Dr. Min Kim is the Interim Department Chair of Government and Sociology at Georgia College. During his tenure at Georgia College, Dr. Kim served as MPA graduate program coordinator since 2013. His career includes a PhD from Arizona State University, with academic appointment at Southern University at Baton Rouge. At Georgia College, he has served the department, the college, and the university in a variety roles including faculty search committee member, pre-tenure review committee member, Pi Alpha Alpha chapter faculty advisor, graduate C&I committee member, senator, graduate council member, comprehensive program review committee member, and program/department excellence award committee member.
As the MPA coordinator, he was tasked with advising and recruiting students, coordinating and assessing Graduate Assistant assignments, coordinating course schedules, calling and organizing the MPA meetings, generating reports, coordinating co-curricular programming, and maintaining effective progress for NASPAA accreditation. Under his leadership, the MPA program developed online core curriculum in 2013 and offered the online MPA degree in the Fall 2015 with the curriculum revision. In 2016 the program was accredited by the NASPAA for a period of seven years. Kim’s research focuses on local government budgeting and finance, health policy and program evaluation. He is co-author of Georgia’s State of the State Poll, an annual, statewide survey that focuses on resident attitudes and perceptions on socioeconomic and political issues. His research articles have appeared in such diverse journals as Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, and Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems.