Serena Kim, PhD

Scholar in Residence

Dr. Serena Kim

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Primary Phone: 303-315-0017

Office Hours: By appointment



Serena Kim is a scholar in residence in the School of Public Affairs and the director of Public Policy Analysis concentration and graduate certificate. She is also a Research Associate in the College of Engineering, Design, and Computing at the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches Research and Analytic Methods, Evidence-Based Decision-Making, and Public Policy Analysis at the School of Public Affairs. Her research lies at the intersection of energy policy, data science, and institutional analysis. Her work has appeared in Energy Policy, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Policy Studies Journal, Policy & Politics, and Journal of Environment & Development, among other peer-reviewed journals. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, ScienceDaily, and other media outlets. Serena has a PhD in Public Administration from Florida State University and is currently working toward an MS in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

Areas of Expertise

energy policy, quantitative analysis, machine learning for policy analysis

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Florida State University


Integrated Infrastructure Solutions for Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities
Sustainable Healthy Cities Network

Curriculum Vitae