Michelle  Kim

Faculty, Economics

Prior to joining Mission College in 2012, Michelle taught in various institutions, including Alameda Unified School District, University of California, Irvine, and eventually Glendale Community College as a tenured professor of economics. However, her first love of teaching began when she taught mathematics to high school students as a fresh graduate out of college. Ever since then, she knew without a doubt that this is where she would dedicate her career and passion.


M.A. Economics, University of California, Irvine
B.A. Economics, University of California, Berkeley
B.A.Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught / Syllabi

Political Economy
International Economics

Fast Facts

Photography, travel, cafes, snowboarding, taekwondo, driving, good works, teaching, learning, friends and family.

Favorite Quotes

"Every moment is a learning experience."

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." - C. S. Lewis

"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless." - L.R. Knost



Michelle Kim

Michelle Kim
phone: 408-855-5046
email: michelle.kim@wvm.edu
office: GC-337F

Economics Department