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Jungwon Yeo

Jungwon Yeo

, Ph.D., MPA, B.A., B.A.
Assistant Professor
Public Administration

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Jungwon Yeo is an Assistant Professor in UCF's School of Public Administration. Her research interests include emergency & crisis management, disaster response, migrant resettlement & integration, refugee crisis, collaborative governance, organizational behavior, complex adaptive systems, accountability & responsibility, decision analysis, and social network analysis.

Dr. Yeo has published in International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, and Safety Science. She has obtained internal and external grants.

Additionally, she has presented research at international, national, and regional conferences, including American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM), American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and Southwest Political Science Association. In 2016 December, she was awarded The IMC Award for #DISC2016 Best Conference Paper at Daegu Gyeongbuk International Social Network Conference, endorsed by the International Network for Social Network Analysis.


  • Ph.D., Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • MPA, Public Administration, SungKyunKwan University (Republic of Korea)
  • B.A., Management, Handong Global University (Republic of Korea)
  • B.A., Economics, Handong Global University (Republic of Korea)
  • Research

    Burcak Erkan, Gunes Ertan, Jungwon Yeo, and Louise Comfort (2016). Risk, Profit, or Safety: Sociotechnical Systems under Stress. Safety Science 88: 199-210 Impact Factor: 2.157 DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.02.002

    Yeo, Jungwon (2016) Recent Administration Practices and Public Service Motivation: Evidence from Seoul City Government, South Korea. International Journal of Public Administration 39(3): 216-225.  DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1004083

    Louise K Comfort, Steve Scheinert, Jungwon Yeo, Russell Schuh, Luis Duran, and Margaret A Potter (2013). Using Bayesian Influence Diagrams to Assess Organizational Performance in Four California County Health Departments, April-July 2009, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice:. March Impact Factor:1.510

    Louise K. Comfort, Brian Chalfant, Jee Eun Song, Jungwon Yeo, Mengyao Chen, and Brian Colella (2013). The Impact of Extreme Events on Business Organizations. NAWB Publications Available at: asp (not peer reviewed)

    Research Interests

    • collaborative governance
    • Emergency & Crisis Management
    • Disaster Response
    • Migrant Resettlement & Integration
    • Refugee Crisis


    • PAD 6397 : Managing Emergencies and Crises
    • PAD 6700 : Research Methods for Public Administration
    • PAD 6701 : Analytic Techniques for Public Administration
    • PAD 6399: Foundations of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

    The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
    — Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
    My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
    — Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
    UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
    — Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
    UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
    — Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
    My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
    — Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
    The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
    — Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
    The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
    — Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
    As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
    — April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
    It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
    — Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
    I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
    — Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
    The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
    — Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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