USC Price School of Public Policy

Ph.D. Student Job Market Candidates

  • Arthur Acolin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    acocapid@usc.edu

    https://sites.google.com/site/acolinarthur/home

    Education: M.Sc., London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris; B.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Housing, international development, land use policy, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Raphael Bostic

  • Yusun Cho

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    yusuncho@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University; M.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University; Master of Public Service & Administration, Texas A&M University

    Research Interests: Nonprofit and public management, organizational theory, collaborative governance, social network analysis, social media and big data, program evaluation and performance management

    Committee Chair: Dr. Nicole Esparza

  • Jenneille Hsu

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    jenneilh@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, National Taiwan University; Master of Public Policy, UCLA

    Research Interests: Environmental policy, economic development, governance, land use policy, non-profit management, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui-Yan Tang

  • Sanggyun Kang

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    sanggyuk@usc.edu

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Urban Engineering, Hong-Ik University, South Korea; Master of Science in Urban Planning, Columbia University

    Research Interests: Land use and transportation, freight transportation planning, urban economics, sub-metropolitan spatial distribution of economic activities and freight flows, location dynamics of warehouses and freight activities

    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Haram Lee

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    haramlee@usc.edu

    https://haramlee87.wordpress.com/

    Education: MSc Public Policy and Administration London School of Economics and Political Science; MSc Politics and Government in the European Union London School of Economics and Political Science; BSc Government and Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

    Research Interests: Governance, public administration, executive and bureaucratic politics, public and nonprofit organizations

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui Yan Tang

  • Lee, Hyojung

    Hyojung Lee

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    hyojung.lee@usc.edu

    http://www-scf.usc.edu/~hyojungl/

    Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy; Master of Planning, University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning, and Development; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, School of Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering; Minor in Economics, Magna cum laude, Seoul National University, School of Engineering

    Research Interests: Community development, housing, policy program evaluation, urban economics

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dowell Myers and Dr. Gary D. Painter

  • Ryan Merrill

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    ryanmerr@usc.edu

    Education: Masters of Pacific and International Affairs, University of California San Diego; B.A. in Government, University of Virginia; B.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Virginia

    Research Interests: Climate change, environmental policy, energy policy, comparative policy analysis, political economy, institutional economics, strategic management, development

    Committee Chair: Dr. Dan Mazmanian

  • Shin, Eun Jin

    Eun Jin Shin

    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

    eunjinsh@usc.edu

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/usceunjinshin

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea; Master of Urban Planning (MUP), University of Washington-Seattle

    Research Interests: Transportation, urban economics, social justice, public health

    Committee Chair: Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

  • Bo Wen

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    wenb@usc.edu

    http://wenbo.us/

    Education: Bachelors in Mass Communications, Shenzhen University; Masters of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: Civic engagement, community development, governance, international development, public administration, public management, organization studies.

    Committee Chair: Dr. Shui-Yan Tang

  • Matthew Young

    Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

    matthew.m.young@usc.edu

    Education: B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; M.P.P., University of Southern California

    Research Interests: Public management, public sector innovation and technology, governance, civic engagement, social justice

    Committee Chair: Dr. Juliet Musso