Visiting Assistant Professor

Esther Han is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Her research centers on public and nonprofit management, focusing on examining the issues of equity and inclusion in Citizen-State interactions and public workforce. Her work specifically improves understanding of the neglected agendas in public management, such as the unintended outcomes of coproduction and hidden racial disparities in public workforce for Asian employees.


Ph.D., the Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies (AYSPS), the Georgia State University, 2023

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

The Dean’s Fellowship at the AYSPS
The AYSPS Excellence in Teaching Policy Award at the AYSPS
The Provost Dissertation Fellowship at the Georgia State University
The Diversity Scholar Fellowship at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)


The Academy of Management (AOM)
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
Public Management Research Association (PMRA)

Course Instruction

PADP 4650 Policy Process
PADP 8220 Nonprofit Financial Administration

Research Interests

Citizen-State interactions (Citizen and Nonprofit Coproduction)
Public Employee Management
Social Equity and Inclusion