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Dr. Pan Suk Kim is a Professor of Public Administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is an elected lifetime international fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. He is currently the International Director of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

He was a Visiting Scholar: in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University; in the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at the American University; and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. 

He was the Dean of the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University. He received his degrees in public administration: BA degree from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, MPA from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and Ph.D. degree from the American University in Washington, DC.

He has led a number of professional associations including the Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration (KOSPPA) as well as regional and international associations including the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels. He was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA) in New York for two terms (2006-2009 and 2010-2013) and was a Vice Chairperson of UNCEPA in 2010-2013.

He has broad experience as an expert in governmental affairs. He was Secretary to the President for Personnel Policy (Presidential Appointee) in the Office of the [Korean] President and the Minister of the Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea. He has also served as a member of the Administrative Reform Committee (ARC) and several Policy Advisory Committees in the Korean central government.

He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Review of Public Administration (ARPA), the Korean Policy Studies Review (KPSR), and the International Review of Public Administration (IRPA) in Korea as well as a Deputy Editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS) published by Sage. He has published over 200 refereed articles in domestic and international journals and also authored several books. He is currently a member of the editorial board of several international journals including the Public Administration Review (PAR), the Public Management Review (PMR), the Public Money and Management (PMM), the Public Administration and Development (PAD), the International Journal of Public Administration, the Public Organization Review, the Halduskultuur (Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance), and others.

He has received several awards including the International Public Administration Award (2009), the Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service (2012), the Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award (2019), and the Fred W. Riggs Award (2019, SICA) from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). In September of 2017, he received the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). In May of 2019, he received the AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Administration from the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA).  He is an expert on civil service reform, public management reform, and governance innovation.

 

Education/Academic qualification

American University Washington DC

Award Date: 1990 Dec 10

External positions

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

2020 Apr 152023 Apr 15

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Research Output

Government Employment Practices in East Asia: A Case Study of Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection of Civil Servants in Japan and South Korea

Kim, P. S., 2020, The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant. Springer International Publishing AG, p. 1-19 19 p. (The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

New development: A new principle—the higher the position, the broader the view

Kim, P. S., 2020 May 1, In : Public Money and Management. 40, 4, p. 326-329 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Performance Assessment of Regional Governors in Russia

Kotchegura, A. & Kim, P. S., 2020, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International Publishing, p. 1-5 5 p. (Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Performance Evaluation of Regional Governors: The Case of the Russian Federation

Kotchegura, A., Demchenko, A. & Kim, P. S., 2020 Mar 1, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 43, 6, p. 477-485 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Press / Media

    WGS 2019: Astana Civil Service Hub discusses ways of improving government services

    Pan S. Kim

    19/2/1119/2/12

    2 items of Media coverage

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    Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IPMA-HR Awards

    Pan S. Kim

    17/10/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 IPMA-HR AWARDS

    Pan S. Kim

    17/10/12

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media