Eunju Rho

Eunju Rho is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and her M.P.A degree from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She also received her M.P.A. and B.A. from Korea University in South Korea. Her research and teaching interests focus broadly on various aspects of public management, including interorganizational management, government contracting, managerial behavior, and performance management. She has received the Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Grant from the American Political Science Association to analyze the U.S. local government contracting performance. Rho’s work has appeared in Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, and other journals. Prior to joining NIU, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron.  

Area of Expertise

  • Public administration and management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Performance management
  • Government contracting
  • Interorganizational Collaboration

Selected Publications

Rho, E., and Han, S. (2021) Relative Managerial Networking and Performance: The Moderating Role of Environmental Context. Public Administration Review. Public Administration Review, 81(2), 205-219

Rho, E., Kim, S, and Han, S. (2020). Taking Context and Strategy Seriously: The Contracting Out Decision in the U.S. Public Education. Public Management Review.

Rho, E., and Lee, K. (2018). Gendered Networking: Gender, Environment, and Managerial Networking. Public Administration Review, 78(3), 409-421.

Rho, E., Yun, T., and Lee, K. (2015). Does Organizational Image Matter? Image, Identification, and Employee Behaviors in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. Public Administration Review, 75(3), 421-431.

Rho, E. (2013). Contracting Revisited: Determinants and Consequences of Contracting Out for Public Education Services. Public Administration Review, 73(2), 327-337.

Associate Professor
Office: IA 211


Ph.D., University of Georgia

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