2019 PMRA Board Member Election

Current members of the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) are invited to vote for the newest four members of the PMRA Board of Directors in an upcoming online election. The slate of ten nominees listed below in alphabetical order will be placed before the general membership for voting. The four nominees with the greatest number of votes will be elected to the board. Members can vote for a maximum of four nominees but may vote for fewer if desired. Voting will begin May 14, 2019 when a link to the online election is distributed through the PMRA listserv. Voting ends on May 31, 2019.

In order to ensure that ballots are cast by current members, voters will be required to provide their name and their email address on file with Oxford University Press (i.e., the email address used to join PMRA). Members who no longer have access to this email address may vote using an email address with a .edu, .gov, or .mil domain. PMRA respects your privacy so this information will not be accessible by anyone outside of the office of the Secretariat nor used for any purpose other than verifying eligibility to vote in this election.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the election process or did not receive an electronic ballot, please contact Peter Federman (peter.federman@ku.edu).

2019 Nominees for the PMRA Board of Directors

Sandro Cabral is born, raised, and educated in Brazil. He is currently MPP Director, and an Associate Professor at Insper Institute of Education and Research, and at the at the Federal U. of Bahia (on leave). He also serves as a Treasurer in the AoM Public and Nonprofit division. His works are between Public Administration and Strategy and have appeared in leading journals, such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, International Public Management Journal, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Long Range Planning, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Public Choice, among others.

Russell S. Hassan is associate professor of public management and leadership at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at SUNY, Albany. His current research focuses on leadership practices in government organizations. His research works have appeared in leading public administration journals. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, and International Public Management Journal. He is the incoming chair (elect) of the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division.

Deneen Hatmaker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her research broadly focuses on how individuals within organizations interact and make sense of their relationships, and how these interactions and relationships influence their behavior. She is especially interested in diversity and inclusion in public sector organizations and leadership. Deneen’s work has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), Public Management Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, American Review of Public Administration and the International Public Management Journal. Deneen currently serves as an Associate Editor for JPART.

Lael Keiser is a Professor and Director of the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Dr. Keiser’s research lies at the cross-section of public administration and public policy. She has prominent publications on representative bureaucracy and policy implementation on the “front lines” of public service delivery. She is active in PMRA and other professional associations. She serves on the editorial boards ofJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Administration Review. She served as the Section Chair (president) of the Public Administration Section of American Political Science Association and the President of the Midwest Public Administration Caucus (Midwest Political Science Association). She has served on numerous award committees including PMRC’s Best Dissertation award.

Patrick Kenis received his PhD from the European University in Florence (Italy) and is currently Professor of Public Governance at the School of Economics and Management and one of the directors of the Tilburg Institute of Governance at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Previously he held academic positions in the area of Public Administration and Organization Studies in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Italy. He has teaching experience in BA, MA, PhD programs and in particular also in Executive Programs related to organization theory and network governance. His field of interest is on the role and governance of organizational networks in the public domain in different policy areas such as health, education, enterprise, safety and crisis response. He served for several years on the editorial boards of JPART and PPMG.

Greta Nasi is Director of Research for Government of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Associate Professor of Public Management at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University. She is also Honorary Fellow at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh. She is actively involved in the scientific community. Her research focuses on innovation, competitiveness, digital transformation and public service performance. She has served on the board of IRSPM for two terms, she is actively involved in promoting research in public administration through AWPA. She is in the board of Public Management Review and book editor of IPMJ.

Sonia M. Ospina is an NYU/Wagner Professor, NAPA Fellow and CLAD’s Scientific Council member. Her qualitative research on leadership, social innovation and public management explores participatory and collaborative dynamics of democratic governance. Her commitment to promoting excellence in the field is reflected in her service over time as co-editor and journal board member (e.g. JPART, PAR, and The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance) and in her participation in PA organizing bodies (e.g. President of the Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education and member of the Executive Councils of APPAM and NASPAA). Bi-cultural experiences and strong ties to the US and Colombia influence her transnational and multicultural approach to scholarship and to life.

Suzanne J. Piotrowski is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and Director of the Transparency and Governance Center. While on research leave in 2017, she was an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Politics at University College London. Piotrowski’s research focuses on mission-extrinsic values in public administration, including administrative transparency and open government. Her latest project is a co-authored book titled: The Power of Partnership? Multistakeholder Governance Reform and the Open Government Partnership. Within this project, she questions if a voluntary, multistakeholder international initiative can have a meaningful impact on domestic governance reform.

Ellen Rubin is an Associate Professor at SUNY Albany and earned her PhD from the University of Georgia.  Her research focuses on employee perceptions of fairness and civil service reform. She serves on the editorial boards of JPART, PAR, ROPPA, PPM, and PPMR.  As a PMRA board member she would like to focus on how the association can support the professional development of doctoral students and junior faculty.

Craig Thomas is a professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, where he specializes in collaborative governance. His contributions to PMRA include serving as JPART Editor from 2009-2014 (a period of extensive internationalization of the journal), chairing the search for JPART’s new editor, and chairing the nomination committee for the election of new PMRA Board members in 2017. He is currently completing a three-year term on NASPAA’s accreditation body, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.