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Education

PhD, Public Administration and Public Policy, Auburn University

MS, Criminal Justice, University of Alabama at Birmingham

BA, Political Science, North Carolina State University

Academic Appointments

Acting Director, Public Administration Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (June-December 2021)

Graduate Chair, Public Administration Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2020-Present)

Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2020-Present)

Assistant Professor, Public Administration Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (2017-2020)

Assistant Professor, MPA Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (2014-2017)

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor (Social Equity Section), Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (2021-Present)

Editorial Board, Public Personnel Management (2020-Present)

Editorial Board, Review of Public Personnel Administration (2020-Present)

Editorial Board, Women & Criminal Justice (2022-Present)

Academic Conferences

2022. "Racial Diversity in Policing: Where are the Asian American Police Officers?" Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference, Jacksonville, FL, March 18.

2021. "Police Legitimacy and Symbolic Representation: An Examination of Racial Diversity Post-Executive Order 13684." Paper presented at the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference, Honolulu, HI (virtual), June 24.

 

2019. “All Boys Club? Male Officers Perception of Female Officers’ Workplace Experiences in Federal Law Enforcement.” Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference, Washington, DC, March 12.

2018. “Academic-Practitioner Collaboration on Gender Research in U.S. Federal Law Enforcement: Results from Three Coproduction Partnerships.” Paper presented at the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference, Singapore, May 31.

2018. “Academic-Practitioner Collaboration on Gender Research in Federal Law Enforcement: The Value of a Coproduction Process.” Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference, Denver, CO, March 9.

Other Invited Presentations and Workshops

2020. "Lessons in Leadership." Guest speaker at Florida International University Fall 2020 Public Policy and Administration Leadership Lecture Series, Miami, FL, November 20.

2020. "City & County of Honolulu Prosecutorial Debate." Co-moderator at the Hawai'i Innocence Project and William S. Richardson School of Law sponsored event, Honolulu, HI, January 28.

2019. "Lessons in Leadership." Guest speaker at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Fall 2019 Introduction to Public Administration, Honolulu, HI, October 14.

 

2019. "Women Leaders in Public Administration." Moderator at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Spring 2019 PASO Speaker Series, Honolulu, HI, March 29.

2018. “Women in U.S. Federal Law Enforcement: Challenges They Face in the Work Environment.” Guest speaker at Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan, August 8.

 

2018. “Work-Life Balance: Myth or Reality in Federal Law Enforcement.” Invited speaker at the 19th Annual Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE®) Leadership Training Conference, Rancho Mirage, CA, June 28.

 

2018. "Ethical Leadership." Guest speaker at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa AFROTC, Honolulu, HI, February 15.

 

2017. "Women in Federal Law Enforcement: Challenges They Face in the Work Environment." Guest speaker at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Fall 2017 Women's Studies Colloquia, Honolulu, HI, October 20. 

 

2015. "Status of Women in Policing/Federal Law Enforcement: Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion." Invited speaker at the 16th Annual Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE®) Leadership Training Conference, Tampa, FL, June 11.

Professional Memberships

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

ASPA Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA)

ASPA Section for Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR)

Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (WIFLE®)

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

 

 

 

Address

2424 Maile Way

Saunders Hall 631

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

Phone

808-956-7375

Email

helenyu@hawaii.edu

 

ALOHA

Dr. Yu is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and the Graduate Chair of the Public Administration Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her teaching focus includes leadership and ethics, and human resource management. Her research interests include the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of women in non-traditional occupations, in particular federal law enforcement. She is a Lt. Colonel (Retired) from the U.S. Air Force and a Special Agent (Retired) with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Follow her on Twitter @DrHelenHYu