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Jos Raadschelders

Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty, Faculty Director Professional Development Programs

Dr. Jos Raadschelders does research in and teaches about public administration theories, history of government, comparative government and civil service systems.

He received his doctorate in the social sciences from the Department of Public Administration at the University of Leiden (1990), a master’s in history (with minors in public administration and international relations) from the University of Leiden (1982), and a bachelor’s in history and textiles from Teachers College, Delft, The Netherlands (1979).

He currently serves as the associate dean of faculty development of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, and has been a faculty member since 2011. Previously he served as assistant and associate professor of public administration at the University of Leiden (1983-1998) and as associate and full professor of public administration at the University of Oklahoma. Since 2011 he is affiliated as full professor with the University of Leiden, where he teaches in June and supervises master’s theses. He served as managing editor of Public Administration Review (2006-2011) and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

His research focuses on the structure and functioning of governments at large from a historical and comparative perspective. He has also written extensively about the study of public administration as academic pursuit. He has published more than 140 articles and book chapters, multiple book review essays, and (co-)authored and (co-)edited multiple smaller and larger books.

He teaches courses at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level on organizational theory, policy making and process, foundations of public administration as a study, and comparative government. Recently taught courses at the Glenn College include: PA 2110 Introduction to Public Affairs; PA 6000 Policy Formulation and Implementation; and PA 8000 Foundations of Public Administration. He also taught elected officeholders, career civil servants, diplomats, military and police personnel from a variety of countries around the world.

In The Netherlands Raadschelders has been involved in some applied research projects for, among others, municipalities, water boards and the national association of itinerant merchants. In 2017 he was member of a five-panel White Paper published by NAPA on civil service reform in the United States.

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
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.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
June 29, 2021
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.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
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.