Sungdae Lim

Sungdae Lim

Sungdae Lim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: #489 CHSS Building
Phone: (936) 294-1469

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Summary 

Dr. Sungdae Lim holds his PhD in Public Administration and Master of Public Administration from Florida State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea. He was born and raised in South Korea until he came to U.S. for his academic career in 2012. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Lim served in the Air Force of South Korea for seven years as a staff sergeant where he had a variety of public-service experiences and commitment. Dr. Lim teaches Introduction to Public Policy, Texas Government, Scope & Methods of Political Science, and Public Budgeting & Finance. His research specializes in nonprofit and public management with a particular focus on leadership theory, mission and value conceptions, innovation, coproduction, and community capacity and social capital. He is also a member of multiple academic associations and serves as a committee member of the ARNOVA-Asia Conference Program. His professional, teaching, and research experiences across a variety of content areas enable him to facilitate a diversity of student achievements. 


PhD Florida State University 
MPA Florida State University 
BA Soongsil University 

Research Interests and Expertise 

  • Nonprofit Leadership Development 
  • Mission and Value Congruence 
  • Nonprofit Learning and Innovation 
  • Public Service Coproduction and Governance 
  • Social Capital and Community Capacity 

Selected Publications 

Lim, S., Lee, K. H., & Bae, K. H. (2019). Distinguishing motivational traits between person-organization fit and person-job fit: Testing the moderating effects of extrinsic rewards in enhancing public employee job satisfaction. International Journal of Public Administration. 42(12), 1040-1054.  

Lim, S., Lee, K. H., & Bae, K. H. (2019). Does person-organization fit mediate between affect-based work experiences and public employee job satisfaction? Transformational leadership and role clarity as work affect antecedents. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. 5(2), 134-154. 

Professional Organizations 

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action  
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action – Asia  
  • American Society for Public Administration  
  • International Society for Third-Sector Research