Mirae Kim is an associate professor of Nonprofit Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Before joining the Schar School, Kim was a faculty member of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University from 2017 to 2020, and before that she taught at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Kim earned her PhD in 2014 from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Before moving to the United States, Kim earned her bachelor's degree in English literature from Seoul National University in South Korea and was an exchange student for over a year at Auckland University in New Zealand.
Kim has also been leading the “Nonprofit Organization Research Panel” project. She created the NOR Panel project in order to provide valuable information for nonprofit practitioners while producing much needed data for researchers in the nonprofit community. During her doctoral studies at Rutgers, Kim served as a managing editor of the Civic Engagement Magazine that seeks to facilitate discourse about public service – and broaden interest in the field. Kim was also a member of the Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellows Program. Currently, Kim serves as an associate editor on the editorial board of the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (JPNA). She also served the International Review of Public Administration (IRPA) as an associate editor.