2019                   Ph.D., University at Albany-SUNY, Public Policy

                            Dissertation: Understanding the Adoption and

                            Implementation of Body-Worn Camera Policies in State

                            and Local Governments and Their Effects on Police



2009                   MPA, Seoul National University, Public Administration

                            Thesis: “A Study on the Reasons for Choosing a Career in

                            Policing and Turnover Intention”


2005                   BA, Korean National Police University, Law



STATA, R, Excel, Access


Statistical analysis:

Multivariate analysis

Quasi-experimental design

Spatial Analysis

Time series analysis

Data managing and coding the data


2020                 Best Poster Award, International Conference on Digital           

                          Government Research

2020                 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, Rockefeller College,

                          State University of New York at Albany

2019                 Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Student Manuscript Award, Network of

                          Schools of  Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

2017                 Steve Jackson Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award,    

                          Rockefeller College, State University of New York at Albany

2014-2016       Fulbright Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

2014-2015       World Fellowship grant from The Delta Kappa Gamma Society 

                          International for Doctoral Studies


Pyo, Sunyoung. Online First. Do Body-Worn Cameras Change Law Enforcement Arrest Behavior? A National Study of Local Police Departments. The American Review of Public Administration

Pyo, Sunyoung. Online First. Understanding the Adoption and Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras among U.S. Local Police Departments. Urban Affairs Review

Pyo, Sunyoung. 2020. Contingency Factors Explaining Policy Adoption: Body-Worn Camera Policy Across U.S. States. Policy Sciences 53(3): 413-435 

Pyo, Sunyoung. Forthcoming. Do distributive and procedural justice perceptions matter for public employees? Evaluating the role of the occupational status and organizational culture. 한국행정논집. (In Korean)

Pyo, Sunyoung, and Jeyong Jung. Forthcoming. A Study on Body-Worn Camera Implementation: Focusing on the Body-Worn Camera Policies in the U.S. Local Police Departments. Police Science Studies. (In Korean)

Gasco, Mila, Erika G. Martin, Luigi Reggi, Sunyoung Pyo, and Luis F. Luna-Reyes. 2017. Promoting the Use of Open Government Data: Cases of Training and Engagement. Government Information Quarterly 35(2): 233-242

Pyo, Sunyoung. 2013. A Study on the Effects of Organizational Culture and Job Characteristic on Public Service Motivation in the Police. The Journal of Police Science (Korean Journal) 13(2): 191- 216


Pyo, Sunyoung, Gender representation in Police Organization: How upper-level and street-level female bureaucrats differ in their roles? (working paper)

Martin, Erika G., Sunyoung Pyo, Mila Gasco-Hernandez, Luis F. Luna-Reyes. Using open data in the classroom for public affairs education: decision-making with hip replacements and food safety. (working paper)

Working experience

Senior Inspector, Instructor / 2019-present

Korean National Police University

Teaching Assistant / 2017-2018

Introduction to Public Policy (PAD 140), University at Albany (undergraduate)

Instructor and Teaching Assistant / 2014-2017

Data, Model, and Decisions I (PAD 504), University at Albany (graduate)

Senior Inspector, Instructor / 2011-2014

Korean Police Training Institute

Inspector, Intelligence Analyst / 2008-2011

Intelligence Bureau, Korean National Police Agency

Inspector, Investigator / 2006-2007

Economic Crimes Division, Wonju Police Department, Korea

Inspector, Patrol Team Leader / 2005-2006

Wonju Police Department, Korea


Korean National Policy University


Police Intelligence Theory (undergraduate; instructor)

Police Planning Theory (undergraduate; instructor)

Intelligence Analysis (undergraduate; instructor)

Applied Statistics (undergraduate; instructor)


University at Albany


PAD504 - Data, Model, and Decisions I (master; instructor and teaching assistant)

PAD140 - Introduction to Public Policy (undergraduate; teaching assistant)


Korean Police Training Institute


Police Intelligence Analysis Course (police officers; instructor)