Kim is perhaps best known for her work as a moderator of Socratic dialogues. As the Chief Executive Officer for Duke Corporate Education, and previously as a principal in Thompson Taylor Thompson Consulting, Kim has worked with a wide range of clients using the Socratic dialogue to facilitate discussions on topics that companies may have previously considered non-discussable: building a common culture post-merger, addressing diversity, leading in the midst of organizational change, and creating an environment that nurtures creativity. Kim also served as a moderator using the Socratic dialogue methodology on topics involving social policy and ethics, having facilitated numerous panels for the Public Broadcasting Service and others on subjects ranging from saving our cities to the media’s treatment of women.
Describing herself as “passionate about teaching,” Kim takes an interactive approach to learning in order to help participants bridge the gap between theory and practice. She has taught in numerous Duke CE programs since 2001, focusing on subjects such as translating and executing strategy, managing complex relationships, and leading in complex environments.
Kim is the Chief Executive Officer of Duke CE. Prior to assuming that role, she was the Regional Managing Director for the Northeast U.S. Kim joined Duke CE in July 2006 and assumed responsibility for launching the New York office, helping to grow Duke CE’s portfolio in the northeast US. Kim began her association with Duke CE in 2001 as part of the Global Learning Resource Network.
Immediately before joining Duke CE, Kim was Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law and prior to that appointment, served as an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she received repeated awards for excellence in teaching. She has also taught ethics at Georgetown and Yale. Before entering academia, Kim spent a decade working in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, holding various supervisory positions including director; she published several articles reflecting the ethical and ideological tensions that manifest, but are rarely examined critically, in the practice of indigent criminal defense.
Kim received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her A.B. from Brown University.