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Yon Jung Choi

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-4445
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Yon Jung Choi

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Humanities, Korea University (South Korea); MBA, Certification, Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technology (South Korea); MA, Ph.D., George Mason University

Bio

Dr. Choi has a BS in Humanities (undergraduate), MBA, MPP, and Ph.D. in Public Policy. Her research focuses on the growing involvement of private sector in global social and environmental policies, and its impact on global sustainable development.

585-475-4445

Currently Teaching

PUBL-500
3 Credits
This project-based course represents the culminating educational experience for public policy degree students. In the course, students work to identify and analyze a real-world policy-related problem at the local, state, federal, or international level. Typically, projects are informed by, and delivered to, outside stakeholders or clients who work with the students to help formulate, structure, and/or carry out the project. Students work in a team environment under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Under special circumstances students may work individually with the approval of the program.
PUBL-610
3 Credits
Technological innovation, the incremental and revolutionary improvements in technology, has been a major driver in economic, social, military, and political change. This course will introduce generic models of innovation that span multiple sectors including: energy, environment, health, and bio- and information-technologies. The course will then analyze how governments choose policies, such as patents, to spur and shape innovation and its impacts on the economy and society. Students will be introduced to a global perspective on innovation policy including economic competitiveness, technology transfer and appropriate technology.
PUBL-201
3 Credits
This course focuses on the connections and interplay between personal and social values, ethics, and public policy. It explores how values and norms influence public policies and how the resulting expressions of values through public policies impact the implementation and effectiveness of policy choices. It also delves into how different countries make widely different policy choices based on their citizens’ values and social norms. The course also considers how new developments in science and technology influence the interplay between values, ethics, and policy across multiple issues. In addition, this course explores how to formulate values-based explanations of certain public policy preferences. Topics range across the policy issue spectrum.
PUBL-510
3 Credits
Technological innovation, the incremental and revolutionary improvements in technology, has been a major driver in economic, social, military, and political change. This course will introduce generic models of innovation that span multiple sectors including: energy, environment, health, and bio- and information-technologies. The course also analyzes how governments choose policies, such as patents, to spur and shape innovation and its impacts on the economy and society. Students will be introduced to a global perspective on innovation policy including economic competitiveness, technology transfer and appropriate technology.