Younhee Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs
Olmsted Building, W157

Younhee Kim is an associate professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research interests are in the broad areas of public and performance management, focusing on performance measurement, public entrepreneurship, e-governance, information technology, and citizen participation. Her recent work has appeared in numerous journals, including Administration & Society, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Money & Management, and Journal of Technology Transfer. Dr. Kim has served as a managing editor, a symposium editor, and an editorial board member of numerous academic journals and edited books. She is very active in service to the profession involved in national and international outreach as a treasurer, a member of various committees, and an advisory board member for the American Society for Public Administration and other professional associations.

  • Public and performance management
  • Performance measurement
  • Public entrepreneurship
  • E-governance and information technology
  • Citizen participation

Ryung S. Kim, Minah Kang, Younhee Kim, and Hwayoung Lee. The unified scores of governance capacity in the administrative and political dimensions using a Bayesian latent variable analysis. Public Money & Management (accepted for publication).

Younhee Kim and Andrew Ballard. State of information privacy and security: Principles, trends, and concerns. In Marc Holzer, Aroon Manoharan, and Jim Melitski (Eds.), E-government/E-governance: Concepts and best practices. Irvine, CA: Melvin & Leigh (in-press).

Younhee Kim. Missing and runaway person search through information sharing across government agencies in South Korea: A case of interagency collaboration. In M. Jae Moon (Ed.), Korean cases in public administration for training and practice. Seoul, Kore: Kyungsung Media (in-press).

Chimezie Ozurumba and Younhee Kim. 2017. Evaluating state revenue portfolio stability: A case of state commercial casino taxes. Public Money & Management, 37(7), 521-525.

Younhee Kim. 2017. Capstone experiences in small MPA programs in the United States. Teaching Public Administration, 35(2), 141-156.

Younhee Kim. 2017. Navigating the open government comfort zone for the effective use of open data. In Yu-Che Chen and Michael J. Ahn (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on information technology in government, pp. 239-251. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kun Yoon and Younhee Kim. 2016. Systematic review on government capacity and indicators (in Korean). In Jeongseok Kang et al., Guidelines on the development of the government capacity index, pp. 18-55. KIPA Research 2016-19. Seoul, Korea: Korea Institute of Public Administration, 316 pp.

Younhee Kim. 2016. Performance evaluation systems of the Korean central government agencies: Self and specific evaluations. In Sujae Yoon (Ed.), Korean cases in public administration for training and practice, pp. 19-51. Seoul, Korea: Daeyoung Moonhwasa Publishing.

Younhee Kim, Dong-hyun Oh and Minah Kang. 2016. Productivity changes in OECD healthcare systems: Bias-corrected Malmquist productivity approach. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 31(4), 537-553.

Younhee Kim. 2015. Introduction to contemporary practice of performance management and measurement systems in Korea. Public Performance & Management Review, 39(2), 273-278.

Younhee Kim. 2015. Carving out ways to measure competences of e-government. International Review of Public Administration, 20(4), 386-390. Book review of Measuring e-government efficiency: The opinions of public administrators and other stakeholders by Manuel Pedro Rodriguez-Bolivar (Ed.), 2014, New York, NY: Springer.

B.A., M.A., M.P.A., Ph.D. (Rutgers)