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Sanghee Park

Sanghee Park

Associate Professor, Public Policy & Administration

Environmental Research Building
Room 5139, Mail Stop 1935
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935

sangheepark@boisestate.edu
Office: 208-426-2539
Fax: 208-426-4370


Sanghee Park is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, joining Boise State in Fall of 2014. Her research focuses on the management of human, financial, and organizational resources in public and quasi-public organizations. She is interested in the dynamics that determines different types of policy outcomes, changes, and performances, which is often at the intersection of public administration and political science. Her recent articles appeared in the Journal of Public Policy, Public Performance Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Public Organization Review, and American Review of Public Administration.

Dr. Park completed her PhD and MPA at Seoul National University, Korea, in 2009 and won the Postdoc Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea. She was a Postdoc/Research Scholar at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (2010-2012) and a Research Associate/Lecturer at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University (2013).


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CV of Sanghee Park, Ph.D.

Current Academic Position

2021 Aug.   Associate Professor (current)

2014 Aug.   Assistant Professor

2021 July    Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Service, Boise State University

Education and Experience

2012 Oct.  Research Scholar, University of Southern California

2010 Oct.  Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Foundation of Korea, University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy

2009 Aug.  PhD in Public Administration, Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration

2004 Feb.     MPA, Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration

2002 Feb.  B.A. of Public Administration (with Minor in Economics), Yonsei University, Department of Public Administration

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Park, S. “Quota Effects Moderated by Descriptive Gender Representation Within Legislatures: A Cross-national Analysis.” Representation: Journal of Representative Democracy https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2022.2096683

Park, S. and Y. C. Mwihambi. (2021). “Intergovernmental Representation at Different Levels of Government: The effect of gender representation.” Public Administration Review https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13440
* Paper awarded the 2022 Rosemary O’Leary Prize by the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)

Park, S. (2021). “Politics or Bureaucratic Failures? Understanding the dynamics of policy failures in democratic governance.” Journal of Policy Studies 36(3): 25-36. https://doi.org/10.52372/kjps36303

Park, S. and L. Fowler. (2021). “Political and Administrative Decentralization and Responses to COVID-19: Comparison of the U.S. and South Korea.” International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-02-2021-0022

Park, S. (2021). “Gendered Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How democracy and representation moderate leadership effectiveness.” Public Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2021.1937294

Park, S. and S. Jeon. (2021). “Merit Principles Merit Further Investigation: The influence on employee perceptions of whistleblowing.” International Journal of Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1928185

Kim, C. and S. Park. (2022). “When Push Comes to Shove: The effect of economic crisis on the spending of government savings.” International Journal of Public Administration 46(6): 523-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2020.1868507

Park, S. (2020). “Gender and Performance in Public Organizations: A research synthesis and research agenda.” Public Management Review 23(6): 929-948. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1730940

Liang, J., S. Park., T. Zhao. (2020). “Representative Bureaucracy, Distributional Equity, and Environmental Justice.” Public Administration Review 80(3): 402-414.  https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13160

Park, S. (2020). “Seeking Changes in Ivory Towers: The impact of gender quotas on female academics in higher education.” Women’s Studies International Forum. 79: 102346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2020.102346

Park, S. (2019). “Size Matters: Toward a Contingency Theory of Diversity Effects on Performance.” Public Performance & Management Review 43(2): 278-303.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2019.1657917

Park, S. and J. Liang. (2019). “A Comparative Study on Gender Representation and Social Outcomes: The effect of political and bureaucratic representation.” Public Administration Review 81(2): 321-332. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13092

Park, S. and J. Liang. (2019). “Merit, Diversity, and Performance of Federal Workforce: Does diversity management moderate the effect of merit-based practices on organizational performance?” Public Personnel Management 49(1): 83-110. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026019848459

Smith, H. J., S. Park, L. Liu. (2019). “Hardening Budget Constraints: A cross-national study of fiscal sustainability and subnational debt.” International Journal of Public Administration 42(12): 1055-1067 https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2019.1575666

Park, S. (2019). “Cutbacks Revisited: The relationship between resources and performance.” Public Management Review 21(4): 515-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2018.1500631

* Proposal awarded the 2017 Paul A. Volcker Junior Endowment Scholar Research Grant Award through the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Administration Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA)

Park, S. (2017). “Local Revenue Structure under Economic Hardship: Reliance on Alternative Revenue Sources in California Counties.” Local Government Studies 43(4): 645-667. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2017.1305956

