Inkyu Kang is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Prior to his academic career, he served as an inspector in the National Police in South Korea for four years, which inspired his interest in various aspects of policing and public service.
His overarching research theme is to reconcile public management with democratic values such as equity, representation, and accountability. Within this framework, he addresses various research questions that are centered around street-level bureaucracy, citizen-state interactions, and performance management and leadership.
His methodological approaches are varied, including vignette and conjoint experiments, natural and quasi experiments, observational studies using surveys and administrative data, and mixed-methods approach. He is genuinely passionate about producing high-quality research that connects to pressing issues in the real world.