Dae Y. Kim

Chief Statistician




B.A. in Public Administration: Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)
M.P.A. in Public Finance: New York University
M.A. in Philosophy: New York University
Ph.D. in Public Administration: New York University


As a member of the quantitative research team, Dae leads and participates on a variety of projects, including RFA’s evaluation of Project LIFT and the Extended Leaning Opportunity (ELO) evaluation in New Hampshire. Prior to joining RFA, Dae was a senior researcher in the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago, where he led STEM-focused research studies and evaluation projects funded by NSF and the US Department of Education. He also taught quantitative research methods and education finance courses at Portland State University‚Äôs School of Education in Oregon. He received his MPA and Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University. His research focuses on the measurement of teacher implementation of mathematics and science programs, the evaluation of teacher and school performance, and the relationships between teacher practice and student achievement.