Moonhawk Kim

Moonhawk Kim

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Moonhawk Kim is the director of research practice partnerships and community engagement at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education. He is building up infrastructure for practitioners at Oakland Unified School District and researchers and staff at UC Berkeley to engage in productive collaborative partnership projects to improve educational outcomes. Prior to his current role, Moonhawk was supervisor of analytics at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), where he used social science to improve education for the nearly 60,000 children enrolled in the school district.

Moonhawk also teaches introductory quantitative analysis, data bootcamp, and data visualization at the University of San Francisco. Prior to his time at SFUSD, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and published widely in academic journals on the political economy of global trade. Moonhawk, a native Californian, earned his PhD from Stanford University and BA from University of California at Berkeley.


  • Stanford University, MA, PhD, 2005
  • UC Berkeley, BA in Economics and Political Science, 1999

Prior Experience

  • Director of Research Practice Partnerships and Community Engagement, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, 2019 - current
  • Supervisor of Analytics, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), 2017 - 2019
  • Educational Policy Analyst, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, 2007 - 2016

Selected Publications