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Biography

Biography


Jungwon Yeo is an assistant professor of Public Administration and Emergency Management & Homeland Security at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Yeo received her doctorate in public and international affairs with a specialization in public administration and public policy from the University of Pittsburgh. She has published in high-impact international and national peer-reviewed journals in her research field, such as the American Review of Public Administration, and Risk Analysis, and authored multiple invited book chapters. Dr. Yeo is actively involved in the American Society for Public Administration, serving as an elected board member of Section on International and Comparative Administration (2021-2024) and Section on Emergency and Crisis Management (2017-2023), and has served as an editorial board for multiple international journals, including Natural Hazards Review as an associate editor. Dr. Yeo has won multiple awards and recognitions. In 2021, she won both the UCF Research Incentive Award and UCF Teaching Incentive Program Awards, as a single tenure-track assistant professor among six awardees in the College of Community Innovation and Education for both awards. She joined UCF in 2016.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Administration
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Migration

Education

Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Research


My research evolves around timely and critical public and international affairs issues. Particularly, my research interests are rooted in organizational behavior and collective action across diverse sectors for sustainable governance of (1) emergency and crisis, (2) migration, and (3) border issues. My work not only generates ideas that assist in alleviating the devastations of disastrous events and issues but also suggests sustainable policy implications or practical solutions to wicked problems in public and nonprofit practice. I have expertise in multiple analytic methods, including network analysis, decision analysis, rapid ethnographic analysis, and big data analysis, in addition to traditional statistical methods and qualitative analysis. The wide range of my methodological expertise supports analyses of complex problems as well as interdisciplinary research. My research expertise and impact have been evidenced by records of publications, awards, grant records, invited lectures, and keynotes.

Research Interests

Research Contexts, Areas & Methods

  • Contexts: Policy and management issues emerge/evolve around public/global affairs
    (e.g. emergency and crisis, migration, & border management)
  • Areas: Behavior, communication, decision making & learning for collective/collaborative problem solving
  • Methods: Network analysis, statistical analysis, bigdata analysis, decision analysis, & qualitative analysis

Service


Journal editor

  • 2021-current Co-Guest editor, Special issue on Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Public Integrity
  • 2019-current Associate editor, Informatization Policy, National Information Society Agency, S. Korea
  • 2018-current Associate editor, Natural Hazards Review (Social and Behavioral Science)
  • 2017-current Editorial board, Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia

National conference section chair/ executive board member

  • 2021-2022 Riggs Symposium committee, Section on International and Comparative Administration, American Society for Public Administration
  • 2021- current Data sharing and management committee, Section on Emergency and Crisis Management, American Society for Public Administration
  • 2021-2024 Executive board member, Section on International and Comparative Administration, American Society for Public Administration
  • 2017-2023 Membership chair, Section on Emergency and Crisis Management, American Society for Public Administration
  • Executive board member, Section on Emergency and Crisis Management, American Society for Public Administration

Awards

  • 2021 Teaching Incentive Program Award, University of Central Florida (The single tenure-track, assistant professor among the six awardees in the college)
  • 2021 Research Incentive Award, University of Central Florida (The single tenure-track, assistant professor among the six awardees in the college)
  • 2021-2020, SPA Knight Award, Outstanding Junior Faculty Researcher, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
  • 2019, Emerald Literati Award, Outstanding Paper, Online Information Review & Emerald Publishing
  • 2017, Pi Alpha Alpha, University of Central Florida Chapter
  • 2016, The IMC Award for #DISC2016 Best Conference Paper, Daegu Gyeongbuk International Social Network Conference, endorsed by the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)

Courses

  • PAD 6397: Managing emergencies and crisis (graduate level: introduction to emergency, crisis, & disaster management)
  • PAD 6399: Foundations of emergency management & homeland security (graduate level: introduction to homeland security)
  • PAD 6701: Analytical techniques for public administration (graduate level: introduction to statistics)
  • PAD 6700: Research methods for public administration (graduate level: research design)
  • PAD 7701: Quantitative Method for Public Administration 1, (Ph.d. core course, introduction to statistics)
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