decided she wanted to see her research in action helping children and youth. Today, she leads Committee for Children’s team of research scientists to develop and evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and impact of the organization’s social-emotional learning programs and family engagement work, including this year’s mental health campaign, A Psychologist’s Guide to Winter Well-Being.

Dr. Kim received her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and completed three years of post-doctoral training at the National Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. Before joining Committee for Children, she served as an assistant professor in human development and family studies at Penn State Brandywine.

Specialty Areas

  • Healthy parent-child relationships
  • Children’s growth and development
  • Family education and engagement
  • Raising culturally competent children