Jeongyoon Lee

Jeongyoon Lee

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Public Administration

Curriculum Vitae



Room:NQ 261

About Jeongyoon Lee

Dr. Lee joined the Political Science Department in the Fall of 2016. Her research focuses on inter-organizational policy networks, cross-sectoral collaborative governance, nonprofit organizations, and issues related to organizational sustainability. Dr. Lee’s teaching focuses on organizational behavioral theory, public policymaking, data analytics, state and local politics, and public and social entrepreneurship and social change

Dr. Lee has taught Problems in Public Policy (POLS 342), Public Administration (POLS 350), and Public and Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change (POLS 460) for the undergraduate program. For the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Program, Dr. Lee has taught Public and Social Entrepreneurship and Social Change (POLS 560), Issues in International Relations (POLS 610), Research Methods in Political Science (POLS 625), and Managing Organizations for Public Service (POLS 651).

Dr. Lee enjoys spending her free time fishing, listening to K-POP music, viewing surrealism paintings, and spending time with her family and friends.

Professional Experience

  • Ball State University: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, (2016-Present)
  • University of Maryland: Instructor, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (2015-2016)
  • University at Albany – State University of New York: Instructor, Department of Public Administration and Policy (2012-2014)



  • Ph.D.     Public Administration and Policy,  Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, University at Albany – State University of New York
  • M.P.A.   Master's of Public Administration,  Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.A.       Public Administration, European Studies, and French Language and Literature,  Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Korea


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Lee, J. & Lee, J. (2018) "When You Both Trust and Distrust the Other Side: The Roles of Asymmetric Power in a Policy Network" Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, 2018(1),
  • Lee, J., Rethemyer, R. K. & Park, H. H. (2018) "How Does Policy Funding Context Matter to Networks? Resource Dependence, Advocacy Mobilization, and Network Structures" Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 28(3), 388-405,
  • Lee, J. & Lee, J.* (2018) "Seeds of Distrust: Conflicts over Sustainable Development in a Local Fracking Policy Network in New York State" Public Management Review, 20(1), 108-135. *Equal authorship
  • Dodge, J. & Lee, J. (2017). "Framing Dynamics and Political Gridlock: The Curious Case of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York" Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 19(1), 14-34.
  • Gill, P., Lee, J., Rethemeyer, R. K., Horgan, J., & Asal, V. (2014). "Lethal Connections: The Determinants of Network Connections in the Provisional Irish Republican Army 1970-1998" International Interactions, 40(1), 52-78.
  • Lee, J. & Rethemeyer, R. K. (2013). "Same Differences: Comparing Social Service Policy Networks in the US and Korea" Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 15(5), 452-474.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper, Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Section, Academy of Management Conference (2018)
  • Summer Faculty Academy Teaching Fellowship: Immersive Learning Track, Ball State University (2018)
  • Outstanding Professor, Student Government Association, Ball State University (2018)
  • Faculty Recognition, National Residence Hall Honorary, Ball State University Chapter (2017)
  • New Faculty Start-Up Internal Research Grant, Ball State University (2016)
  • Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (2016)
  • NASPAA – Stats Emerging Award Recipient (2015)

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Public Administratio 350 1 1100 - 1215 T R NQ, room 293
Pub Soc Entp & Soc C 460 2 1400 - 1515 T R NQ, room 141
Pub Soc Entp & Soc C 560 2 1400 - 1515 T R NQ, room 141
Res Meth in Politica 625 1 1830 - 2110 R NQ, room 239
Research Paper 697 472 0000 - 0000