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 two randomized control trial studies, Evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Curriculum and Professional Development Model for Kindergarten Readiness and Examining the Impact, Implementation, and Cost Effectiveness of Completion Coaching in a Statewide College Promise Program. 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’s School of Education in Oregon. He received his MPA and Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University. His research focuses on the evaluation of educational interventions in the primary, secondary and postsecondary settings, the   measurement of fidelity of implementation of education programs, and the relationships between fidelity of implementation and program outcomes.