Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration

Kyoung-cheol (Casey) Kim is a PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. His research interests include bureaucracy, motivation, and institutional analysis. Especially, he concentrates on investigating how interventions of the artificial intelligence system as a novel decision-making agent in governance can transform functioning of humans, organizations, and the society.


MPA | The Bush School of Government and Public Service / Texas A&M University, College Station | 2019 | Public Management

MPA | Department of Public Administration / Konkuk University, Seoul | 2016 | Public Administration, with distinction

Bachelor of Arts | Department of Public Administration / Konkuk University, Seoul | 2010 | Public Administration, early graduation

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Teaching Assistant / Instructor, in American Government class, discussion sections
Aug 2020-current, the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Research Interests

Public Administration
Organization Theory
Artificial Intelligence
Decision Making
Administrative Behavior

Selected Publications

[Peer-Reviewed Articles]

Huang, Hsini, Kyoung-cheol Kim, Justin B. Bullock, Matthew M. Young. 2021. A Matter of Perspective: Differential Evaluations of AI Tools Between Managers and Staff in an Experimental Simulation. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration (Special edition Experimental Research to Advance Public Administration and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region).


Young, Matthew M., Johannes Himmelreich, Justin B Bullock, and Kyoung-cheol Kim. 2021. Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Evil. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.


Bullock, Justin B., and Kyoung-cheol Kim. 2020. Creation of Artificial Bureaucrats.

Proceedings of The 2nd European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Academic Conferences International.


[Under Review Articles]

Bullock, Justin B., Hsini Huang, and Kyoung-cheol Kim (authorship in an alphabetical order by last name, corresponding author). Machine Intelligence, Bureaucracy, and Human Control. (revise and resubmit at Perspectives on Public Management and Governance special edition Reappraising Bureaucracy in the 21st Century)


Kuzio, Jacqueline, Mohammad Ahmadi, Kyoung-cheol Kim, Yi-fan Wang, Michael Migaud, and Justin B. Bullock. Building Better Global Data Governance. (revise and resubmit at Data & Policy)


Young, Matthew M., Yu-che Chen, Justin B. Bullock, Kyoung-cheol Kim, and Ping Zhang. Artificial Intelligence, Administrative Behavior, and The Criterion of Efficiency. (under review at Public Administration Review special edition Decision-Making in Public Organizations: The Continued Relevance of “Administrative Behavior”)


[Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters]

Bullock, Justin B., Kyoung-cheol Kim, Hsini Huang, and Matthew M. Young. “Managing the Risks of AI Governance for Governments.” est. 2022, Oxford Handbook of AI Governance, Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.


[Conference Presentations (Selected)]

“AI Intervention and Perception of Organizational Agents for Task Accomplishments: Administrative than Technical Dimension?” Presented at Academy of Management Conference, Doctoral Student Professional Development Consortium, Public and Nonprofit Division, Online: July 2021.