Kiljoong Kim

Senior Policy Analyst

Dr. Kiljoong Kim is a Senior Policy Analyst currently supporting the implementation of Title IV-E waiver projects in the District of Columbia, LA County, New York City, and Texas. He focuses on data analytics, visualization, evidence-based practice, and policies on child welfare. He is also conducting research and evaluation on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) through mindfulness curriculum in Illinois, New Hampshire, and Texas. His research interests include education (data-driven instructional strategy and SEL), ecology (impact of neighborhood and external conditions), organizational behavior (operational evaluation and strategy implementation), demography (population trends and census), and research methods (statistical techniques, GIS, survey methodology).

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Kim was Data Strategist for Chicago Public Schools, where he provided support in data analysis and policy implementation to administrators, teachers, parents, and community members. He was also Research Director and faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago, where he collaborated with nonprofit organizations and foundations on various urban issues, including housing, immigration, crime, and education, and collaborated with faculty members on publications. He has also served on advisory boards for various local organizations including Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Green Star Movement, Ingenuity, Inc., Korean American Research Institute, and Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

Kim holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with Concentration in Analysis & Research (CAR) Certificate, from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PhD in Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

MA in Sociology, DePaul University

BS in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kim, K. (2014, April). Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in educational practices: Spatial analysis for strategies and policy decisions. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Kim, K. (2013, April). Spatial impact of overty and academic growth. Presented at the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Inaugural Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, K., & Orum A. M. (2010, June). Exercising voice and agency: The civic engagement of recent American immigrants. Presented at the Conference on Immigration and Social Integration, Emek Hefer, Israel.

Kim, K., Garner, R., & Hancock, B. H. (2008, March). Segregation in Chicago: Some contemporary trends and implications. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO.

Kim, K. (2007, October). Housing purchase patterns in Chicago: An exploratory analysis using hierarchical linear modeling. Presented at the Illinois Political Science & Illinois Sociological Associations Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, K. (2007, April). Asian demographics. Presented at the Asian American Heritage Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, K. (2006, September). 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean Americans. Presented at the Korean American Coalition National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, K., & Hancock, B. H. (2006, August) Racial geography and racial movement in metropolitan Chicago: Rethinking models, methods, and mobility. Presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Kim, K. (2006, April). Case study in demographic structure in Chicago metropolitan area: Comparison between Mexican and Polish immigrants. Presented at the Midwest Sociology Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE.

Kim, K. (2008). Census. In R. Schaefer (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (pp. 249-251). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kim, K., & Clarke, J. (2008). Negro leagues. In R. Schaefer (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (pp. 973-976). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kim, K., & Diaz, C. (2008). National Association for Advancement of Colored People. In R. Schaefer (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (pp. 931-932). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kim, K., & Diaz, C. (2008). Urban League. In R. Schaefer (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (pp. 940-941). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kim, K., & Oberlin, C. (2008). Racial formation. In R. Schaefer (Ed.), The Encyclope