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Bibiana D. Koh

Bibiana D. Koh


  • University of Minnesota, PhD, Family Social Science, 2012
  • Smith College, MSW, Social Work, 2000
  • School for International Training, MA, TESOL, 1995
  • Columbia University, MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, 1990


Dr. Koh joined the School of Social Work at Salisbury University as an Associate Professor in Fall 2021. She was previously at Augsburg University (Minneapolis, Minnesota) for nine years, where she held a three-year university appointment (2018-2021) as the Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics. Her work in this role focused on (a) examining the intersections of ethnicity, culture, and ethics and, (b) extending applied ethics conversations to non-Eurocentric ethical approaches including Buddhist, Neo-Confucian, and Hmong Shaman ethics. She is a member of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. Dr. Koh is also part of the leadership team for Lower Shore Alliance for Prison Education (LSAPE).

Dr. Koh has clinical experience in multiple settings including schools, community and hospital-based clinics, group homes and shelters, and private practice. She has lived and taught overseas in China, Korea, Morocco, and Laos. She has also been part of team-led heritage tours to Korea, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan with transnational/intercountry adoptive families.