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 area of research revolves around reconciling public bureaucracy with democratic principles. He explores issues related to bureaucratic accountability and responsiveness, street-level bureaucracy, and citizen-state interactions, with a focus on policing and law enforcement. 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. 

Inkyu’s scholarly articles have been featured in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), Governance, Public Administration (PA), American Review of Public Administration (ARPA), and Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.