Yu-Chun Lin

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.

  • M.A., National Chengchi University 2009, Public Administration
  • B.A., National Taipei University 2006, Public Administration
Of Note
  • Recipient of “The Examination of Government Sponsorship for Overseas Study” (full scholarship) from Ministry of Education of Taiwan, 2010.
  • Recipient of “The Scholarship of Government Sponsorship for Overseas study” (partial scholarship) from Ministry of Education of Taiwan, 2010.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student of National Taipei University, 2006.
  • Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Attending National Science Council Research Project (Project name: The Application of the Concept of Non-Profit Organization Governance in Student Union), 2005.
  • Youth Award, National Taipei University, 2005.
  • Representative of Youth (only 4 students were chosen nationwide), The National Day Ceremony, 2003.
Research Interests

Yu-Chun Lin’s research is mainly about bureaucratic discretion, decision making, public administration and democracy, administrative law and public administration, and public service motivation.