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Dr. Miyeon Song Joins Rutgers SPAA Faculty as Assistant Professor

Miyeon Song, PhD

Dr. Miyeon Song has joined the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark as an assistant professor starting in Fall 2021. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, she was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina and a visiting research scholar at American University. She is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research as a research economist.

"I am thrilled to join SPAA at Rutgers University–Newark," said Dr. Song. "SPAA has such a collegial and supportive environment, and I look forward to being part of it. I am also very excited to work alongside great scholars whose work I really admire."

Dr. Song’s research interests include topics in public management, organizational theory, performance assessment, democratic governance, and health policy and management. Her current research focuses primarily on public management and policy implementation with a particular emphasis on issues of quality and equity in public service provision.

She received the American Political Science Association’s 2021 Herbert Kaufman Best Paper Award and the Public Management Research Association’s 2020 Best Dissertation Award. Her work has been published in both public administration and political science journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Review of Public Administration, International Public Management Journal, and Public Management Review, among others. Dr. Song obtained her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University.