Associate Professor; Director, Master of Public Administration Program
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 549
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Mirae Kim is an associate professor of Nonprofit Studies and MPA program director at the Schar School of Policy and Government. Before joining the Schar School, Kim was a faculty member of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University from 2017 to 2020, and before that she taught at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Kim earned her PhD in 2014 from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Kim earned her bachelor's degree in English literature from Seoul National University in South Korea and was an exchange student for over a year at Auckland University in New Zealand. Finally, Kim was a member of the Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellows Program led by Dr. Peter Frumkin.
Currently, Kim serves as a co-editor of the Nonprofit Policy Forum. Also she is a board member at the the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and visiting scholar at the Independent Sector. Kim is currently part of the research team that builds the Nonprofit Panel Data Platform, which is funded by the National Science Foundation in order to improve how we collect data about nonprofit organizations. Also, Kim has been also leading the “Nonprofit Organization Research Panel” project since 2015, which she created to provide valuable information for nonprofit practitioners while producing much needed data for researchers in the nonprofit community. This initiative was inspired by her previous role as a managing editor of the Civic Engagement magazine that seeks to facilitate discourse about public service – and broaden interest in the field.
Areas of Research
- Nonprofit Financial Management
- Nonprofits in Civil Society
- Nonprofit Arts Management and Cultural Policy
- Interorganizational Partnerships
- Immigrant Nonprofits and BIPOC Organizations