Eunju Rho, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: IA 211


Ph.D., University of Georgia

Eunju Rho is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and her M.P.A degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She also received her M.P.A. and B.A. from Korea University in South Korea. Her research and teaching interests focus broadly on various aspects of public management, including interorganizational management, government contracting, managerial behavior, and performance management. She has received the Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Grant from the American Political Science Association to analyze the U.S. local government contracting performance. Rho’s work has appeared in Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, and other journals. Prior to joining NIU, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron.  

Area of Expertise

Selected Conference Presentations

Rho, E., Yun, T., & Lee, K. (2015). Does Organizational Image Matter? Image, Identification, and Employee Behaviors in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. Public Administration Review, 75(3), 421-431. 

Rho, E. (2013). Contracting Revisited: Determinants and Consequences of Contracting Out for Public Education Services. Public Administration Review, 73(2), 327-337. 

Rho, E., Lim, C., & Hong, S. (2016). Behavioral Intention to Participate in a Public Program: Examining the Roles of Motivational and Policy Design Factors. International Review of Public Administration, 21(3), 233-249. 

Christensen, R. K., Whiting, S. W., Im, T., Rho, E., Stritch, M. J., and Park, J. H. (2013). Public Service Motivation, Task, and Nontask Behavior: A Performance Appraisal Experiment with Korean MPA and MBA Students. International Public Management Journal, 16(1), 28-52.

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