Workshop Co-Chairs

Co-chairs by workshops

WORKSHOP 1 – PUBLIC PERSONNEL POLICIES: EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

ASPA Coordinator:

Edmund STAZYK Edmund STAZYK – Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, USA
E-mail : stazyk@american.edu

Professor Stazyk’s research focuses on the application of organization theory and behavior to public management, public administration theory, and human resource management. His primary interests are in the areas of organizational and individual performance with an emphasis on employee motivation. He also conducts research in the areas of bureaucracy and organizational design, ethics, and human capital.

Edmund Stazyk currently serves as the department’s doctoral coordinator. He is a fellow of the Center for Organizational Research and Design at Arizona State University. He also sits on the boards of the International Research Society for Public Management and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Stazyk is a planning commissioner and public service district board member in West Virginia.

EGPA Coordinators :

Eva KNIES Eva KNIES
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
E-mail : E.Knies@uu.nl

Dr. Eva Knies is assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG).
Her present research interests include: strategic Human Resource Management (HRM); the contribution of HRM to performance; HRM in the public sector; work-life stage diversity; leadership and the role of line managers in HRM implementation (people management).

In 2012 Eva received her doctorate (cum laude). Her doctoral dissertation is entitled: ‘Balanced value creation: a longitudinal study of the antecedents and effects of people management’.

For more information: Profile – http://www.uu.nl/staff/EKnies/0

JuliaJulian GOULD-WILLIAMSn GOULD-WILLIAMS
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
E-mail : Gouldwilliams@cardiff.ac.uk

Dr. Julian Gould-Williams is a Reader in HRM at Cardiff university, Business School, UK.   His research interests are in the fields of HRM, Leadership, Public Service Motivation, and employee performance and well-being.  Julian has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration.

His teaching commitments are as follow: Managing People, MSc Human Resource Management, MSc/MBA dissertation supervision and PhD supervision

For more information: Profile –  http://business.cardiff.ac.uk/people/staff/julian-gould-williams

WORKSHOP 2 – HAVE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT REFORMS HELPED TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SERVICES?

ASPA Coordinator:

Jessica SOWAJessica SOWA
University of Colorado – Denver, USA
E-mail : JESSICA.SOWA@ucdenver.edu

Jessica Sowa’s research focuses on public and nonprofit management, with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness, collaborative service delivery mechanisms, and the management of human resources in public and nonprofit organizations. She has studied inter-agency collaborations in early care and education and economic development, state civil service systems, grievance procedures, and performance management systems in nonprofit organizations. Dr. Sowa’s work has been published in Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and the Review of Public Personnel Administration. With Steven Hays, her work on state civil service systems was awarded best article for 2006 in Review of Public Personnel Administration, awarded by the Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations, American Society for Public Administration. She has contributed chapters in the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, 3rd edition (2010) and Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects, 5th edition (2009). Current projects include research on communication processes and organizational effectiveness in nonprofit organizations, state leadership training programs, and HR capacity and high performance work systems in small nonprofit organizations.   Dr. Sowa is on the Board of Directors of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

For more information: Profile – http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/FacultyStaff/Faculty/Pages/JessicaSowa.aspx

EGPA Coordinators :

Adrian RITZAdrian RITZ
Bern University, Switzerland
E-mail : Adrian.Ritz@kpm.unibe.ch

Adrian Ritz is Professor of Public Management at the interdisciplinary Centre of Competence for Public Management at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he teaches on the faculties of the social sciences and law. His main research and publication areas include the fields of public management, leadership, motivation and human resources management, administrative reforms, and performance management. Ritz has published articles in the International Public Management Journal, the International Review of Administrative Sciences, the International Journal of Public Administration, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration, Public Money and Management, and the Review of Public Personnel Administration.His book entitled “Public Management” (appearing in both German and French), which was co-authored with Norbert Thom, has now been published in its 4th edition. Furthermore, Adrian Ritz has worked as a research scholar in the School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy, of the University of Georgia in Athens GA (USA), and in the School for Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington IN (USA).

For more information: Profile – http://www.kpm.unibe.ch/content/center/staff/professoren/prof_dr_adrian_ritz/index_eng.html

Anne METTE KJELDSENAnne METTE KJELDSEN
Aarhus University, Denmark
E-mail : Annemette@ps.au.dk

Anne Mette Kjeldsen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government.

For more information: Profile – http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/anne-mette-kjeldsen(49baa4ca-9291-4a2f-8fbd-d03c824387d8).html

WORKSHOP 3 – MANAGING PERSONNEL IN COMPLEX NETWORKS

ASPA Coordinator:

Naim KAPUCUNaim KAPUCU
University of Central Florida
E-mail : Kapucu@ucf.edu

Naim Kapucu, Ph.D., is professor of public policy and administration and founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (2008-2011) in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. Currently, he is the Director of Master of Public Administration (MPA).  He chaired the Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR) of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). His main research interests are emergency and crisis management, decision-making in complex environments, collaborative governance, and organizational learning and design. His book Network governance in response to acts of terrorism: Comparative analyses was published in 2012 by Routledge. He teaches collaborative public management, public and nonprofit management, emergency and crisis management, research methods, and analytic techniques for public administration courses. He can be reached at Kapucu@ucf.edu.

