Professor Eugene Kim to Co-lead USF’s Teaching Excellence Efforts
Professor of Legal Writing Eugene Kim has been receiving awards for his innovative teaching methods since he joined USF a decade ago. Now, he’s sharing that passion for teaching with faculty across campus as co-director of USF’s Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence.
“Eugene brings not only deep dedication to teaching and learning, but also the will, energy, and capacity to innovate his teaching methods to enhance rigor and to support students’ demonstrated needs,” says Professor Rhonda Magee, a former co-director of the center. “He is an expert at developing and deploying methods that engage our students, keeping them excited about learning while demonstrating their development — and supporting their improvement — along the way. It’s truly exciting to know that Eugene will be in a position to support the broader USF teaching community in increasing and maintaining effective teaching across our disciplines.”
Kim will continue to teach at the School of Law while leading CTE’s efforts to build community among faculty, present opportunities for faculty to enrich their teaching, and use technology to enhance student learning.
“When you love what you do, you’re always striving to get better at it. During my time here at USF, CTE has provided me with invaluable support, training, resources, and faculty connections to help me become a more effective teacher,” said Kim. “It’s my privilege now to play a part in continuing CTE’s mission to benefit our faculty colleagues — and ultimately our students — both at the law school and across the university.”
After Kim earned his JD from USF, he was a litigation associate at Nixon Peabody and clerked for the Hon. Donna M. Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He began teaching legal writing at USF in 2009. He frequently presents on legal writing pedagogy and has been recognized for his innovations in the law school classroom. He received the USF Center for Instruction and Technology Full-Time Faculty Award for Innovation and USF Strategy Think Tank Incubator Award, and his video lectures on legal writing and analysis on YouTube have been viewed by law students, paralegal students, and legal instructors around the world.