• ​Position: Associate ProfessorImage of So Hee Jeon
  • Department: Political Scien​ce & Public Administration
  • Campus Address: Anspach Hall 242
  • Phone: (989)774-3812
  • Email: je​on1s@cmich.edu​

Dr. Jeon is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and the Director of Undergraduate Program in Public and Nonprofit Administration.  She is also the advisor for CMU ICMA (International City/County Management Association) Student Chapter (https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/class/PoliticalScience/StudentOrgs/Pages/ICMA.aspx).

Dr. Jeon's research focus lies in the areas of public and nonprofit management, with an emphasis on human resource management, administrative ethics, whistleblowing, and inter-organizational networks and collaboration. Her research has been published in various academic journals, including, but not limited to, Review of Public Personnel AdministrationPublic Performance & Management ReviewInternational Review of Public Administration, and Public Personnel Management.  She is also the co-editor of a recently published book, Collaborative Governance for Local Economic Development: Lessons from Countries around the World (Routledge, 2019).

Dr. Jeon is a recipient of the 2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Excellence in Teaching Maroon Award.  Previously, she was nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Maroon Award in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, and for the 2018-2019 University Excellence in Teaching Award.


  • Ph.D., Policy, Planning and Development (specialization: Public Management), University of Southern California
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), Seoul National University
  • Bachelor of Law, Seoul National University

Fields of Specialization

  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Interorganizational Networks and Collaboration
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSC 280QR Introduction to Empirical Methods of Political Research (on campus & online)
  • PAD 380QR Public Sector Research Methods (on campus & online)
  • PAD 411 Public Sector Human Resources

Graduate Courses

  • PAD 610 Foundations of Pubic Administration (on campus & online)
  • PAD 711 Pubic Personnel Management (on campus & online)
  • PAD 712 Implementation and Reform of Public Programs
  • PAD 773 Administration and Ethics in Public Service (on campus & online)
  • PAD 780 Public Sector Research Methods (on campus & online)
  • PSC 790S Public Administration Case Study - Public Management in Seoul (Study Abroad)