Public Administration Faculty
Craig P. Donovan, Ph.D.
Phone: 908-737- 4261
Office Location: Hynes Hall 504I
Dr. Craig P. Donovan, Coordinator of the BA/MPA Honors Program in the School of Public Administration and Criminal Justice, is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business and Public Management. For the past quarter-century, he has been a national advocate for good government. A lifetime member of the American Society for Public Administration, he served on the National Council and is a Founding Member of the LGBT Advocacy Alliance. He served as past President of Pi Alpha Alpha, the International Honor Society for Public Administration, and as Chair of a number of Professional Sections including Undergraduate Education and Small-Core Programs. A Teacher of the Year at Kean, he has published numerous research articles and texts, as well as other books and popular press pieces. His teaching areas include Information Management, Innovation in Government, and Management Excellence.
Bok Gyo Jeong, Ph.D.
Non Profit Coordinator
Phone: 908-737- 4282
Office Location: Hynes Hall 505L
Dr. Bok Gyo Jeong is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching areas include Quantitative Methods, Comparative Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management. His research interests include nonprofit accountability, social enterprises, and the partnership between civil society and international organizations. He was a former intern in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. Currently, he serves as Executive Board Member of the Nonprofit Policy, Practice, and Partnerships Section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He has been proactively involved in the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). His research has been published in multiple books and peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Asian Survey, and Social Enterprise Journal.
Jung Ah (Claire) Yun, Ph.D.
Office Location: Hynes Hall 505M
Jung Ah (Claire) Yun is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration and Criminal Justice. Her research focuses on public and nonprofit management including collaborative governance, human resource management, and financial management. She was an Adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University- Newark, while she was pursuing her doctoral work. Dr. Yun has extensive work experience as a manager at KEPCO (Korea Electric Corporation). Her responsibility is managing contracts and accounts for overseas power projects and coordinating contractors, government officials, and members of international organizations. Her research has been presented at numerous conferences and accepted in Public Personnel Management and Journal of Public Affairs Education (forthcoming).
Ph.D.: Rutgers University–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Public Administration (2018)
MPA: Rutgers University–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration
MA: Seoul National University, Korea, Sociology
BA: Seoul National University, Korea, French Language, and Literature
Carey Brown, M.P.A.
Lecturer - Public Administration
Office Location: Hynes Hall 505H
Carey H. Brown has an 18-year career in the public sector and is currently serving as a Board of Trustee on the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and on the State of NJ Dept. of Pension and Benefits Actuary Committee. Carey was an Investigator for 11 years in the Department of Treasury and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. His research interests focus on minority male student retention, student success, first-generation learners, international students, student-faculty engagement, cognitive and non-cognitive methods of learning, diversity in the curriculum, and inclusion of students. He taught as a Part-Time Lecturer at the School of Public Affairs and Administration for Rutgers University - Newark campus and Adjunct professor teaching College Success Seminar courses in the Business Division at Essex County College- Newark, NJ campus.
Ruthann Russo, Ph.D., JD, DAc, MPH
Lecturer - Public Administration
MPA Program Coordinator
Office Location: Hynes Hall 504D
Ruthann is a lecturer in the Master of Public Administration Program. She is also the Director of the MPA Program and the Coordinator for the Health Services Administration specialization. She has worked as a healthcare attorney for several Academic Medical Centers across the US. She was also the founder and CEO of 4 health information technology startups. More recently, she has trained as an Integrative and Chinese medicine practitioner and worked with several large non-profit health systems in New Jersey and New York City. She is board certified in Chinese Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She has published research on (1) the impact of senior healthcare executives’ self-care practices on the financial success of their organizations, (2) the impact of employee wellness programs on team productivity and creativity, and (3) the role of group treatment in improving population health. In her current research, she is exploring the actions of non-profit health systems in promoting social medicine and health justice and fulfilling community needs. She has earned doctorate degrees in Law (JD, American University, Washington College of Law), Integrative Medicine (Ph.D., Saybrook University), Business Administration (Ph.D., Touro University), and Chinese Medicine (DAC, Pacific College of Health and Sciences) and a Masters in Public Administration (MPH, Rutger’s University).