Namhoon Ki

Namhoon Ki

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

University of Miami


Namhoon Ki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. His research interests include Local Government, Inter-governmental Collaboration, Public Management, Fiscal Decentralization, and Network Analysis.


  • Local Government
  • Public Management
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Fiscal Decentralization and Social Equality
  • Network Modeling


  • PhD in Public Administration, 2019

    Florida State University

  • MA in Public Administration, 2013

    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

  • BA in Public Administration, 2010

    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Journal Articles

(2021). Public Service Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and the Moderating Effect of Employment Sector: A Meta-Analysis. International Review of Public Administration 26(2) 135-155.


(2020). Strength of Strong Tie in Inter-City Government Information Sharing and County Jurisdictional Boundary. Public Administration Review, 80(1) 23-35.


(2020). Testing Structural and Relational Embeddedness in Collaboration Risk. Rationality and Society 32(1) 67-92.


(2020). Has the Fiscal Decentralization of Social Welfare Rrograms Helped Effectively Reduce Poverty across U.S. States?. (forthcoming at The Social Science Journal).


(2019). Defection Vulnerability of Services and Inter-governmental Agreement for Public Service Delivery. Korean Administration Quarterly, 31(2) 343-361.


Courses Taught


Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, University of Miami

2020 – Present Miami, Florida

Courses Taught:

  • POL 510/610: Statistics for Politics and Public Administration (graduate), Fall 2020
  • POL 522/622: Introduction to Graduate Public Administration (graduate), Fall 2020

Postdoc/Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University

2017 – 2020 Tallahassee, Florida

Courses Taught:

  • PAD 6109: Institution and Society (graduate), Spring 2020
  • PAD 5935: Governing Sustainable Communities (graduate), Fall 2019 (Co-Teaching)
  • PAD 3003: Public Administration in American Society (undergraduate), Fall 2017 & Spring 2018