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Dr. Sung-Ju Kim and Colleagues Awarded “Best Faculty Paper” at Regional Conference

Sung-Ju Kim (right) is handed an award for a recent tenure promotion by Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson (left).

Dr. Sung-Ju Kim, an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, and his colleagues were recently awarded “Best Faculty Paper” at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA).

The winning paper, titled “Navigating Social Equity in Nonprofit Organizations: An Exploratory Investigation into the Perspectives of Practitioners and Scholars,” examines the similarities and differences in perceptions toward social equity between practitioners and scholars in the nonprofit sector. The author was Bok Gyo Jeong of Kean University and was co-authored by Jung Ah (Kean University), Sung-Ju Kim (NC State University), Deborah Mohammed-Spigner (Institute of Social Equity and Sustainability, and Sarah Mack (Kean University).

Dr. Kim expressed gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the collaborative efforts of his colleagues who contributed to the paper’s success. Beyond recognizing individual excellence, the award reflects the institution’s dedication to fostering academic brilliance.

The NECoPA is intended to provide educational opportunities for scholars (faculty and students), practitioners (administrators and policymakers), and others interested in public service in a collaborative environment by educating the general public and members of the organization on current issues, research, and practice in public and nonprofit organizations.