Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • M.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • M.A. Philosophy, Biola University
  • M.A. Theology, Biola University
  • B.S. Physics, University of California Los Angeles


Before moving to Southern California, Bum Sang Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then earned three master’s degrees, one in Theology and one in Philosophy from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and recently in Psychology from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Kim’s passion for teaching and mentoring students has led to his interest in integrating his previous educational experiences to form a unique teaching style and content. Kim has been part of the Biola community since 2012 and has taught various courses in physics as an adjunct professor since 2016. He also recently began teaching graduate courses in psychology at Pepperdine University. Kim’s research interest is mainly in attachment-based teaching and learning, integrating psychology and teaching pedagogy to promote motivation and academic performance for students in higher education. He is also interested in the social and cultural impacts on students’ academic performances and overall life satisfaction, specifically for Christian college students in the STEM field. Due to his previous experiences of various types of intense suffering, Kim prioritizes mentoring and interacting with students with similar backgrounds or those experiencing seasons of suffering.


  1. Pepperdine University: Psi Chi Psychology International Honor Society. 2022.

  2. Pepperdine University: Joseph Chung Endowed Scholarship. 2021.

  3. Pepperdine University: Merit Scholarship. 2020.

  4. Biola University: Kappa Tau Epsilon Honors Society. 2016.


  1. Physics 1

  2. Physics 1 Lab

  3. Physics 2

  4. Physics 2 Lab

  5. General Physics 1 Lab

  6. General Physics 2 Lab

  7. Christianity and Natural Science

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