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Soonhee Kim

Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
Professor of Public Administration
Republic of Korea

Soonhee Kim is a Professor of Public Administration at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management (Sejong, Korea). Professor Kim’s areas of expertise include public management, human resources  management, and leadership development.  She has been a fellow of National Academy of Public Administration (Washington D.C.) since 2016, and also a part of Editorial Board of Public Administration Review since 2011. Before she joined in the KDI School in 2014, she was a professor at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York.


She served as an advisory group member for OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust (2017). She has been a research team member for the OECD-KDI collaborative work titled Understanding the Drivers of Trust in Government Institutions in Korea (2018). She is co-editor of Bringing Government into the 21st Century: The Korean Digital Governance Experience (2016), Public Administration in the Context of Global Governance (2014), Public Sector Human Resource Management (2012), and the Future of Public Administration around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective (2010). Her current research is focused on state bureaucracy, public trust in government, citizen participation, e-leadership, and access to justice in Korea. Professor Kim’s numerous journal articles can be found at Google Scholar.