Sanga Kim

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Sanga Kim
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Education Research and Policy Studies (CERPS)

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Center for Education Research and Policy Studies (CERPS), which resides in the College of Education. She co-leads the Data Management Team of Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), one of only five of NSF’s inaugural INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discovers in Engineering and Science) Alliances.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 and quantitative methods to study educational equity and racial diversity in higher education, focusing on the experiences and persistence of women, underrepresented minority, and first-generation college students in STEM fields. Her current research focuses on the higher education experiences and trajectories of Latinx 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, Journal of College Student Development, and Teachers College Record.


  1. Educational equity and social justice
  2. Racial diversity in higher education
  3. Underrepresented minority students in STEM fields
  4. Sociology of Education,