Board of Directors

President: Donald Moynihan, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Vice-President: Rosemary O’Leary, University of Kansas
Treasurer: Holly T. Goerdel, University of Kansas
Past-President: Frances Berry, Florida State University
Board Members: Stuart Bretschneider, Arizona State University

John Bryson, University of Minnesota

Leisha DeHart-Davis, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Mary Feeney, Arizona State University

Oliver James, Exeter University, UK

Jocelyn Johnston, American University

Ines Mergel, University of Konstanz, Germany

Brint Milward, University of Arizona

Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University

Bradley Wright, University of Georgia

Ex officio

Ken Meier, Texas A&M University

Board members serve 4-year terms and may not serve two consecutive terms. The PMRA Board meets in person at least once every two years, and that meeting takes place at the Public Management Research Conference. Board members should expect to have committee and decision making responsibilities throughout their term, which will be determined by the goals and priorities of the President (as well as the PMRA Charter).


5 May 2017 | Results of the 2017 PMRA Board Election

PMRA is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Board Election. With a voter turnout of 43% among current PMRA members, the following five individuals have been elected to the Governing Board and will begin their terms following the Public Management Research Conference in June of this year:

•    Lotte Bøgh Andersen,
•    Claudia N. Avellaneda,
•    Kelly LeRoux,
•    Rob Christensen, and
•    Susan Webb Yackee.

PMRA wishes to thank all of the nominees who graciously agreed to participate in the election as well as the members who took the time to vote.


13 April 2017 | Richard Walker Selected as PMRA Vice-President; Holly Goerdel Re-elected as Treasurer

Professor Richard Walker of the City University of Hong Kong was selected as the incoming Public Management Research Association Vice-President for 2017-2019. He will serve with PMRA President-elect Rosemary O’ Leary and after his term as Vice-President, Richard will become the PMRA President in 2019-2021.

Walker was nominated by a specially convened committee of Craig Thomas (University of Washington), Amanda Girth (the Ohio State University), Carolyn Heinrich (Vanderbilt University), Lene Holm Pedersen (Copenhagen Business School), and Nick Petrovsky (University of Kentucky). His nomination was supported unanimously by the PMRA Board.

PMRA President Don Moynihan said: “Richard is the perfect choice for the for the PMRA. We are an association that emphasizes the importance of rigorous research, and Richard is among our best. We are growing internationally, and Richard has built research networks that scan the globe. And he has been a dedicated member of this group of scholars for a long time. We are delighted that he will step into this role.”

Walker commented: “When Don told me that I was elected Vice President and President elect of PRMA my response was “wow”! This was heartfelt, being nominated for such a position by one’s peers is deeply gratifying. It will be an honor serving the PMRA community over the coming years. I will seek to enhance the effectiveness, standing and reach of the association as it moves into its fourth decade and provide leadership to the membership.”

Professor Holly Goerdel of the University of Kansas was re-elected as PMRA Treasurer. Moynihan noted “We are lucky that Holly is willing to continue in this role. No-one has done more to institutionalize good financial practice in the PMRA and put us on a sound financial footing.”