Phyusin MK. Myint, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.


Contact Information


Dr. Myint is the Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst for Multnomah County, Department of County Human Services, Community Services division in Portland Oregon.

Dr. Myint is also co-currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Her primary teaching is in the Civic Leadership Minor program.

Prior to her work at Portland State University in 2009, she served as the Crisis Services Coordinator at the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center of San Luis Obispo, coordinating a comprehensive and effective response for survivors of sexual violence. In addition to crisis intervention, advocacy and community outreach, she was responsible for the training and supervision of volunteers and all crisis personnel in the County of San Luis Obispo, California. 

Research Focus & Interests

Interest includes sustainable development, social development, post crisis development approach, gender equity, leadership and strengths of traditional knowledge in development efforts, homelessness, housing services, anti-poverty and prosperity services.  

Publications & Awards

Myint, Phyusin. (Forthcoming Fall 2015). The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Building Capacity for Women’s Leadership in Crisis Conditions:  A Community Level Analysis of Burma, In Phillips and Wong (Ed.) The Handbook of Community Well-Being, Springer. 

Myint, Phyusin and Ingle, Marcus. “Repatriating EMERGE Concepts and Practices from Vietnam for Innovative Public Leadership Approaches in Portland and Oregon”  Paper cited In New Public Governance:A Regime-Centered Perspective, Morgan and Cook (2014).

She has received the following awards and recognitions:

Mark O. Hatfield Resident Fellow (2014)
The Oregon University System's Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow (2013)
Recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship Award at Portland State University (2009)
Nominee for Nell E. Spradlin Scholarship for the Recognition of Individuality (2008) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Recipient of the Clucas Scholarship: Masters of Science in Public Policy (2007) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Nominee for Women of the Year (2006) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Nominee for Liberal Arts Scholar of the Year (2006) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.