Office of Policy Analysis & Research
Heather Kim joined the University of Wisconsin System in 2010 with more than 20 years of experience in higher education research and administration. As Associate Vice President for Policy Analysis and Research, she provides leadership and analytic expertise on policy issues to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, UW System Administration, and UW System institutions. Heather's areas of expertise and professional interests include educational policy analysis, student access and success in higher education, integrated planning, research methodology, applied statistics, and survey methodology.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin System, Heather was Director of Institutional Research at Dartmouth College. In addition to leading the Office of Institutional Research, Heather also coordinated the institution's reaccreditation efforts as Accreditation Liaison Officer to The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), served as Dartmouth's Assembly Representative to the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), and was a member of the President's Executive Council. Heather has worked in a wide variety of higher education settings, including Yale, Cornell, and Sacred Heart Universities. In addition, she has taught Statistics and Research Design & Analysis courses in higher education.
Heather has served on the proposal review, best paper award, technology review, conference planning, and survey advisory committees for a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), Ivy League Institutional Research Group, and COFHE. In addition, she has served as an external evaluator of institutional research function in higher education.
Heather is the author of numerous policy reports and research publications on significant issues in American higher education, including access, diversity, and educational attainment. Heather is the recipient of awards and honors, including the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi , Who's Who in America , Who's Who of American Women , and Who's Who in the World .
Heather earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Policy, with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Educational Policy Research Division at the Educational Testing Service (ETS).