Dr. Namkyung Oh

Dr. Namkyung Oh

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Public Administration and Urban Studies
Office: Olin 222
Phone: 330-972-6307
Email: namkyun@uakron.edu


Namkyung Oh is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are in public administration and policy, emergency management, strategic management, and knowledge management in public sector. Dr. Oh teaches courses in introduction to the profession of public administration, emergency management policy and implementation, statistics, survey research methods, social network analysis currently. 

Consultancies and Public Service

LG CNS Entrue Consulting Partners

The Presidential Commission on Policy Planning (PCPP), Republic of Korea

Korea Cultural Policy Institute (KCPI)

People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy


American Political Science Association (APSA)

Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)


“The evidence of strategic learning in designing adaptive system for disaster response: How explored knowledge was exploited in response to Hurricane Gustav?” Journal of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. (Forthcoming)

“Dynamics of Disaster Recovery: Resilience and Entropy in Hurricane Response Systems,” with Louise K. Comfort, Public Organization Review, December 2009, Springer, USA.

“Designing resilience system for disaster response and mitigation: the role of structure”, in Designing Resilience for Extreme Events: Sociotechnical Approaches, Louise K. Comfort eds., University of Pittsburgh Press, PA, 2010.