Serena Kim, PhD

Scholar in Residence

Dr. Serena Kim

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Primary Phone: 303-315-0017

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Serena Kim is a scholar in residence in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and the director of Public Policy Analysis concentration and graduate certificate. Serena Kim’s research and teaching interests include renewable energy, data mining, machine learning, and public policy. Her recent research has focused on measuring public opinion on solar energy and the deployment of solar energy systems in the United States using deep learning frameworks. Her current project looks at the spatial disparities and social equity in solar energy deployment in Colorado. Her articles appear in academic journals, including Sustainability, Energy Policy, Policy Studies Journal, Urban Planning, Policy & Politics, and Journal of Environment & Development. She teaches Public Policy Analysis, Evidence-Based Decision-Making, Public Policy and Democracy, and Research and Analytic Methods. Her favorite part of her job is working with students, especially through the Data to Policy Project at the Auraria Library at CU Denver. 

Areas of Expertise

renewable energy policy, quantitative analysis, data mining for public policy

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Florida State University

Master of Public Administration
Seoul National University

Bachelor of Economics
Yonsei University

Bachelor of Public Administration
Yonsei University


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

Curriculum Vitae