Policy analysis, experiential learning, community development, international development
Grace Bahng is a Professor (Teaching) in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Bahng was previously a Professor at Azusa Pacific University teaching about global issues, international development, humanitarian emergencies, and community development for 10 years. She specialized in experiential learning in public affairs education and directed two non-profit internship programs. She has also worked as a consultant working on a variety of projects, including with First 5 LA and World Vision International in program evaluation. In addition to her MPP and PhD in public policy, Bahng also has a B.S. in Computer Science from MIT and received the Henry Reining, Jr. Dissertation Award in Public Administration from USC for her research on microfinance provision for caregivers of vulnerable children in Ethiopia. She has worked in and with a variety of organizations throughout her career, including technology start-ups, urban youth organizations, community development organizations, microfinance institutions, local churches, and research institutions throughout her career. Her primary interests are policy analysis, global policy, experiential learning, and public ethics.
B.S. in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MPP from USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Development from USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary