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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.


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.

Misun Lee

Misun Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Her research interests include human resource management, organizational theory, social enterprises, and public-private partnership in disaster service delivery system. Currently, she is working on telework, social enterprises, and social equity.


Yixin Liu

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


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. (


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.


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

Christine Thompson

Christine Thompson is a native Floridian and a doctoral candidate in Public Administration. She first started at FSU in a joint MSW and MPA program (also completing a certificate in emergency management). She has worked in a variety of social service and public administration positions including jobs with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Department of Education, Department of Economic Opportunity, and Department of Corrections. Her research into mental health courts began during her master's program and has continued into her dissertation work. She has been studying treatment courts and their administration for over 10 years. Her other research interests include emergency management, the administration of social programs, and the intersection of criminal justice and public administration.


Taewon Yoon

Taewon Yoon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. His research area is in the area of public management. His research and teaching interest include public organization (management), organizational behavior & theory, performance management, goal ambiguity, leadership, and family-friendly policy.