Youngbok Ryu

Dr. Ryu joined Northeastern University as an assistant teaching professor in 2020. Before joining academia, he worked with think tanks such as RAND Corporation and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has conducted research on various policy issues, including technological innovation, transportation, environment, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is a co-director for the Northeastern Lab for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, a University Center designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and a principal investigator for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Knowledge Challenge Grant on promoting supplier diversity in higher education. He received a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Korea University, an M.S. in science, technology, and environmental policy from the University of Minnesota, another M.S. in management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School.