Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration
Kyoung-cheol (Casey) Kim is a PhD student at the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the University of Georgia. He did second master’s majoring in Public Management at the Bush School of Government and Public Service in Texas A&M University. Before having working experiences, he majored in Public Administration during his undergraduate and first master’s studies in Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Speaking of working experiences, as an Army, he served a Marine Corps General as an executive assistant solider in the Ministry of National Defense, South Korea. After that, in addition to working in a non-profit agency, he worked as a researcher in the Seoul Institute which is a think-tank of the Seoul city being involved in a developing participatory evaluation inclusive governance system project. During his first master’s, he worked in a research center of the university participating in performance management and measurement projects associated with central government departments, municipalities, and public enterprises. His primary research interests involve bureaucracy (particularly covering decision making, discretion, legal task processing, and structural issues regarding chief executives, managers, and street level bureaucrats), motivation, and institutionalism. Nowadays, he is reflecting how introductions of the artificial intelligence (AI) system could transform theories and practices in the scholarship. In addition to dealing with the imperative research issue AI as it is, he especially considers that this novel issue could help us revisit classic theories in public administration and management as a better understanding or relevant revisions of those, plausibly having crucial implications to practices at the same time.