Gowun “Gonnie” Park

Ph.D. Graduate
Gowun "Gonnie" Park started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy & Management in 2017. Prior to joining the program, she worked as a Data Analyst and Research Project Manager in nonprofit organizations in South Korea and the U.S. Gonnie earned a Master of Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Her research interests focus on (1) the effect of institutional, environmental, and organizational factors on nonprofits’ financial outcomes; (2) the adoption of accountability systems in the nonprofit sector as a strategic choice of nonprofits; and (3) the organizational and societal conditions under which nonprofits promote civic engagement and democratic values in contemporary society.
MPP, University of Chicago, 2016
MBA, Boston College, 2012
Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
Performance Measurement and Evaluation
Interorganizational and Intersectoral Partnerships
Civic Engagement and Advocacy

Suárez, David F. and Gowun Park. 2022. “Resilient but Frayed: The Civic Threads of the Puget Sound Nonprofit Sector.” Global Perspectives 3 (1): 36342. https://doi.org/10.1525/gp.2022.36342

Park, Gowun and Benjamin M. Brunjes. “Engaging Citizens in Government Contracting: A Theoretical Approach for the Role of Social Service Nonprofits,” Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (PPMG). https://doi.org/10.1093/ppmgov/gvac020

Ward, Kevin, Dyana Mason, Gowun Park, and Rachel Fyall. “Exploring Nonprofit Advocacy Research Methods and Design: A Systematic Review of the Literature,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ). https://doi.org/10.1177/08997640221131747


David F. Suarez (Chair)
Mary Kay Gugerty
Benjamin Brunjes