Office of Policy Analysis & Research
Dr. Heather Kim joined the University of Wisconsin System in 2010 with 20 years of experience in higher education research and administration. As Associate Vice President for Policy Analysis and Research and a member of the President’s Cabinet, 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. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise and professional interests include educational policy analysis, student access and success in higher education, integrated planning, quantitative research methodology, applied statistics, and survey research and methodology.
Previously, Dr. Kim was Director of Institutional Research at Dartmouth College, where she 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.
Dr. Kim has served on committees for a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Ivy League Institutional Research Group, North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), and COFHE. She has authored a number of policy reports and research publications on significant issues in American higher education, including access, diversity, and educational attainment. She has served as an external evaluator for the decennial reaccreditation of higher education institutions and has received professional recognition and awards on a number of occasions. She serves on the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Board and the Advisory Committee to the National Association of System Heads (NASH) Study of System Roles in Institutional Research, funded by the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation.
Dr. Kim 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). She completed the Harvard Institute of Educational Management (IEM).