About Us

Kyoo-Man Ha

Assistant Professor

Mr. Kyoo-Man Ha is a highly accomplished and respected professional in the field of disaster management. With extensive experience and expertise in emergency management, he has made significant contributions to the field through research, education, and practical application. Mr. Ha holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (Public Policy) and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). His exceptional achievements have been acknowledged through various honors and awards, including being selected for 'Marquis Who's Who in the World' multiple times. With a strong academic background, extensive professional experience, and a commitment to promoting resilience, Mr. Ha continues to play a vital role in advancing the field of disaster management.



    - Ph.D.: Political science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US (1997)

    - M.A.: Political science, Iowa State University, US (1993)

    - Bachelor: Public administration, Pusan National University, South Korea (1991)


    - Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers, US (since July 2007)

Teaching Areas

    - Integrated emergency management

    - Emergency response

Research Interests

    - Emergency management

    - Environment policy

    - Public policy & public administration


    Published English papers on emergency management

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (1993). The role government in R&D diffusion: Comparative perspective. Master thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (1997). Technological development: The U.S. and Japan. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Ahn, Ji-Young. (2008). National emergency management systems: The United States and Korea. Journal of Emergency Management, 6(2): 31-44.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Ahn, Ji-Young. (2008). Developing voluntary agencies in emergency management: The United States and Korea. Journal of Emergency Management, 6(4): 39-50.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Ahn, Ji-Young. (2009). Application of “Spider-web approach” to Korean emergency management. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 6(1), Article 81.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2009). Chapter 24: Emergency management in Korea: Just started, but rapidly evolving. Comparative Emergency Management Book Project. https://training.fema.gov/hiedu/aemrc/booksdownload/compemmgmtbookproject/

    - Ahn, Ji-Young, Ha, Kyoo-Man, and Park, Sang-Hyun. (2010). National disaster medical systems in the United States and Korea. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 28(3): 326-344.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Ahn, Ji-Young. (2010). Local emergency management systems in the U.S. and Korea. Journal of Emergency Management, 8(3): 61-71.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2011). National emergency training systems in the United States and Korea. Journal of Emergency Management, 9(3): 37-48.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2011). The choice between politics-oriented and risk-oriented management in Korea: Transition to manage all kinds of risks. African and Asian Studies, 10(4): 347-365. ★This article has been officially used as the Foundations of Graduate Study Course in the Master of Public Administration program, Walden University, U.S.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Oh, Hyun-Mun. (2012). A Study on a national response framework for Korea. Journal of Emergency Management, 10(5): 373-382.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2012). In pursuit of ideal emergency planning. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, 21(5): 624-633. ★This article has been selected by Emerald to appear in New Perspectives in Global Environmental Disasters.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2012). The role of community-based organization in emergency management in rural Korea. Lex Localis, 10(2): 187-202.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2012). Wink face model: Reflecting all aspects of emergency management in South Korea. Econmodels.com at Journal of Policy Modeling, (August). http://econmodels.com/public/dbArticles.php

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2013). Moving toward balanced R&D in Korean emergency management. Journal of Innovation, Management, Policy & Practice, 15(2), 194-204.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2014). Transition from exclusive to mutual interest approaches in Korean transnational emergency management. Global Policy, 5(1): 132-134.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Park, Sang-Hyun. (2014). Rapid evolution of emergency management culture: The case of South Korea. Journal of Administration and Society, 46(3): 318-335.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man and Oh, Hyeon-Mun (2014). Selective versus comprehensive emergency management in Korea. SpringerPlus, 3(602).

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2015). Moving from a hardware-oriented to a software-oriented approach in Korean emergency management. Environmental Hazards, 14(1): 74-85.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2015). Four models on globalizing disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region: A comparative perspective. Pacific Review, 28(2): 211-235.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2015). Animals as valuable instinctive and 'learned' beings in the field of disaster management: A comparative perspective. Natural Hazards, 75(2): 1047-1056.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man, Park, Sosoon, Yoon, Yi, Nam, Ki-Hun, and Oh, Hyeon-Mun (2015). Emergency management training in Korea: Combining and balancing supply- and demand-centered paradigms. SpringerPlus, 4(653).

