Dae Y. Kim

Senior Research Associate




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


Dr. Dae Y. Kim joined RFA as a Senior Research Associate in 2015. 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 NSF and US Department of Education-funded research studies and evaluation projects with a STEM focus. He also taught quantitative research methods and education finance courses at Portland State University‚Äôs School of Education in Portland, 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.