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Russell Hassan

Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in Public and International Affairs


Professor Hassan’s areas of expertise include leadership, public management, and organizational behavior. His work bridges the fields of Public Management and Organizational Behavior. He is currently pursuing several lines of research. He has done extensive research on how leadership practices and perceptions about work environment shape work attitudes and behaviors of public sector employees, particularly those who work in law enforcement. The second area of his research focuses on how social identity and relational differences shape experiences and career outcomes of underrepresented groups in public organizations. An emerging line of Professor Hassan’s research focuses on how job demands and resources shape work attitudes and behaviors of criminal justice actors. His research has appeared in a wide range of outlets including the Journal of Public Administration Research and TheoryPublic Administration ReviewPublic Management Review, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Journal of Business Ethics.

Dr. Hassan is currently a co-editor of the International Public Management Journal. He was the 2019-2020 Division Chair of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management and the Communications Secretary of the International Research Society for Public Management (2014-2020). He represents Glenn College at The Ohio State University Senate and served as the 2020-2021 Chair of the Senate Diversity Committee.

Professor Hassan earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany (Rockefeller College of Public Affairs). He is affiliated with the Local Government Research Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Organization Research and Design at the Arizona State University. He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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.