UT Dallas Prof Recognized for Influential Research

Dr. Young-Joo Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at UT Dallas, was honored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Administration Review (PAR) as a co-author for one of the 75 most influential articles ever published in PAR.

PAR created a list of its 75 most influential articles in celebration of the journal's 75th anniversary. The list also includes work by noted public administration scholars such as Herbert Simon and Robert Behn. Another UT Dallas professor, the late Dr. Larry Terry, was also included in the list for an article he published in 1998.

Dr. Lee's article, published in 2011, is titled "More Similarities or More Difference? Comparing Public and Nonprofit Managers' Job Motivation." The article examines how seven motivational aspects correlate with an individual's choice between public and nonprofit employment.

Like the other articles on the list, Dr. Lee's entry was honored for its quality research, relevance to the practice of public administration, and thought-provoking nature.