Pan Suk Kim is professor of public administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea. He also is an elected lifetime international fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. He was the dean of the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University. He received his degrees in public administration: his BA from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, his MPA from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and his PhD from American University in Washington, DC.
Kim has led a number of professional associations including the Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration (KOSPPA), as well as regional and international associations including the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels. He was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA) in New York for two terms (2006-2009, 2010-2013) and was a vice chairperson of UNCEPA (2010-2013).
Kim has broad experience as an expert in governmental affairs. He was secretary to the president for personnel policy (presidential appointee) in the Office of the [Korean] President and the Minister of the Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea. He has also served as a member of the Administrative Reform Committee (ARC) and several Policy Advisory Committees in the Korean central government.
He was the editor-in-chief of the Asian Review of Public Administration
(ARPA), the Korean Policy Studies Review
(KPSR) and the International Review of Public Administration
(IRPA) in Korea, as well as deputy editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences
(IRAS). He has published more than 200 refereed articles in domestic and international journals and authored several books. He currently is a member of the editorial board of several international journals including Public Administration Review
(PAR), Public Management Review
(PMR), Public Money and Management
(PMM), Public Administration and Development
(PAD), the International Journal of Public Administration
, Public Organization Review
and the Halduskultuur
(Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance).
He has received several awards including the International Public Administration Award (2009), the Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service (2012), the Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award (2019) and the Fred W. Riggs Award (2019, SICA) from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). In September 2017, he received the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). In May 2019, he received the AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Administration from the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA). He is an expert on civil service reform, public management reform and governance innovation.
Pan Suk Kim is professor of public administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea. He received his PhD from American University and was on the faculties of Austin Peay State University and Old Dominion University. He has served as minister of personnel management and secretary to the president for personnel policy in the Office of the President. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Pan would be an excellent International Director for the following reasons. First, he has been active in nearly all aspects of ASPA's international relationships for more than 30 years. He has developed an extensive and ever-growing international network of people in this field. Accordingly, he would expand ASPA's international membership and promote international participation in ASPA’s Annual Conference; encourage and facilitate greater coordination and more international connections between possible international partners and ASPA’s related Sections and Chapters; and, in doing so, organize more productive joint activities.
Second, ASPA needs an International Director with the wide range of global connections Pan has developed over the years. He is a past president of national, regional and international associations: the Korean Society for Public Personnel Administration; the Asian Association for Public Administration; and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences. He was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration for two terms.
Finally, he knows ASPA well, having regularly attended ASPA’s Annual Conferences throughout the years and served in various capacities for ASPA including National Council member; Chair of the Section on Professional and Organizational Development; a board member of the Section on International and Comparative Administration; a member of the Section on Korean Public Administration; and a founding member of the International Chapter. He currently serves on the editorial boards of major international journals including Public Administration Review
Andrew Podger was a long-term public servant before joining academia. Amongst his senior appointments were:
- Public service commissioner 2002-2004;
- Secretary of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care (and related designations) 1996-2002
- Secretary of the Australian Department of Housing and Regional Development 1994-1996
- Secretary of the Australian Department of Administrative Services (and related designations) 1993-94
He also was a senior executive in Defence (Deputy Secretary in charge of Acquisition and Logistics from 1990-1993), Finance (1982-1990) and Social Security (1978-1982). He previously worked in the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Social Welfare Commission and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, mostly on social statistics and social policy.
Before leaving the Australian Public Service in 2005, he chaired a review of the delivery of health and aged care services for then-Prime Minister, John Howard.
Since then, he has been an adjunct professor at Australian National University (ANU) and Griffith University, and at Xi'an Jiao Tong University in China. He is also a visiting professor at Zhejiang University.
He was appointed professor of public policy at ANU on a part-time basis in 2010 and appointed honorary professor of public policy from July 2014.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in the United States, a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration in Australia and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
Since 2012 he has been a public member of the Australian Press Council. He was awarded an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2004.
Andrew Podger has high international standing in the public administration (PA) community. He was involved with the establishment of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). He has, for the last 10 years, played the key leadership role for the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration and regularly visits universities across China. He has advised various governments across Asia and actively participates in many international PA forums. He is on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review (now as an associate editor), Review of Public Personnel Administration and the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
Podger is an experienced board member. He has been on the boards of ANZSOG, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA)—including nearly six years as national president—and the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management.
Third, he understands the worlds of both research and practice; he is the classic "pracademic." He had a long and successful career in the Australian Public Service, including three years as Australia’s public service commissioner. Despite lacking a PhD, he has held full professorial status at the Australian National University since 2010 and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2011. His publications cover financial and personnel management, the role of the civil service, retirement incomes policy, health financing policy and tax and welfare.
Finally, he knows ASPA and ASPA knows him. He has attended every Annual Conference since 2011. He has assisted ASPA with the management of the International Conference on Public Administration and is on the International Chapter council. He participates regularly in ASPA conference sessions organized by the Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations, Section on International and Comparative Administration, Section on Chinese Public Administration and Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance. He was presented with ASPA’s International Public Administration Award in 2016. He was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2016.
Hugo Renderos is currently performing consulting work for non-governmental organizations focusing on decentralization, citizen security and economic development in Nicaragua and El Salvador. He has taught public administration and political science in universities in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States.
He holds two undergraduate and two graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska. After attending law school at the University of North Dakota, he completed his doctorate degree in urban studies and public affairs at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
His research focuses on peace studies, peace accord negotiations, terrorism and gang-linked transnational criminal activity, and regime transformation. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, listening to music, photography and spending time with family.
Ever since I joined ASPA five years ago, I have been involved with various Sections and Chapters. I started as International Chapter (IC) secretary until elections took place. I was elected president-elect in 2015 and just this past July I stepped down as IC president. This December 2019, I will finish my second year as Chair of the Section on Democracy and Social Justice. I also serve as a board member for the Section on Intergovernmental and Administration and Management. In only a five-year period, I have chaired one Section, one Chapter and served as a board member of another Section.
I have lived in four different countries and visited numerous others where I have made connections for potential collaboration with government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. All of these contacts will benefit ASPA because I will foster ASPA membership and help the aforementioned institutions network and collaborate on various practical and academic projects.
As an active conference attendee, have not missed a single conference yet and am always looking for intra-ASPA Chapter-Section collaboration. It is important that IC members collaborate with existing Sections and Chapters to expand and share ways that public administration functions in different parts of the world.
The IC has more than 200 members and only about a dozen are actively participating in the Chapter’s activities. I will reinvigorate the IC by surveying the members’ needs and provide an avenue for their say. I will make the IC an inclusive Chapter where its membership is actively participating in its activities, academic and practical collaboration is sought, and highlight membership activities, accomplishments, recognition and promotions.
Your vote for me is my contract with you to carry through with my word as detailed above. Please vote for me; I will do what I promise so that ASPA continues to serve your needs as a society.
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