Jungwon Yeo

, Ph.D., MPA, B.A., B.A.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

Phone: 407-823-5834
Location: Barbara Ying Center Room: 101B

Jungwon Yeo is an Assistant Professor in UCF’s School of Public Administration. Her research interests include emergency & crisis management, migrant and refugee resettlement & integration, collective action, organizational behaviors.

Dr. Yeo has published in International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, Safety Science, and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. 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), International Institute of Administrative Science (IIAS), American Political Science Association(APSA), Midwest Political Science Association(MPSA), and Southwest Political Science Association(SPSA).


  • 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

    Published Journal Articles(5)

    5. Jungwon Yeo and Louise K. Comfort (2017). An expected event, but unprecedented damage: Structure and gaps of large-scale response coordination of the 2011 Thailand floods. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal  26 (4): 458-470. Factor:1.010

    4. Burcak Erkan, Gunes Ertan, Jungwon Yeo, and Louise K. Comfort (2016). Risk, Profit, or Safety: Sociotechnical Systems under Stress. Safety Science 88: 199-210 Impact Factor: 2.157

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

    2. 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

    1. 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 http://www.nawb.org/publications. asp (not peer reviewed)

    Published Book Chapters (2)

    Jungwon Yeo, Hui Li, Yoon Ah Shin and Brie Haupt (2017) Cultural Approaches to Crisis Management In A. Farazmand (ed.) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer. pp. 1-4

    Bok Gyo Jeong and  Jungwon Yeo (2017) United Nations and Crisis Management, In A. Farazmand (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer.

    Research Interests

    • emergency and crisis management
    • migrant resettlement and integration
    • organizational behavior
    • collaborative governance
    • PAD 6397: Managing Emergencies and Crises

      This course identifies, examines, and integrates the issues of diverse emergency and crisis management, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations. Basic crisis management, contingency planning, disaster recovery, business continuity, and emergency management skills and knowledge elements will be identified, discussed and developed, with demonstrations of how they are applied into practice. This course focuses on the evolution of U.S. disaster policies and the corresponding practice of emergency and crisis management. It presents comprehensive emergency management fundamentals, examines major policy issues, differentiates definitions of disasters, and discusses commonly held myths about disasters. Lessons are drawn from major disasters ranging from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina. The current national debate over the organization of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will also be discussed. Since States and localities bear much of the burden for defeating man-made and natural threats, the course will intensively examine the policy and organizational design issues confronting future leaders at those levels of government as well.

    • PAD 6700: Research Methods for Public Administration

      This course provides a foundation in the theory and practice of applied research methodology in public policy and administration. These methods are used in program evaluation, monitoring social programs, performance evaluation, and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of their impacts. The evidence-based policy and public management aim to improve government effectiveness by developing and utilizing a rigorous base of information and scientific evidence to guide decisions about program design, funding, implementation, evaluation, and management.

      Topics covered will include research designs, quantitative and qualitative methods, measurement, data collection, report writing, and ethical issues in applied research. This introduction will allow the students to conduct basic program evaluation and policy analysis as well as to read and critically evaluate reported program evaluation or policy analysis. Beyond introducing the logic and methods of applied research, students will also learn to think critically about some of the problems associated with applied research and whether or not it is possible to conduct objective applied research. Course activities include reading texts and academic articles, discussions, critique of academic journal articles, and practical hands-on-projects.

    • PAD 6701: Analytic Techniques for Public Administration

      Analytic Techniques for Public Administration is the first course in applied statistics. It is a foundation course that provides an overview of statistical methods and hands-on application to managerial decision-making in the public sector. Understanding statistical analysis and being able to work with data are important competencies of professionalism in public policy and administration. Course topics include program evaluation, data collection and measurement in public policy and administration, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, processes for selecting statistical tests and assessment of statistical assumptions, measures of association and other bivariate statistics, index variable construction, regression analysis, and an overview of selected other statistical and quantitative methods applied to problems of public administration. Students get hands-on experience through the use of SPSS. Recognizing the social, political, and economic context of data collection, analysis, and reporting practices in the public sector, this course also discusses the ethics of data analysis and information technology policy and management.

    • PAD 6399: Foundations of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

      This course is a foundation course that provides an overview of homeland security and emergency management. This course is designed to support students to understand current hazardous events and incidents, analyze natural and man-made threats confronting managers of emergency management and homeland security programs, and assess the policy and organizational issues at governmental and community levels. Course topics include the history of homeland security, homeland security structures, intelligence and counterterrorism, border security and management, cyber security, all-hazards emergency management approaches, communications for homeland security and emergency management, and science and technology for homeland security and emergency management.

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