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2015). The role of religious beliefs and institutions in disaster management: A case study. Religions, 6(4): 1314-1329.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2015). Neutrality-oriented approach: The case of emergency management course major in South Korea. International Journal of Emergency Management, 11(4): 330-342.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Facilitating redundancy-oriented management with gene therapy-oriented management against disaster. Risk Analysis, 36(6): 1262-1276.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Disasters can happen to anybody: The case of Korea. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 57: 1-9.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Dynamics of emergency management in the Gangwon province, Korea. Policy Studies, 37(1): 17-34.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Inclusion of people with disabilities, their needs and participation, into disaster management: A comparative perspective. Environmental Hazards, 15(1): 1-15

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). A lesson learned from the MERS outbreak in Korea in 2015. Journal of Hospital Infection, 92(3): 232-234.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Integrating education and training, and their implications in NGOs’ disaster management: The case of Korea. Public Money & Management, 36(5): 373-378.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2016). Managing rumor, looting, and suicide not as breaking News but as community disaster culture. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 34(3): 267-270

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). Examining professional emergency managers in Korea. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 62: 158-164.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). Research agenda: The relationship between Korean foods and avian influenza (AI). International Journal of Community & Family Medicine, 2: 125.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). A lesson learned from the ferry Sewol sinking in South Korea in 2014. International Journal of Emergency Management, 13(3): 210-215.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). Tsunami awareness in Korea, Indonesia, and the United States. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 10(3): 361-369.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). Three-domain model for disaster management framework. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 18(4): 321-329.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2017). Book chapter: Korean firefighters’ own emergency management and its implication (online first). Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. 1-9. https://dor.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3410-1

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Plant indicator status and implications for natural disaster management in both developed communities and indigenous communities. Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, 42: 32-41.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Korean civil engineers: Handling of natural disaster management and its implication. Water and Environment Journal, 32: 34-42.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Changing the emergency response culture: The case of Korea. International Journal of Emergency Services, 7(1): 60-70.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). How to deal with avian influenza: The case of Korea. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 27: 433-436.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Lessons in disaster management as learned from Korean NGOs. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 31(4): 931-943.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). The role of Confucianism in the Korean emergency management system (early view). Disasters.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). How a moderate earthquake has improved earthquake awareness in Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research, 12: 955-964.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Applying indigenous knowledge to natural disaster preparedness. Journal of Social Sciences Research, 4(12): 383-389.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2018). Review of “Water policy science and politics: An Indian perspective.” Elsevier, 2018, by Kumar, D., Water Alternatives, http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/boh/item/17-dk

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2019). Self-assertion vs. multi-fusion in the field of disaster management R&D: the case of Korea. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 22(1): 1-17.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2019). The quality of the president in the field of Korean disaster management. Environmental Hazards, 18(1): 62-77.

    - Cho, Gook-Hyung and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2019). Emergency awareness for animals: A Korean experience. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 47(1): 34-40.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man, Kim, Kwang-Il, and Min, Byung In. (2019). Coping with foreign wives’ special needs in Korean emergency management. Journal of Social Sciences Research, 5(1): 85-93.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2019). Suggesting a “Three-ball cycle” theory on international emergency management and its application in Korea. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 20(1): 91-102.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2019). Examining a research boundary within natural disaster management: Qualitative case study. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 9(4): 298-311.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2019). Learning or ignoring lessons from natural disasters. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice (changed to Journal of Civil Engineering Education), 145(4): 02519001.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2019). A mechanism of disaster management in Korea: Typhoons accompanied by flooding. Heliyon, 5(8): e02181.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2019). Integrating the resources of Korean disaster management research via the Johari window. Evaluation and Program Planning, 77 (101724): 1-6.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2019). Disaster management cycles and their application to lifestyle’s all factors. Disaster Advances, 12(11): 42-50.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2020). Managing extreme violence: The comparative perspective. Disaster Advances, 13(1): 38-48.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Book review, “Digital business leadership: digital transformation, business model innovation, agile organization, change management”. Springer, 2018, by Ralf T. Kreutzer, Tim Neugebauer and Annette Pattloch, R&D Management, 50(2): 171-172.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Reexamining fire emergency management in Korea. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 10(1): 67-79.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). A lesson learned from the outbreak of COVID-19 in Korea. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 60, 396–397.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Studying gender issues around disaster management labs in Korea. Disaster Advances, 13(5): 42-48.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Rank-oriented disaster management: The Korean experience. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(10): 839-849.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Emergency response to the outbreak of COVID-19: The Korean case. Microbes and Infection, 22: 159-161.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). A lesson learned from the outbreak of COVID-19 in Korea. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 60(3): 396-397.

    - Lee, Bong-Woo and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Pohang earthquake disaster response: Beginners vs. professionals. Disaster Advances, 13(7): 1-10.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2020). Evaluating ecosystem-based natural disaster management. Human and Ecological Risk Management: An International Journal, 26(7): 1896-1906.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Conceptualization of major stakeholders in emergency management of childcare facilities. Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, 17(5): 514-526.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). Disaster management: from a one-sided approach to an inclusive system. Environment Systems & Decisions, 40: 403-412.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2020). The principle of distance during the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea. International Microbiology, 23: 641-643.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). The need to transform from one-way to two-way natural disaster management. Natural Hazards, 105: 177-189.

