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Assistant Professor of Public Administration


  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2020
  • Master of Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Health Service Management, Kyung Hee University, 2009

Teaching Specialties

  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Seminar in Public Administration
  • Research Methodology and Data Management
  • Public Economy

Research Interests

  • Fiscal and Political Institutions
  • Accountable and Efficient Decision-making
  • Fiscal Federalism
  • State and Local Expenditures
  • Capital Budgeting and Management
  • Government Accounting and Financial Reporting


Dr. Jiseul Kim is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration who joined the Department of Political Science in Fall 2020. She received a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Summer 2020. She teaches MPA and undergraduate courses in public financial management, seminar in public administration, public budgeting and finance, and applied statistics and data management. Her current research interests are in public budgeting and financial management, with emphasis on fiscal and political institutions, accountable and efficient decision-making, fiscal federalism, state and local expenditures, capital budgeting and management, and government accounting and financial reporting. Dr. Kim’s research has been appeared in the following academic journals: Public Administration Review (PAR), Public Works Management & Policy (PWMP), Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, & Financial Management (JPBAFM). She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), and the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM). She was a co-investigator for a grant project from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) ($5,000) on capital asset reporting and management in U.S. counties. In Spring 2020, her research received the best student paper award from American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section on Transportation Policy and Administration (STPA).

Jiseul Kim

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2184


Building: HSS
Room: 3042