Russell Hassan conducts research and teaches on leadership practices in public and nonprofit organizations. He received his Ph.D. with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the State University of New York at Albany and a M.S. in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics.
He currently serves as associate professor and the director of doctoral studies of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University where he has been a faculty member since 2010. Before joining the Glenn College, he worked as a business analyst at the New York State Division of Budget and lecturer at the Rockefeller College. He is currently a fellow of the Center for Organization Research and Design at the Arizona State University and a member of the executive board for the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (AOM). He also serves as the research and publications secretary of the International Research Society for Public Management.
Dr. Hassan’s current research focuses on how managers in public organizations can facilitate a positive work environment in which employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences can thrive and take proactive actions to improve delivery of public services and performance of their organizations. His research has appeared in wide range of outlets including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Administration Review. His research has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the Carlo Masini Award for innovative scholarship in public and nonprofit management, the Charles Levine award for the best conference paper, and the best article award in the Review of Public Personnel Administration. His research has been utilized by the United Nation’s Global Center for Public Service Excellence to improve performance of public agencies in developing countries.
Dr. Hassan teaches undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive education courses on public sector leadership, organizational theory and behavior, and research methods.