Jeannie G. Kim, PhD

Jeannie G. Kim, PhD

A cultural anthropologist with degrees from UCLA and California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Jeannie Kim is a keen observer of socio-cultural ecology both ideological and human, particularly in the nexus between education and technology. She currently serves as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Strategic Planning at Riverside Community College District.

Dr. Kim’s 30+ years of experience as a leader and change agent in private and public institutions (UC, CSU, and CC) of higher education fuels her insights into how best to create communities of innovation within bureaucratic structures. Her curiosity regarding these areas led to her doctoral research at Claremont Graduate University, examining networks of change and the influence of leadership in creating cultures of innovation.

Dr. Kim is a global keynote speaker and trainer on higher education, leadership and innovative practices. She has given talks in Russia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea and throughout the U.S. Dr. Kim's career activities have influenced state and federal educational policies in the U.S. at all levels of education. She served as an organizational advisor to the Stanford Research Institute’s think tank, Innovation for Jobs (i4j) and as product advisor to GainX Global, Inc., an innovation strategy management company featured in Forbes, Inc. and Finovate.

Dr. Kim has a proven track record in succession planning, establishing organizational infrastructure, facilitating culture shifts, evaluation and monitoring systems, as well as institutional and program operations. She is an expert in: strategic partnership and collaboration development; grant writing; program development & evaluation; research development; and High Impact Practices - learning communities, undergraduate research, internships and service-learning.