H. Sook Wilkinson

H. Sook Wilkinson

H. Sook Wilkinson

Appointed February 13, 2009 by Governor Jennifer Granholm for a term that will expire December 31, 2016.

Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, and community leader who has devoted more than 30 years of her life to improving the lives of others.  She served as the Chairperson of the Michigan Governor’s Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.  Currently, she serves on the Global Detroit board working to revitalize the economy in SE Michigan.  She was appointed to the board of Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum in 2014.

Dr. Wilkinson is an expert in the field of international adoption. As both a clinical psychologist and volunteer, she has helped adoptees to develop healthy identities and find their voices. She authored the book "Birth is More Than Once: The Inner World of Adopted Korean Children" (Third printing, 2007) and co-edited "After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees” (2002).  Her third book, “Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest” is published by Wayne State University Press in 2015.

She worked at William Beaumont Hospital in their Center for Human Development and in private practice as a licensed psychologist .

She is passionate about higher education and champions the causes of NMU locally, nationally, and internationally.