Dr. Chul Hyun Park is an Associate Professor and the co-director of the Open Governance Lab, both at the Clinton School of Public Service. He teaches Field Research in Public Service, Introduction to Data Analysis, and Seminar in Program Evaluation for Clinton School Online. Prior to joining the Clinton School, he was a postdoctoral research associate and full-time instructor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.
Regarding his research, he has been interested in open and collaborative governance between the government and non-state stakeholders. In particular, he has conducted various research projects on emerging technologies that enable multiple actors across the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors to effectively communicate and collaborate with one another to collectively resolve complex social problems like disasters and crises. His research areas broadly include e-government, open governance, emergency management, and program evaluation. His research work has been published in high quality peer-reviewed journals, including Evaluation and Program Planning, Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, International Review of Administrative Sciences, New Media and Society, Public Performance and Management Review, and the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
Additionally, he is currently leading the Open Governance Lab and conducting multidisciplinary research projects on cybersecurity preparedness, citizen science, and online deliberation in collaboration with a large group of research collaborators across the globe.
He is originally from South Korea, and he received a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgia State University and Seoul National University, respectively.