Robert (Bob) Kim

Institute Fellow

Robert (Bob) Kim is a civil rights attorney and a leading expert and consultant on education law and policy in the U.S. He served as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration, leading the Office for Civil Rights. He was previously the William T. Grant Distinguished Fellow at Rutgers University, where he conducted research on the use of evidence about school finance and education equity in U.S. public schools.

Kim is the co-author of Education and the Law, 5th Ed., and Legal Issues in Education: Rights and Responsibilities in U.S. Public Schools Today. He also wrote Let’s Get Real: Lessons and Activities to Address Name-calling & Bullying and has advised educators on civil rights and school climate issues in public schools.

Kim will provide expertise and strategic insight into the AIR Equity Initiative’s work around educational equity.

Robert Kim

J.D., Boston College; B.A., Williams College