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Kisun Nam

Kisun Nam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Social Work

Office: Mariposal Hall 5029

Phone: 916.278.7096



Professional Degree

Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008

MSSW, Univerisity of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

MA, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 2001

BA, Seoul National Univerisity, Republic of Korea, 1996



Nam, Kisun, Maria Cancian, & Daniel R. Meyer. 2009. "How Program Participants Learn Program Rules: Implications for Implementation and Evaluation." Social Service Review 83(1):53-78. Link

Meyer, Daniel R., Maria Cancian, & Kisun Nam. 2007. "Welfare and Child Support Program Knowledge Gaps Reduce Program Effectiveness." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26(3):575-97. Link

Bartfeld, Judi & Kisun Nam. 2007. "The Impact of Child Support on Food Security Among Low-Income Single-Mother Households." Report to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, December. Institute for Research on Poverty, Madison.


Research Interests

poverty; welfare, child support, and single-mother families; public assistance programs; food insecurity; program participants’ knowledge about the rules; public policy analysis; program evaluation



SWRK110 Statistics and Research for Social Workers (undergraduate)

SWRK111 Introduction to Research Methods and Program Evaluation (undergraduate)

SWRK210 Methods of Social Research (MSW)


Kisun Nam's CV


Last updated: September 11, 2014