Min Woo Ahn

Ph.D. Candidate

Minwoo Ahn is a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona’s School of Government and Public Policy. His academic training revolves around the field of public administration and management in the U.S. and South Korea. His current research focuses on the application and refinement of collaborative governance framework and theory. He is particularly interested in the relationship between institutional context, collaborative process and outcome by creatively bridging quantitative and qualitative methodology. He is interested in structural patterns and behavioral dynamics around collaborative governance. His applied works have studied collaborative governance in the context of natural resource management and energy policy in the U.S. including watershed partnership, collaborative federal land management and renewable energy promotion. Before he moved to the U.S., he studied in South Korea and published academic articles around the topic of local governance and civic participation. He also worked as a consultant at one of the South Korean government agencies. In this job, he advised numerous local governments in order to promote smart and digital governance system.