David Lee, Faculty, Public Administration Program, UH Mānoa

David Lee

Assistant Professor
Office: Saunders 406
Telephone: 1 (808) 956-7748
Email: lee211@hawaii.edu

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I approach teaching very seriously. My teaching philosophy is to act as a facilitator who supports students' willingness to learn new concepts and who teaches how to collaborate with others to solve complicated social problems as a public administrator.


  • PhD, Public Affairs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2016 
  • MPA, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, 2008
  • BA, Public Administration, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, 2006


  • PUBA 614: Policy Implementation & Program Evaluation
  • PUBA 626: Collaborative Public Management
  • PUBA 696: Capstone Seminar


My research interests fall within the broad areas of public management and program evaluation. Specifically, I am interested in how internal management and interorganizational collaboration affect the quality and outcomes of public programs, particularly at the local level.