Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UT Dallas Student Wins ASPA Junior Asian Scholar Award

The American Society for Public Administration awarded this year’s Junior Asian Scholar Award to UT Dallas student Kwang Bin Bae.

The award, which recognizes Asian graduate students who demonstrate scholarly promise, included a cash prize and recognition at the ASPA Section on Korean Public Administration meeting on March 16.

Bae received the award in recognition of a paper that was accepted for presentation at the 2014 ASPA annual meeting. The paper, presented with Doug Goodman, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at UT Dallas,  was entitled "The Influence of Family-Friendly Policies on Turnover and Performance in South Korea."

The study investigated the relationship between family-friendly policies and organizational performance, voluntary turnover rate and labor productivity, using the Korea Workplace Panel Survey data from 2005 to 2009.  The result of the analysis suggests that the number of family-friendly policies is positively associated with labor productivity in public organizations. However, the number of family-friendly policies does not reduce the turnover rate. 

Bae is currently a teaching assistant at UT Dallas pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Affairs.

Brown Bag Lecture: The Brains of Leaders Study

On Friday, April 25, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will conclude this year’s Public Affairs and Sociology Brown Bag Lecture Series with a presentation by UT Dallas’s own Dr. L. Douglas Kiel.

Dr. Kiel, a professor of public affairs and administration, will be presenting a talk titled: “The Brains of Leaders Study: An Exploratory Study of the Brains of Local Leaders.”

Organized by UT Dallas Assistant Professor Dr. Young-Joo Lee, the lecture series has provided students with the opportunity to meet and connect with scholars from UT Dallas as well as universities across the United States.

Dr. Kiel’s Brown Bag Lecture will be held from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Irving Hoch Seminar Room in Green Hall (GR 3.606).