Florida State University

Askew School of Public Administration

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Graduate Students

Emily Boykin

Emily is a first-year Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy. Her current research interests explore topics in public procurement, public budgeting and finance, social justice and equity policy, and performance measurement. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.

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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, coproduction, and AI. Dongfang is fortunate to have Dr. Frances Berry as his advisor. He is an ECUPL and Rutgers alumnus, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, and a travel rewards junkie.

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Jing He

Jing is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at FSU. Her research interests include collaborative governance, network study, and public values. She achieved her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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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.

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Heewon Lee

Heewon is a fourth-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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Jaeyeong Nam

Jaeyeong Nam is a Ph.D. student in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. His study and research focus on collaborative governance, policy diffusion, social justice, and social innovation. He holds two B.A. in Public Administration from Korea University and Kyung-Hee University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. (jnam@fsu.edu)

Jeongmin Oh

Jeongmin is a Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy, who served as Ph.D. Policy Chair of the 2019-20 Public Administration Graduate Association (PAGA). He studies how policy and technology innovation can shape resilient urban communities for economically disadvantaged populations by producing behavioral changes. His research area also includes program evaluation, strategic management, behavioral economics, small business, and machine learning. Prior to joining the Askew School in 2018, Jeongmin earned both a B.A. in Public Administration and an M.P.A. 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 a first lieutenant and worked for the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Association as a data analyst.

Jing Peng

Research interests: Collaborative governance, Sustainability policy, Local government, Social equity

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.

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