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LEE Seulki

(On Leave)
Full-time Faculty
Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Lee Kong Chian Fellow
School of Social Sciences SOSS

Dr Seulki Lee is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and a Lee Kong Chian Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University. Her research seeks to improve the collaborative and participatory dynamics of democratic governance. She examines accountability challenges in collaborative governance, citizen participation in policy making and implementation processes, and representation issues in public management. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and the American Review of Public Administration. She received the 2020 Dissertation Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). She currently serves as Editor at Local Government Studies.

Dr Lee teaches courses included in the Public Policy and Public Management (PPPM) second major curriculum, including Public Sector Management and Collaborative Governance.

Born in South Korea, she received her master’s in public administration from Seoul National University and PhD from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Prior to her academic career, she served as an Inspector in the Korean National Police Agency. She joined SMU in 2020.


  • PhD (Public Administration), New York University, 2020
  • MA (Public Administration), Seoul National University, 2013
  • BA (Public Administration), Korean National Police University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership
  • Public Accountability
  • Comparative Public Policy

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Public Sector Management 
  • Collaborative Governance