    - Jung, Do-Young and Ha, Kyoo-Man (2021). A comparison of the role of voluntary organizations in disaster management. Sustainability, 13(4): 1669.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man, Park, Jin-Gyu, Kim, Tae-Hawn, and Lee, Chang-Yeol. (2021). How to improve emergency management information: A case study. Disaster Advances, 14(3): 83-91.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Mitigating psychological impact: The experience of Korean disaster management. Community Mental Health Journal, 57: 416-423.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Management of nuclear power plant emergency: A case of Korea. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 11(1): 52-64.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Supplementing politics-based with risk-based management in the COVID-19 outbreak. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28: 28831-28832.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man (2021). The reliance on positive impacts of COVID-19 outbreak for psychological mitigation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83: 398-399.

    - Jang, Jeong-Hun and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Inclusion of children with disabilities in disaster management. Children, 8(7): 581.

    - Jang, Jeong-Hun Jang and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Disabled children in disaster management. MDPI Encyclopedia. https://encyclopedia.pub/12935

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). Management of infectious animal diseases: The Korean experience. International Journal of Emergency Management, 17(1): 1-16.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2021). The issue of decisiveness in the COVID-19 outbreak in Korea. Clinical Medicine, 21(6): e680-1.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Wearing a face mask in Korea (a letter to the editor). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 16: 2214.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Changes in awareness on face mask use in Korea. Public Health Nursing, 39: 506-508.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Assuming the good and the bad in human nature during disaster management. International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, 18(1): 85-100.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Application of the “water flow decision pattern” to Asian disaster response. Applied Water Science, 12(93): 1-11.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). U.S. circular vs. Korean angular emergency management culture. International Social Science Journal, 72: 57-71.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Integrating music into natural disaster recovery. Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 52(4): 217-230.

    - Park, Kyong-Jin, Lee, Bong-Woo, and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Examining the transition of natural disaster management for climate change. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 12(2): 116-130.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Natural disaster management in Korea: Is it the “best”, or is it just “satisfactory”? International Social Science Journal, 72: 853-867.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Short communication: predicting typhoon tracks around Korea. Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05335-6

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Dealing with disasters: Three shamanic perspectives. International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, 19(1): 19-34.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). International R&D diffusion in disaster management: A systematic review. Management Review Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-022-00300-w

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). Comments on “Do Air Pollutants as well as Meteorological Factors Impact Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Evidence from China based on the Geographical Perspective” by Guo, Bin et al. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-12934-6). Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-23829-5

    - Kim, Jang-Oh, Park, Kyong-Jin, and Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2022). A robust framework on each disaster management issue: A comparative perspective. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 12(4): 348-361.

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2023). Targeting the variants of COVID-19 via the unlimited approach. Indian Journal of Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12088-023-01057-w

    - Ha, Kyoo-Man. (2023). Decreasing corruption in the field of disaster management. Crime, Law and Social Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-023-10077-y

    - Others.

    Published Korean articles on emergency management

    - 하규만. (2004). 방재 국제네트워크 구축활성화에 관한 연구. 행정논총, 42권 3호: 135-158. http://www.happycampus.com/doc/3101076/

    - 하규만. (2005). 방재산업 활성화정책에 관한 연구. 정부학연구, 11권 1호: 267-292. http://www.igskorea.re.kr/sub/sub03_01_05.asp?mode=view&w_year=&page=13&idx=160&gubun=&Searchwriter=&Searchtitle=

    - 하규만, 안지영. (2007). 방재 민간네트워크 구축활성화와 소방방재청의 역할에 관한 연구. 한국비교정부학보, 11권 제2호: 311-332. http://www.kacg.or.kr/nara/?doc=bbs/gnuboard.php&bo_table=pds&sselect=wr_name&stext=%B0%FC%B8%AE%C0%DA&ssort=wr_name&sorder=asc&soperator=&page=14&wr_id=152&PHPSESSID=9dac47a6b88b6e179f9431ac31dcd4d0

    - 하규만. (2007). 지방자치단체의 재난관리 대응능력 강화. 소방방재정책백서, 644-655. http://www.korea.kr/archive/expDocView.do?docId=14460

    - 하규만, 안지영. (2008). 미국의 국가 재난관리 체제가 한국에 주는 함의. 정부학연구, 14권 제1호: 37-61. http://www.igskorea.re.kr/common/download.asp?downfile=02%ED%95%98%EA%B7%9C%EB%A7%8C_%EC%95%88%EC%A7%80%EC%98%81.pdf&path=report

