Jihye Kwon

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Associate Director for Survey Research

Research Concentration

  • Higher Education


Ph. D., Higher Education, Indiana University

M.A., Educational Administration, Chung Ang University

B.A. Education, Chung Ang University


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology • Survey Research • Institutional Research • Finance in Higher Education
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Jihye Kwon, Ph. D. is an Associate Director for Survey Research at the USC Race and Equity Center where she develops The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) which are quantitative surveys on campus racial climate on student, staff, and faculty administered annually at colleges and universities across the United States. She has been leading the developments of faculty survey as well as surveys for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Dr. Kwon also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Rossier School of Education, where she teaches quantitative and qualitative research methods in the Organizational Change and Leadership (OCL) program, as well as fiscal supports in higher education in the Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on race and equity issues, survey research, institutional research, and financial issues in higher education. She has published in Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Educational Research, Journal of Student Financial Aid, and Association for Institutional Research Professional File Series.

Prior to Joining USC. Dr. Kwon worked as an Analyst for Co-curricular Assessment and Research at Northern Kentucky University. In this role, she provided methodological consultations to university leaders as well as conducted various assessment for the division of student affairs.

Courses Taught

EDUC 536 Inquiry Methods II

EDUC 652 Inquiry Methods III

EDUC 689 Fiscal Support and Expenditure in Higher Education