Dr. Yongbeom Hur

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Human resource management in the public sector 
  • Public organization analysis 
  • Quantitative approach to public management


  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Kentucky 
  • M.A. in Public Administration, Ohio State University 
  • B.S., Seoul National University, Korea

Courses Taught

  • Graduate courses:
    • Organization theory & organizational behavior 
    • Decision making in public administration 
    • Seminar in public administration 
    • MPA capstone seminar
  • Undergraduate courses:
    • Public management 
    • Research methods 
    • Introduction to public administration 
    • State and local government 
    • Experiencing South Korea (Gen Ed: Local to Global Perspective) (http://hite189.wix.com/korea


Dr. Hur’s recent publications have appeared in refereed journals such as Journal of Public Affairs Education, Child Indicators Research, International Review of Administrative Sciences, and Public Administration Quarterly.

Title: Associate Professor of Public Administration
Department: Department of Government and Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8328

Office address
353L Anne Belk Hall