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Kim Glassman

Research Director

Pronouns: She/Her


  • M.Ed. in Adult and Organizational Development: Temple University
  • M.S.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies: Temple University
Kim Glassman

About Kim Glassman

Kim Glassman leads RFA’s portfolio to develop equitable education systems, leveraging her experiences as a researcher and consultant in evaluation and strategy. She brings expertise in systems thinking, emphasizing how culturally responsive and community-led approaches can lead to innovations that address complex inequities. She supports RFA inside and out to encourage learning, reflection, and action.

Prior to joining RFA, Kim consulted for 15 years with nonprofits, philanthropy, and governments to design and measure effective strategies and translate learning into action. She recently served as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Equal Measure. There, she led projects, cultivated strong partnerships, and enabled cross-project learning. She enhanced skills across the organization in consulting, facilitation, and values-aligned business development. Earlier in her career, Kim worked at the William Penn Foundation, where she introduced theories of change and managed strategic evaluations. Kim began her career as a justice-oriented, applied researcher in early childhood education, mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and homelessness initiatives.

  • A fun fact about me...

    I used to be a dorm “mom” for 70 teenage boys.

  • Currently bingewatching...

    Love on the Spectrum, Abbott Elementary, and Broad City

  • I’m a real nerd about...

    Libraries and bookstores. I visit local libraries whenever I travel to find some peace, culture, and a good read.

Key Projects by Kim Glassman

Reimagining College Admissions

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