Ahn, Byong Man 1941-

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AHN, Byong Man 1941-


Born February 8, 1941, in Seoul, Korea; married Chung Hee Park; children: Chung Hoon, Chung Ah. Ethnicity: "Korean." Education: Seoul National University, B.A., 1964, M.A., 1967; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1974.


Home—251-1103, Olympic Apartments Oryundong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea 138-151. Office—Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 270 Imun-dong, Dongdaemun-ku, Seoul, Korea 130-791. E-mail—[email protected].


Myongji University, Seoul, Korea, lecturer, associate professor, 1968-75; Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, associate professor, 1975-80, professor of public administration, 1980—, dean of student affairs, 1978-80, dean of planning and coordination, 1988-92, vice president of the university and dean of graduate school, 1992-94, president of the university, 1994-98, and 2002—. University of Florida, Gainesville, instructor, 1973-74; University of Delaware, Newark, Asian scholar in residence, 1981-82, distinguished visiting professor, 1981—; Harvard University, Boston, MA, visiting professor, 1981-93. Guest on Korean television programs, including Vision 21, Station YTN, 2002; Choi Dong Ho's Talkline, Station YTN, 2002; and Real Talk: Kim, Dong Geon's Korea, Station KBS, 2003.


Korean Association for Public Administration (president, 1994), Korean Political Science Association, Korean Fulbright Alumni Association (president, 1996-98).


Paper of the Year, Korean Political Science Association, 1987; National Order of Merit, Government of Colombia, 1998; best paper award, Applied Psychology: An International Review, 2002; honorary D.H.L., University of Delaware, 2004.


(With others) A System of Korean Politics and Administration, Pakyong-sa (Seoul, Korea), 1982.

Politics and Government in Korea, Dasan Publishing (Seoul, Korea), 1985, 4th edition, 1999.

(With others) Modern Politics in Korea, Bupmun-sa (Seoul, Korea), 1986.

(With others) Elections in Korea, Dasan Publishing (Seoul, Korea), 1987.

(With others) Rural Development in South Korea, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE), 1991.

(With others) Korean Agricultural Development Policy, Geul-gil (Seoul, Korea), 1993.

(With others) Korean Politics, Bupmun-sa (Seoul, Korea), 1993.

(Editor, with John Halligan and Stephen Wilks) Reforming Public and Corporate Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals.


Byong Man Ahn told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to further my academic research and teaching. The particular influences on my work are changes in policy and administration in Korea. My writing is inspired by my academic curiosity and scientific research."