Assistant Professor and Advisor to the Nonprofit and Community Leadership Concentration



Yonsei University (2011), B.A. in Public Administration
Yonsei University (2013), M.P.A. in Public Administration
Syracuse University (2021), Ph.D. in Public Administration

Primary Research Interests:

nonprofit, public management, public policy, nonprofit boards, nonprofit governance


Nara's research focuses on nonprofit and public management and often draws on other areas such as public policy and social media technology. Her dissertation investigates questions related to nonprofit board interlock networks, which occur between nonprofits when they have overlapping board members. In this work, Nara examines how these board interlock networks emerge and how they influence board governance policy adoption. Prior to graduate school, Nara worked for a foundation on program evaluation where she designed and evaluated the education services program for secondary schools and nonprofit organizations.

Recent Publications

Rothbart, M. W., & Yoon, N. (forthcoming 2021). How Do Nonprofit Hospitals Respond to Regulatory Changes? Evidence from Minimum Charity Care Provision Laws. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 

Brudney, J. L., & Yoon, N. (2021). Don’t You Want My Help? Volunteer Involvement and Management in Local Government. American Review of Public Administration, 51(5), 331-344.

Brudney, J. L., & Yoon, N. (2021). Volunteers. In List R.A, Anheier H.K, and Toepler S. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer.

Yoon, N. (2020). Understanding Theoretical Orientation and Consequences of Board Interlock: Integration and Future Direction. Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

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