National Service

Board Member, Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE®) Foundation, Inc. and WIFLE®, Inc. (2015-2021) (also served as a Senior Advisor from 2012-2014)


Task Force Member, National Coalition of Law Enforcement Organizations (NCLEO), in response to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing (2015-2016)

Service to the Profession

Founding Member, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Hawai'i Chapter (2019-Present)

Member, Host and Planning Committee, 2021 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference, Honolulu, HI (2018-2021)

Reviewer, Refereed Journals 

          Feminist Criminology

          International Journal of Public Administration

          International Review of Administrative Sciences

          Journal of Public Affairs Education

          Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

          Policing: An International Journal 

          Public Administration

          Public Administration Quarterly

          Public Administration Review

          Public Integrity

          Public Personnel Management

          Review of Public Personnel Administration

          Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

          State and Local Government Review

          Women & Criminal Justice

Reviewer, Book Proposals

          Maternity Leave: Policy and Practice (2018)

          Research Basics: Design to Data Analysis in Six Steps (2016)











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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.

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