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Dongfang Gaozhao

Dongfang Gaozhao studies misinformation on social media, striving to promote diverse information and inform governments and tech companies of policy options for combating misinformation. Along with this line of inquiry, his research primarily focuses on two areas: (a) how information and misinformation affect individuals’ attitudes toward organizational performance and policies; (b) how people accept or refuse certain information according to their ideological preference when making political decisions. His current research projects explore topics like social media, education, policing, and AI. Dongfang is fortunate to have Dr. Frances Berry as his advisor. He is an ECUPL and Rutgers alumnus, a third-year Ph.D. student, and a travel rewards junkie.

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Ahreum Han

Ahreum Han is a doctoral candidate in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is specializing in healthcare administration, finance, and policy.

Ahreum looks for ways for the U.S. healthcare consumers to achieve better health outcomes. Her dissertation investigates how transparent environments influence the performance of the U.S. healthcare service organizations, focusing on a three-dimensional measurement perspective: cost, quality, and efficiency.

Her additional research interest revolves around institutional theory. Ahreum considers institutional contexts crucial to various aspects of the research field, including healthcare providers' performance, foreign aid effectiveness, and social enterprise creation.

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Abby Kinch

Florida State University, 2011; Florida State University, 2013; Florida State University, 2018

Chinese Language and Culture, B.A.; Asian Studies, M.A.; Public Administration, M.P.A.

Columbus, Ohio

Abby is a first-generation college student, born in Columbus, OH and raised in Clearwater, FL. Prior to attending the Askew School, she served in the United States Air Force as an airborne Chinese cryptologic linguist, leaving university and enlisting immediately after September 11, 2001. She then worked in the private sector in business development, strategy, and performance management before returning to finish her education using the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. She currently sits on the Veterans Advisory Committee on Education for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but has served in numerous advisory roles for the VA, the Department of Education, the White House, and many Veteran Service Organizations as a subject matter expert on veterans in higher education. Her dissertation delves into the strategies of being "Military Friendly" in higher ed. She also continues her interests in national security, having written five courses in strategic intelligence analysis for the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security program, and continues to teach for the program. She is leading a team of students in understanding school shootings, connecting with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Her curiosity for China and its role in regional and global affairs occupies much of her reading and writing as well, while she examines the connection between military posturing and international policy as a strategic response. In addition to her studies, she has continued her public service by working in the Air Operations Branch of the State Emergency Operations Center during disasters impacting Florida and currently holds a Part 107 Remote Pilot License.

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Heewon Lee

Heewon is a third-year Ph.D. student studying collaborative governance and environmental policy. Her research focuses on the collective action of local governments and stakeholders for sustainability. She holds a B.A. in economics from Korea university and a Master's in Public Policy from Seoul National University, Korea.


Yixin Liu

Research Interests: Environmental Performance, Citizen-State Interactions, Collaborative Governance, Causal Inference

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Byung Hee "Brian" Min

Brian is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. His research and teaching principally focus on nonprofit management and leadership, organizational behavior, budgeting and finance, government partnership. (bhm15@fsu.edu).

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Naon Min

Naon Min is a doctoral candidate in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Her research interests include public management, public values, public service delivery mechanism, and organizational theory.

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Jeongmin Oh

Jeongmin is a Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy, and he serves as the Ph.D. Policy Chair of the 2019-20 Public Administration Graduate Association (PAGA). He studies how collaborative governance across government functions and policy areas can help shape economically self-sufficient and resilient urban communities through leveraging smart technology. His research area also includes program evaluation, emergency management, and international development.

Prior to joining the Askew School in 2018, Jeongmin earned a B.A. in Public Administration, and an M.P.A both from SungKyunKwan University in Seoul, Korea and an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He served in the Republic of Korea Army as first lieutenant, and worked for the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Association.


Jing Peng

Ph.D. student, Public Administration and Policy

Research interests: Collaborative governance, Sustainability policy, Local government