    - 하규만, 안지영. (2009). 미국의 재난관리 자원봉사 활동의 특징과 함의. 정부학연구, 15권 제2호: 107-133. http://www.happycampus.com/doc/5698759/

    - 하규만. (2010). 미국의 국가재난대응체계와 시사점. 정부학연구, 16권 1호: 45-72. http://www.igskorea.re.kr/common/download.asp?downfile=02%ED%95%98%EA%B7%9C%EB%A7%8C.pdf&path=report

    - 하규만. (2011). 한국의 재난대응체계의 바람직한 개선방향 연구: 미국․일본․한국의 국가재난대응체계의 비교분석을 중심으로. 한국비교정부학보, 15권 1호: 209-232. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:O6NGGilylXcJ:www.earticle.net/article.aspx%3Fsn%3D167963+&cd=1&hl=ko&ct=clnk&gl=kr

    하규만. (2017). 지방의 재난관리에 관한 연구 – 부산광역시를 중심으로. 지방정부연구, 21권 3호: 71-87.

    Published Korean articles on others (e.g., public policy & public administration)

    - 하규만. (1998). 미의회에서 한국 지자체에 주는 비공식적 대화에 관한 교훈. 월간 지방자치 (현대사회연구소), 1월.

    - 하규만. (1998). 지구화, 금융위기, 그리고 비교행정학의 부상. 지방과 행정연구 (부산대학교 지방행정연구소), 8월: 145-162.

    - 하규만. (1998). Multiple regression: Technological advancement and economic growth. 지방과 행정연구 (부산대학교 지방행정연구소), 8월.

    - 하규만. (1998). 일본 산업정책에 관한 고찰. 한국정책분석평가학회보, 8권 1호: 161-182.

    - 하규만. (1998). Bureaucracy and Technology Transfer in Leading Industrial Nations: A Comparative Perspective. 산경연구 (창원대학교 산업경제연구소), 제16집.

    - 하규만. (1998). 미국의 기술혁신정책 개발의 구조적 체계와 우리나라에 대한 시사점. 지방정부연구, 2권 2호: 169-184.

    - 하규만. (1998). The Analysis on Japan's Innovation Institutions and Their Technology Policy. The Annals of Public Administration Research (한양대학교 행정문제연구소), 16권.

    - 하규만. (1998). 일본 기술혁신 체제와 정책의 전개과정에 관한 고찰. 한국행정논집, 10권 4호.

    - 하규만. (1999). 정치사회의 비형식적 대화에 관한 연구: 미국의 경우와 한국의 제한적 현실. 한국행정논집, 11권 1호.

    - 하규만. (1999). Max Weber 관료제의 전개와 한국의 IMF식 관료제 수정에 관한 고찰. 한국행정논집, 11권 제3호: 601-615.

    - 하규만. (1999). The Significance of Transactional leadership and Transformational Leadership in the U.S. Health Policy. 지방과 행정연구 (부산대학교 지방행정연구소), 11권 1호, 통권 13호.

    - 하규만. (1999/2000). U.S. Technology Policy and its Origin. The Annals of Public Administration Research (한양대학교 행정문제연구소), 17권.

    - 하규만. (2000). 정책집행 이론의 재검토: 미국과 한국의 실태. 지방정부연구, 4권 1호: 9-22.

    - 하규만. (2000). 미국의 기술개발에 관한 재검토. 지방과 행정연구 (부산대학교 지방행정연구소), 2권 1호, 통권 14호: 51-66.

    - 하규만. (2000). 미국 과학기술정책의 고찰. 지방정부연구, 4권 2호: 265-280.

    - 하규만. (2001). Maslow의 욕구단계이론의 한국적 적용에 대한 고찰. 한국 사회와 행정 연구, 12권 1호: 79-94.

    - 하규만. (2001). 국민총생산과 연구개발 투자비율의 상관관계에 관한 연구: 1990년대 초반부터. 행정논총, 39권 1호: 203-221.

    - 하규만. (2001). 지방 과학기술의 행․재정적 분석: 광역자치단체를 중심으로. 지방자치학회보, 13권 4호: 207-225.

    - 하규만. (2002). 기술혁신체제 구성요소에 관한 재검토: 1960년대 초반 - 70년대 초반. 한국정책연구, 창간호: 249-267.

    - 하규만. (2002). 일본의 "서구 따라잡기" 산업정책의 재고에 기초한 최근 경제침체 이유의 분석. 행정논총, 40권 1호: 71-95.

    - 하규만. (2003). 정보통신 수출의 이해. 한국정보통신수출진흥센터, 서울.

    - 하규만. (2003). 국제입양에 관한 정부대응의 재고. 한국 사회와 행정 연구, 14권 1호: 415-431.

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