Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration
Yu-Chun Lin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of public administration and policy at the University of Georgia. She specializes in organizational theory and public management, especially interested in research about bureaucratic discretion and public administration and democracy.
She got her master degree in National Chengchi University in Taiwan, with the completion of her thesis – “The Impossibility of Legal Constrain on Bureaucratic Discretion: A Case Study of Supreme Court Rulings.” During the period of being a master student, she has attended several research projects. One of the projects is the “Bureaucrats and Politicians in Asian Democracies,” focusing on an international research program consisting of members from seven countries in Asia. The project known as “Taiwan Government Bureaucrat Survey” (TGBS) built the first database of bureaucrats in Taiwan.
In addition to her academic achievements, she also shows a talent of leadership. She has been heads of several student organizations since she was a college student. She was chosen as the youth representative in the National Day of Taiwan and gave a speech in the National ceremony. She was the president of Taiwanese Student Association in the University of Georgia, 2012-2013. She is now a student representative in the Chinese-American Academic and Professional Association in Southeastern United States.