Emeriti Faculty and Founding Director, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Charles Wise is the founding director of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. He previously served as associate dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs of Indiana University, and was a full professor of public affairs there.
Wise has served as president of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has also served in the United States Department of Justice, first as special assistant for policy analysis in the Office of Legislative Affairs and then as director of Intergovernmental Relations for the department.
He is the former managing editor of the Public Administration Review. He has three times been awarded the William and Frederick Mosher Award (for 1985, 1991 and 1992) by the American Society for Public Administration for the best academic article to be published in the Public Administration Review for the year. He is the only recipient of the award to have received it three times.
From 1994 to 2013, Wise served as the project director of the Parliamentary Development Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to assist the Parliament of Ukraine in developing as a democratic institution.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.