Park, S. (2016). “Understanding Public Sector Debt: Financial Vicious Circle under the Soft Budget Constraint.” Public Organization Review 18(1): 71-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-016-0358-y

Park, S. (2014). “The Politics of Redistribution in the Local Governments: The Effect of Gender Representation on Welfare Spending in California Counties,” Journal of Public Policy 34(3): 269-301. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X14000075
* Paper nominated for an award for exceptional published research that uses data from the California Elections Data Archive by the Center for California Studies, Sacramento State University (2016)

Park, S. and B. S. Kim. (2014). “Who is Appointed to What Position? The Politics of Appointment in Quangos of Korea.” Public Organization Review 14(3): 325-351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-013-0221-3

Park, S. and Y. Cho. (2014). “The Influence of Executive Selection Factors on Performance of Public Sector Organizations in Korea.” Public Performance Management Review 37(3): 412-440. http://doi.org/10.2753/PMR1530-9576370304

Park, S. (2013). “What Causes the Death of Public Sector Organizations? Understanding Structural Changes and Continuities in Korean Quangos.” International Public Management Journal 16(3): 413-437. https://doi.org/10.1080/10967494.2013.825491

Park, S. (2013). “Does Gender Matter? The Effect of Gender Representation of Public Bureaucracy on Government Performance.” American Review of Public Administration 43(2): 221-242. https://doi.org/10.1177/0275074012439933

Park, S. and B. S. Kim. (2012). “A Study on the Appointment of the Executives of Quangos in Korea.” Korean Journal of Public Administration 21(1): 39-72. (in Korean, 한국행정연구) https://www.kipa.re.kr/site/eng/research/selectPublicList.do

Kim, B. S. and S. Park. (2010). “The Political Appointment of the Executives to Quangos in Korea: The Impact of the Institutional and Political Changes.” Korea Public Administration Review 44(2): 85-109. (in Korean, 한국행정학보) https://journal.kapa21.or.kr:455/past/list_sub.asp?%20srcCate=%20&i_key=3001%20&p_key=731%20&v_key=44%20&n_key=2%20&n_key1=2%20&i_kname=%20&p_name=%20&m_year=2010

Youm, D. J., S. Park, and D. H. Choi. (2008). “Structural Approach to the Cause of Information Distortion: Focusing on the Case of the 1997 Foreign Currency Crisis in Korea.” Korean Journal of Public Administration 17(1): 247-280. (Corresponding author) (in Korean, 한국행정연구) https://www.kipa.re.kr/site/eng/research/selectPublicList.do

Park, S. and B. S. Kim. (2006). “An Analysis of the Effect of Affirmative Action on the Representative Bureaucracy in Korea.” Korean Public Administration Review 40(4): 179-203. (in Korean, 한국행정학보) https://journal.kapa21.or.kr:455/past/list_sub.asp?%20srcCate=%20&i_key=3001%20&p_key=731%20&v_key=40%20&n_key=4%20&n_key1=4%20&i_kname=%20&p_name=%20&m_year=2006

Other Publications

Park, S. (2020). “Building an Urban Forest through Public-Private-Partnerships: A Case of Seoul Forest Park.” in Korean Cases in Public Administration for Training and Practice: Cases in Citizen-Centered and Collaborative Governance. Korea Institute of Public Administration Vol. 4: 61-88.

Park, S. (2020). “Air Quality Management Policy in South Korea: Blind Men and the Elephant.” in Publicases by NASPAA. November 13, 2020.

Park, S. (2020). “Public Corporations and Quasi-government Organizations in Korea.” in Handbook of Politics and Governance in Korea, Edited by Chung-in Moon and M. Jae Moon. Routledge. Ch. 23. pp. 389-402.  https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660516

Park, S. (2019). “National Air Quality Management Policy in South Korea: What we learn from a policy failure case.” In Korean Cases in Public Administration for Training and Practice: Overcoming uncertainties and obstacles. Korea Institute of Public Administration Vol. 3: 71-92.

Park, S. (2017). “Challenges and Opportunities: The 21st Century Public Manager in a VUCA World.” Book Review for The 21st Century Public Manager by Zeger van der Wal. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 28(2): 229-301. doi:10.1093/jopart/mux042.

Park, S. (2016). “Incentivizing Public DebtThe Blue Review, October 10, 2016.

