Brian Byung Hee Min

Brian Byung Hee Min

Assistant Professor


 Office: 2067 FAB, 656 West Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202

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Political Science Department | Wayne State University

Brian Byung Hee Min

Dr. Brian (Byung Hee) Min is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Political Science at Wayne State University, located in the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Min's academic journey includes the attainment of a Ph.D. from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, a B.A. in Public Administration from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in Sociology from Yonsei University in Korea.

Dr. Brian Min's research interests center on the interplay between public and nonprofit organizations, with a particular emphasis on management dynamics. His fascination lies in the behavioral aspects that come into play when examining collaborative efforts between government and nonprofit entities, recognizing the pivotal role such cooperation plays in enhancing their collective impact on society.

Moreover, Dr. Min is actively engaged in the exploration of external factors that influence the efficiency of nonprofit organizations. His investigations delve into how unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters profoundly affect the operations and effectiveness of nonprofits, thus contributing to the broader discourse on disaster management and preparedness.

His scholarly contributions have found a home in esteemed publications such as the Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), Administration and Society (A & S), Public Performance & Management Review (PPMR), Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML), and the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE).

Notably, he was honored with the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and was distinguished as a 2020 Founder's Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). His commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion has also been acknowledged through accolades such as the Diversity Scholar Award from ARNOVA.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Nonprofit Organizations:  Nonprofit management & leadership, Government collaboration, Community development and organizing, Capacity building, Disaster management


  • Public Management: Performance management, International public management, Financial management & budgeting, Organizational theory & behavior


  • M.A. Sociology, Yonsei University. Seoul, Korea,
  • Ph.D. Public Administration & Policy, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL
  • B.A. Public Administration & Policy, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI

Awards and grants

 UniKorea Grant Program 2023 (granted, $ 60,000)
PI: Empowering US-Based Third-Sector Organizations in Korean Reunification

Wayne State University Social Science Research Support Program (Proposed, &10,000)
PI Community-Driven Collaboration: Unpacking the Impact of Government Support on Metro Detroit Nonprofits and Stakeholders, Nov 2023

VSU FRSG-Grant Proposal (Granted, $ 5,000)
PI: Representative Democracy, Government Intervention, and Learning in Government- NPO Relationships. VSU Faculty Research Seed Grant Program, Valdosta State University. Jan 2022

Funded Report
N. Ki, T. Yoon & Byung H. Min (2020) Rethink, Reset, Recycle in Florida: Smart Recycling to Increase Local Recycling Rates and Reduce Contamination. Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, 2021

News mentions

Selected publications

S. Lim, Byung H. Min & D. Berlan. (2023) “Innovation, Organizational Learning, and Shared
Mission’s Impacts on Nonprofit Social Capital Creation.”. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Byung H. Min, K.H. Lee, S.J Hwang & J. Park. (2022) “Ownership Identity and Role of Nonprofit and
For-Profit Hospitals” Global Business and Finance Review. 27 (2), 78-91. DOI:

Byung H. Min. (2022) “Hybridization in government–civil society organization relationships: An
institutional logic perspective” Nonprofit Management and Leadership 32(3), 409-428,

Byung H. Min & Ralph S. Brower (2021) Social equity in the Asia Pacific region: Conceptualizations and
realities, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 26:1, 119-122, DOI: 10.1080/15236803.2019.1667472

Byung H. Min, Y.M. Oh, & R.S. Brower. (2020) “The effects of Diverse feedback Dynamics on
Performance Improvement: A Typology of Performance Feedback Signals”. Administration and Society.
53(1), 123-157

Byung H. Min & Y.M. Oh. (2020). “How Do Performance Gaps affect improvement in Organizational
Performance? Exploring the Mediating Roles of Proactive Activities.” Public Performance and
Management Review. 43(4), 766-789. DOI: 10.1080/15309576.2020.1713826

Book Translation: “Think in Tank” in Korean by Geoff Mulgan. Citizen and the World. Volume 15, 2009

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Courses taught by Brian Byung Hee Min

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023