Sanga Kim

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Sanga Kim
Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science

Dr.Kim is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (A National INCLUDES Alliance). She earned her doctorate in Education from the University of Iowa.
During her time as a graduate student, Dr. Kim was awarded both the William Duffy Schools, Culture, and Society Doctoral Fellowship and the 2017-2018 Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship.
Her research uses sociological perspectives to study educational equity and racial diversity in higher education, focusing on the experiences and persistence of women and underrepresented minority students. More specifically, using quantitative methods, she studies the impact of educational practices and co-curricular learning experiences on college student outcomes in STEM fields. Her current research focuses on the higher education experiences and trajectories of Latinx and first-generation college students in STEM fields. She has published and co-authored several articles published in the following journals: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Teachers College Record.


  1. Educational equity
  2. Racial diversity in higher education
  3. First-generation college students
  4. Underrepresented minority students in STEM fields
  5. Conditional effects of college experiences
  6. Sociology of Education
  7. Higher Education