Yulan Kim started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy & Management in 2017. Prior to joining the program, she worked as a Research Associate at the Center for International Development at the Korea Development Institute (KDI). She earned a Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Yulan also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

Yulan is interested in modes of public service delivery that employ cross-sector collaboration. In her dissertation, she investigates how governments serve as collaborative platforms to lead the co-production of regional social security services. She studies the impact of governments leading collaborative governance on citizen trust and participation, and how this shapes policy processes and the broader policyscape.

M.S. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2020
M.Sc. in Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011
B.A. in International Studies, Ewha Womans University, 2010
Collaborative governance
Public service provision
Citizen participation and trust
Policy processes
Institutional theory
Survey methods

Committee Chair

JoaquĆ­n Herranz Jr.

Associate Professor
PAR 340B
(206) 616-1647

Committee Members

Jennifer Stuber

stuber jenn
Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Rachel Fyall

Associate Professor
PAR 260E

Craig W. Thomas

Professor;
Faculty Council Chair
PAR 240E
(206) 221-3669