Myungjung "M.J." Kwon, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration  | Public Administration Program Coordinator

Myungjung "M.J."  Kwon, Ph. D

Phone: (657) 278 - 3809


Office:  GH 542

Office Hours:
M 5:00-7:00PM, W 6:00-7:00PM 
Or by appointment




  • 2006, Ph.D in Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University
  • 1995, B.A. Public Administration, Kangwon National University, South Korea


Research Areas

  • Sustainable Development

  • Smartwork Policy

  • Smart Cities

  • Climate Protection and Energy Sustainability  Policy

  • Public Management

  • Performance Measurement

  • Human Resource Management


Courses Regularly Taught

  • POSC/CRJU 422 Human Resources Mgmt
  • POSC 523 Admin Res & Analysis
  • POSC 572 Sem Pub Sec Hum Res Man
Seminar in Public Personnel Administration,
Human Resource Management, Public Management Analysis, Strategic Management in Public
and Nonprofit Organizations, Local Government Administration and Management, Program Evaluation, Introduction to Public Policy
and Management, Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

Peer-Reviewed/Journal Publications


  • Sounman Hong, Sunhyoung Kim, and Myungjung Kwon. (2022). “Determinants of Digital Innovation in the Public Sector.” Government Information Quarterly 39(4), 101723.
  • Kwon, Myungjung and Mikyong Kim-Goh. (2022). “The Impacts of Telework Options on Worker Outcomes in Local Government: Social Exchange and Social Exclusion Perspectives.” Review of Public Personnel Administration 
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Lanhee Ryu, and Yujin Choi. (2021). “Is Telework a Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Federal Employees? A Social Exchange Theory Perspective.” International Journal of Policy Studies 12(2), 39-68.
  • Kwon, Myungjung and So Hee Jeon. (2021). “Ethical Work Environment and Career Decisions: Is This Relationship Moderated by a Position of Power?” Ethics & Behavior 31(8), 557-574.
  • Kwon, Myungjung, So Hee Jeon, and Yuan Ting. (2021). “The Impact of Predisposed Traits and Organizational Factors on the U.S. Federal Employee Perception of Whistleblowing.” Public Personnel Management 50(2), 258-282.
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Yoon Jik Cho, and Hyun Jin Song. (2021). “How Do Managerial, Task, and Individual Factors Influence FWA Participation and Abandonment?” Asian Pacific Journal of Human Resources 59(4), 645-668.
  • Kwon, Myungjung and So Hee Jeon. (2018). “Do Leadership Commitment and Performance Oriented Culture Matter for Federal Teleworker Satisfaction with Telework Programs?” Review of Public Personnel Administration. Factor: 2.444). 
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Shui-Yan Tang, and Cheongsin Kim. (2017). “Examining Strategic Sustainability Plans and Smart Growth Land-Use Goals and Actions in California Cities.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 61(9): 1570-1593. (Impact Factor: 1.594). 
  • Kwon, Myungjung and So Hee Jeon. (2017). “Why Permits Telework? Determinants of California City Governments’ Decisions to Permit Telework.” Public Personnel Management 46(3): 239-262. (Impact Factor: 1.364). 
  • Kwon, Myungjung. (2016). “Local Government: Strategic Cities,” in Melvin Dubnick and Domonic Bearfield (Eds), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 3rd Edition. Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Hee Soun Jang, and Richard Feiock. (2014). “Climate Protection and Energy Sustainability Policy in California Cities: What Have We Learned?” Journal of Urban Affairs 36(5): 905-924. (Impact Factor: 1.234).
  • Jang, Hee Soun and Myungjung Kwon. (2014). “Enterprising Government by Using Enterprise Funds: The Political and Financial Effects of Municipal Enterprise Fund Use.” Public Administration Quarterly 38(2): 128-162. 
  • Jung, Kyujin, Simon Andrew, and Myungjung Kwon. (2014). “Mediating Role of Professionalism in Explaining the Association between Accountability and Participatory Governance.” Lex Localis-Journal of Local Self-Government 12(4): 873-897. 
  • Kwon, Myungjung. (2013). “Examining Sustainable Development Policy in California Cities: 2011 Energy Sustainable California Communities Survey.” California Journal of Politics and Policy 5(4): 711-730. 
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Frances S. Berry, and Hee Soun Jang. (2013). “A Theoretical Framework on the Determinants of Strategic Cities: Empirical Results from Florida City Governments.”The American Review of Public Administration 43(4): 438-459. (Impact Factor: 2.466).
  • Kwon, Myungjung and Hee Soun Jang. (2011). “City Wide Performance Measurement Adoptions: Florida City Governments.” Local Government Studies 37(6): 601-620.
  • Kwon, Myungjung, Frances S. Berry, and Richard C. Feiock. (2009). “Understanding the Adoption and Timing of Economic Development Strategies in U. S. Cities Using Innovation and Institutional Analysis.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 19(4): 967-988. (Impact Factor:3.907).
  • Berry, Frances S., Ralph S. Brower, Sang Ok Choi, Wendy Xinfang Gao, Hee Soun Jang, Myungjung Kwon, and Jessica Word. (2004). “Three Traditions of Network Research: What the Public Management Research Agenda Can Learn from Other Research Communities.” Public Administration Review 64(5): 539- 552. (Impact Factor: 4.591).