The center’s own Mirae Kim is now the director of George Mason’s Master of Public Administration Program (MPA). Dr. Kim brings a wealth of experience to this new role! Before joining the Schar School, she was a faculty member at Georgia State University and taught at the University of Missouri. Currently, Dr. Kim also serves as a board member at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and is a visiting scholar at the Independent Sector.
Dr. Kim will be leading a highly-ranked and influential program. The MPA program at George Mason recognizes that sound leadership and management are vital to organizational and governmental effectiveness, and ensures students have the skills to take on senior-level positions in organizations that implement and manage public policies. Through the program, students are provided with a comprehensive understanding of how leadership, management, policy, and politics intersect, along with the tools to enhance communication, budgeting, and analytic skills. It is one of the largest MPA programs in the country and thousands of Schar School alumni are currently working in various roles in local, state, and national government, nonprofit management, and many other careers.