Kim Dancy is the Research Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, where she manages projects and conducts research for the policy research team. Kim’s work focuses on improving college access, affordability and success, particularly for traditionally underserved students. In addition, Kim works to make higher education data more accurate, complete, and actionable for states, institutions, and federal policymakers.
Prior to joining IHEP, Kim was a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She worked with the Higher Education Initiative, where she conducted original research and data analysis on higher education issues. Prior to joining New America, Kim worked for the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, where her work focused on the use of competency-based education in career and technical fields, as well as the alignment of educational programs with labor market needs.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University. She is a currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.