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Public Management and Governance

Impacting Public Management and Leadership through Scholarship, Technical Assistance and Continuing Education

The faculty at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs produce and supervise cutting edge research in public management. In addition to scholarship creation and our top-ranked curricular programs, we work with over 3,000 public sector professionals annually to provide continuing education, technical assistance and leadership training, supporting our mission to improve public governance.

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Professor Russell Hassan’s research analyzes the impact of leadership practices and perceptions about work environment, as well as job demands and resources, on work attitudes and behaviors of public sector employees, particularly those who work in law enforcement. 

His analysis, “Conflict and Cooperation within Police Units: The Importance of Manager Inclusiveness,” shows a negative relationship between relational conflict and helping behavior and between manager inclusiveness and relational conflict. 

Read the study in Public Management Review

Associate Professor Hongtao Yi and former PhD student Catherine Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, are published in the July edition of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. With information from the resumes of 517 U.S. local managers across 28 years, they analyze the leadership turnover chains among cities.  

Read the Vacancy Chain Model Research

In addition, Yi, the college director of graduate professional studies, received the Emerging Young Scholar Award from the Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. 

In Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Associate Professor Jill Clark published “Equitable Deliberative Participation Design: A Call to Use a Lens of Multidimensional Power.” In the essay, Clark argues that using a lens of multidimensional power-over is a useful way of examining deliberative participation design. The approach reveals the mechanisms at play between participation and power-with, social equity, and outcomes of justice.