Park, S. “Ministerial Leadership in Relationship with External Stakeholders.” in Ministerial Leadership in Korea. Edited by Jung In Kim, Sanghee Park, Sun Woo Lee, Soo-Young Lee, Sohee Jeon, Seonil Cho, and Sungjoo Choi (in Korean alphabetical order) (in Korean). (Expected to be published in 2022).

Grants and Awards

2022-2023       SPS Faculty Fellowship, Boise State University

2002 Apr.         2022 Rosemary O’Leary Prize for scholarship on women in public administration by the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)

2021 Oct.         SPS Small Research Grant for RA hire (Award number RC0075) School of Public Service, Boise State University ($3,000)

2021 May        SPS Small Research Grant for the survey project on telework practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Award number: RC0069) School of Public Service, Boise State University ($5,000)

2019 Oct.         SPS Small Research Grant for the experimental survey on intersectionality and representation (expansion of survey participants) (Award number: RC0043) School of Public Service, Boise State University ($3,600)

2018 May        SPS Small Research Grant for the experimental survey on intersectionality and representation (Award number: RC0033) School of Public Service, Boise State University ($1,908)

2017-2018       SPS Commitment to Research Award ($500)

2016-2017       Paul A. Volcker Junior Endowment Scholar Research Grant Award through the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Administration Section of the American Political Science Association. ($2,000)

2013 Sept. – 2014 Aug.      Research Grant for Part-time Lecturers by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea (₩12,000,000, approximately $10,800)

2010 Oct. –  2011 Oct.       Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF) (₩23,000,000, approximately $21,600)

2005-2009       Research and Teaching Assistantship from the Brain Korea 21 Scholarship Program (₩7,200,000 per year, approximately $6,800 per year)

Courses Teaching

PUBADM 500   Introduction to Public Administration

PUBADM 501   Public Policy Process

PUBADM 570   Public Management Skills and Techniques

PUBADM 511   Decision Making in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

PUBADM 507   Intermediate Quantitative Methods

PUBADM 604   Advanced Techniques in Policy Research

PUBADM 609   Advanced Research Design

MPA Method Series:

PUBADM 533   Research Design and Measurement

PUBADM 534   Descriptive Statistics

PUBADM 535   Inferential Statistics

PUBADM 536   Introduction to Survey Research

PUBADM 537   Advanced Statistical Techniques

SPS Method Courses:

SPS 501   Research Design

SPS 502   Quantitative Methods in Social Science

SPS 506   Program Evaluation

Service

Member, Leadership Team for the Healthy Idaho Grand Challenge (SPS representative)

Member, 2022 Leonard D. White Award Committee, American Political Science Association. With MC Binz-Scharf (chair) and Scott Lamothe (member).

Co-Chair, Public Administration Section, Western Political Science Association, 75th Annual Meeting. March 10-12, 2022. With David Paul Carter (co-chair).

Chair, 2022 Charles Redd Center Award Committee for Best Paper on the Politics of the American West, 2022-23. WPSA and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies of Brigham Young University. With Matto Mildenberger and Lisa Argyle

Member, PhD Comprehensive Exam Grading Committee, 2021 Fall –

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Policy Studies, 2021 February –

Member, SPS Research Committee, Boise State University, 2017 Fall – 2018 Fall; 2019 Fall –

Faculty Senator, Faculty Senate, Boise State University, 2017 Fall – 2018 Fall

Member, Public Policy & Administration Curriculum Development Committee, 2019 Fall –

Member, 2017 Kenneth J. Meier Award committee for the best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy presented at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association conference. With Amanda Rutherford (chair) and Christoffer Green-Pederson (member).

Chair, PhD Dissertation Committee: Joel Vallett, Yesse Charles Mwihambi

Member, PhD Dissertation Committee: Carson Howell, Michael Wallner, Lantz McGinnis Brown, Jeff Skinner, Megan Simila, Briana Krebs

Member, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Conflict Management, 2016 Fall

Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor, Feb 2015 (Search suspended)

Member, SPS Promotion & Tenure Committee, Oct-Nov. 2015

Panel Chair & Discussant for various conferences

Reviewer, Publons verified records: 93 verified reviews (as of July 26, 2022): Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (2019, 2021), Local Government Studies (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Public Administration Review (2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021), Public Management Review (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021), Public Performance Management Review (2019, 2020, 2021), Public Personnel Management (2014, 2016, 2019), Social Science Journal (2016, 2019, 2020, 2021), among others

Last revised: July 26, 2022