Mirae Kim is currently an assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. She came to the university in the fall 2014 semester after earning her doctorate in public administration from Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her research interests include nonprofit financial management, the role of nonprofits in civil society, nonprofit arts management, and public-nonprofit partnerships. She is particularly interested in understanding how 501c3 nonprofit organizations balance their service and civic functions. Her articles have appeared in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. During her doctoral years, she worked 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 2014 Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellows Program under the direction of Dr. Peter Frumkin. Please feel free to contact her via an email ( or, should you have any question about her research.



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"Why Do Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations Offer Free Public Access?" has been published in Public Administration Review.


I presented my paper with Cleopatra Charles "Current Practices of Performance Management Systems and Challenges in Human Service Nonprofits" at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference in Altana, GA.


My paper co-authored with Sheela Pandey and Sanjay K. Pandey "Why Do Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations Offer Free Public Access?" has been accepted for publication in Public Administration Review.We look forward to seeing this paper online in Early View and in print in near future .


I gave a talk about my recent resaerch project entitled "Perceived and Actual Financial Standing of Nonprofit Organizations: The Influence of Discrepancy on Nonprofit Financial Vulnerability" at the upcoming TSPA seminar.


Mirae Kim, “Characteristics of Civically Engaged Nonprofit Arts Organizations: The Results of a National Survey” appeared in the latest issue of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (initially published as an online advance version on May, 2016).


Sheela Pandey, Mirae Kim, and Sanjay K. Pandey, “Do Mission Statements Matter for Nonprofit Performance? : Insights from a Study of US Performing Arts Organizations” is now published in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership as an online advance version.

*** Last Update: April 5, 2017