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Jinhee Park

Jinhee Park, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator

Phone: 334-844-7620
Campus Mail: 2084 Haley Center, Auburn, AL, 36849
Office Location: 3010 Haley Center
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Academic Areas

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Counselor Education

Short Bio

Dr. Jinhee Park is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master program. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. Her research interests include (a) disability biases (implicit and explicit biases toward individuals with disabilities) among service providers and their impact on professional competency and working alliance with individuals with disabilities; (b) multicultural consideration in the rehabilitation counseling field; and (c) vocational rehabilitation and career development for transition-age youth and emerging adults with disabilities. Currently, she has been involved in various research projects as a leading investigator (PI) and a collaborative research partner (Co-PI), which include the psychometric validation of the online Disability Attitude Implicit Association Test (DA-IAT) and explicit disability attitude measures, racial and disability identity development and help-seeking among Asian Americans with disabilities, career development of emerging adults with disabilities, and cyberbullying victimization and its physical and psychosocial impact among college students.

Dr. Park is originally from South Korea and came to the U.S. to pursue her advanced education in rehabilitation counseling. After 11 years in Chicago, IL, and East Lansing, MI, she moved to Auburn to continue her journey as a counselor educator. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Kim, by cooking, watching movies, and traveling.

Professional & Educational Experience

  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, 2017, Michigan State University
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, 2010, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology, 2005, Daegu University
  • B.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology, 2003, Daegu University


Research Interests

  • Disability biases

  • Multicultural issues in rehabilitation counseling and education

  • Vocational rehabilitation and career development of transition youth and emerging adults with disabilities

  • Positive psychology in recovery and psychosocial adjustment for individuals with mental illness