James S. Kim is Associate Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Kim leads the Project for Scaling Effective Literacy Reforms, a research-based collaborative initiative to identify and scale adaptive solutions for improving children's literacy learning opportunities and outcomes. He is an expert in conducting randomized field trials to evaluate, improve, and scale evidence-based literacy reforms.

He is the principal investigator of an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) validation study to evaluate READS for Summer Learning, a low-cost and large-scale summer reading intervention for improving reading comprehension outcomes in high-poverty elementary schools.

He has also led experimental studies of several widely used teacher professional development interventions for improving reading and writing outcomes in the elementary and secondary grades.