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Hsiang-Kai (Dennis) Dong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan. His research interests include public and nonprofit management, theory of decision-making, and organizational theory and behavior. His most recent publications deal with the relationships between individual risk propensity and various individual behaviors including sector choices, volunteering behaviors, and individual innovativeness.
Dennis holds a B.A. in public administration from NCCU and an M.P.A. from the Bush School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the University of Georgia (UGA) where he worked with Dr. Barry Bozeman. After graduation from UGA, Dennis worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University where he helped the establishment of the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD). During this period, Dennis was also the project manager of the latest iteration of the National Administrative Studies Project (NASP), a large-scale survey research project examining state government employees’ work-related attitudes and decision-making.
Dennis is currently responsible for a research project called ‘Deliberative Democracy in Academia – Integration of the Academic Journal Evaluation Systems in Taiwan.’ This research project is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology and it aims at finding solutions to integrate the two parallel academic journal evaluation systems in Taiwan in the field of humanity and social science. Dennis is also working on a research project supported by the Examination Yuan to build indices for a more productive and effective civil service in Taiwan. He has taught several courses including Public Management, Organizational Behavior, Program Evaluation, Quantitative Research Methods, and Introduction to Statistics.