Mirae Kim (@MiraeKim_npo) is an associate professor of Nonprofit Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Prior to joining George Mason, Mirae Kim was a faculty member (ternued in May, 2020) at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (Georgia State University) between 2017-2020. She was also a tenure track faculty member at Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs (University of Missouri) between 2014-2017. She earned her PhD in 2014 from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (advisor: Gregg G. Van Ryzin) and a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to the States, She earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Seoul National University in South Korea and spent over a year at Auckland University in New Zealand as an exchange student.

Her research interests include nonprofit financial management, the role of nonprofits in civil society, nonprofit arts management, cultural policy, and interorganizational partnerships. Her research has been widely published in the Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Most recently, her research has focused on how nonprofits respond to increasing racial and ethnic diversity; for instance, she is currently examining ethnic minority disadvantages in the nonprofit funding market as well as the prevalence of nonprofits serving mostly people of color and immigrants. For one of her articles, Kim was awarded the 2018 award for outstanding article in the NVSQ. In addition, she has been leading the “Nonprofit Organization Research Panel” project. Mirae Kim created theNORPanel project in order to provide valuable information for nonprofit practitioners while producing much needed data for the nonprofit research community.

During her doctoral years at Rutgers, she served as a managing editor of Civic Engagement Magazine that seeks to deepen the discourse about, and underscore our shared commitment to, public service. She was also a member of the Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellows Program under the direction of Dr. Peter Frumkin. Currently, she is serving 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.

Please feel free to contact her via an email ( or, should you have any question about her research. Note that her Missouri email is no longer available.

Twitter handle @MiraeKim_npo


Latest News

[NORP survey results featured in the CONVERSATION]

National survey shows that social service nonprofits are trying to help more people on smaller budgets as the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn unfold, a research brief written by myself and Dyana P. Mason.

[Joining the editorial board of Nonprofit Management & Leadership, effective January 1, 2020]

Joining the editorial board of Nonprofit Management & Leadership, effective January 1, 2020, another great honor! Appreciate the opportunity the nonprofit academic community.

[Elected to serve on the ARNOVA Board]

Elected to serve on the ARNOVA Board as Member-at-Large, what a great honor! Thanks for the opportunity.   

[Nonprofit Times Podcase Episode]

Mirae Kim was interviewed by Nonprofit Times on the podcast episode, "Too Many Nonprofits or Not + Nonprofit Collaboration?" on September 15, 2019.  

[Received the 2018 NVSQ Best Article Award]

Mirae Kim's single authored article has been selected as the co-winnder of this year's Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ). See the announcement here.

[New publication in the PPMR journal]

A new article "Common Source Bias, Key Informants, and Survey-Administrative Linked Data for Nonprofit Management Research" with Jamie Levine Daniel is published in the Public Performance and Management Review.

[New publication in the VOLUNTAS journal]

A new article "The Effects of Nonprofit Reputation on Charitable Giving: A Survey Experiment" with Shuyang Peng and Felix Deatis published in the Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

[New publication in the ROPPA journal]

A new article "Caught Between Volunteerism and Professionalism: Support by Nonprofit Leaders for the Donative Labor Hypothesis" with Étienne Charbonneau is published in the Review of Public Personnel Administration.

[New publication in the PPMR journal]

A new article "Challenges in the Use of Performance Data in Management: Results of a National Survey of Human Service Nonprofit Organizations" with Cleopatra Charles and Sarah Pettijohn is published in the Public Performance and Management Review.


*** Last Update: June, 2020