Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content


Young KimProf. Kim at Pompeii

Associate Professor, History and Classics
Chair, Classics

Office: Hiemenga Hall 365
(Note: Prof. Kim's office is located in the Classics department)

Weekly Schedule
(Portal login required)

Educational background

B.A., major in History, minors in Greek and Latin, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Latin, University of Michigan,
Ph.D., History, University of Michigan

Research and professional interests

Prof. Kim is interested in all things related to the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the history of Late Antiquity and Patristic studies. His current research focuses on the history of Cyprus.

Prof. Kim teaches Latin and Greek regularly in the Classics department and is currently serving as Chair of that department. He has also taught church history at Calvin Seminary.

Recent activities

Prof. Kim has recently completed two book projects. The first is an introduction to and translation of Epiphanius' Ancoratus, a treatise defending the Trinity. The book is part of the Fathers of the Church series, and was published by the Catholic University of America Press in April 2014. The second book is a monograph study on the life and work of Epiphanius, and Prof. Kim spent the 2012-2013 academic year living in Nicosia, Cyprus as a Fulbright scholar to complete this project. It is forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press.

Prof. Kim has been awarded a Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute/Council of American Overseas Research Centers Research Fellowship, and he will conduct research this summer for his next book project, tentatively titled Cyprus in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium.

Life outside of Calvin College

Young Kim loves spending time with his wife and two sons.

Other information

See a partial list of Young Kim's publications.

Read Young Kim's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.