For more information: Profile –  http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/directory/naim-kapucu/

EGPA Coordinators :

Jacob TORFINGJacob TORFING
Roskilde University, Denmark
E-mail : jtor@ruc.dk

Jacob Torfing is Professor in Politics and Institutions at the Department of Society and Globalisation – Roskilde University and director of Center for Democratic Network Governance

His research interests are focusing on the following issues:

  • Neo-institutional theory and the complex interaction between path-shaping political strategies and path-dependent institutional contexts
  • Changing forms of governance, in particular the role and functioning of governance networks and their democratic problems and potentials
  • Barriers and drivers of collaborative innovation in the public sector

For more information: Profile –  http://rucforsk.ruc.dk/site/en/persons/jacob-torfing(e1ec4b50-495a-4099-b390-d615c659d6fb).html

Eva SORENSENEva SORENSEN
Roksilde University, Demark
E-mail : eva@ruc.dk

Eva Sørensen is professor of Public Administration and Democracy at Roskilde University. She is currently the Director of a huge research project on public innovation. Her research interests are the implications of institutional reform, new forms of governance and changes on the role perceptions of politicians, public administrators, employees, citizens and private actors for enhancing the effectiveness, democratic quality and innovative capacity of the public sector.

For more information: Profile –  http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/person/eva

WORKSHOP 4 -HOW TO MEET CHALLENGES IN PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION AFTER THE ECONOMIC CRISIS?

ASPA Coordinator:

Sally SELDENSally SELDEN
Lynchburg University, USA
E-mail : selden@lynchburg.edu

Dr. Sally Selden is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of management and leadership studies at Lynchburg College. She also serves as the Director of Research for the Ed.D. program in Leadership Studies program and as the college’s Research Integrity Officer.

Dr. Selden earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and her B.A. and MPA from the University of Virginia.  She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She recently received grants from the SHRM Foundation and the Pew Center on the States.   Dr. Selden is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and author of Human Capital: Tools and Strategies for the Public Sector, with Congressional Quarterly Press (2009), which was named the 2010 best book by the Personnel and Labor Relations section of the American Society of Public Administration.  She is the author of over 60 articles, books, or book chapters, appearing in publications such as Personnel Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, Administration and Society, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.  Outside of work, Dr. Selden is actively engaged in her community. She has served as president of two parent teacher organizations and served on numerous nonprofit boards.

For more information: Profile – http://www.lynchburg.edu/content/sally-selden

EGPA Coordinators :

Peter LEISINKPeter LEISINK
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
E-mail : P.L.M.Leisink@uu.nl

Peter Leisink is Professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance – (USG). His research interests are: management and organization of service organizations, the contribution of strategic human resource management to service performance in public and non-profit organizations, leadership and motivation in (public) organizations, employability, age-related policies, changes in employment relations and organization (in the context of globalization and informatization). He did his research in various sectors of industry, including the civil service, municipalities, police, care for the elderly, hospitals, public transport, financial services and the graphical and media industries.

For more information: Profile – http://www.uu.nl/staff/PLMLeisink/0

Sandra GROENEVELDSandra GROENEVELD
Leiden University, The Netherlands
E-mail : s.m.groeneveld@cdh.leidenuniv.nl

Sandra Groeneveld is a Professor in Public Sector Management at the Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, Campus The Hague. Sandra teaches in the fields of Organization theory and Human Resource Management as well as on research methodology and quantitative research methods and techniques. Her research interests include the structure and management of public organizations, focusing particularly on questions of organizational change, HRM and workforce diversity. In 2014 her research was awarded the Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for excellence in work-family research and the Charles H. Levine Best Paper Award from the Public and Non Profit Division at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.

For more information: Profile – http://campusdenhaag.leiden.edu/publicadministration/organisation/faculty-staff/groeneveldsm.html

WORKSHOP 5 – LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

ASPA Coordinator:

Hheather GETHA-TAYLORHeather GETHA-TAYLOR
University of Kansas, USA
E-mail : hgtaylor@ku.edu

Heather Getha-Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her PhD is from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Prior to joining the University of Kansas in fall 2010, she was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.

Her research focuses on the public sector workforce, with special emphasis on the changing dimensions of public work, including enhanced expectations for boundary-spanning collaboration. She explores, for instance, the ways in which collaborators work to develop trust, illustrate collaborative competencies, and adapt leadership styles and practices. Connected to this, she also works on leadership training and development projects, including those that consider the design, evaluation, and impact of these programs.

For more information: Profile – http://kupa.ku.edu/heather-getha-taylor

EGPA Coordinators :

Lotte ANDERSENLotte ANDERSEN
Aarhus University, Denmark
E-mail : Lotte@ps.au.dk

Lotte Andersen is Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government of Aarhus University.

Her research areas are:

  • Leadership strategies
  • Performance in public organizations
  • Field experiments
  • Motivation crowding theory
  • Incentives
  • Public Sector employees

For more information – Profile: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/lotte-boegh-andersen(8123bba5-1c63-4ecc-ad9f-e9f8e08fdae8).html

Christan BOTCHER JACOBSENChristan BØTCHER JACOBSEN
Aarhus University, Denmark
E-mail : Christianj@ps.au.dk

Christian Bøtcher Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government of Aarhus University.

His research areas are:

  • Labour market politics
  • State, region and municipalities : Administration

For more information – Profile: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/christian-boetcher-jacobsen(fd9dea84-2af2-4d41-89ac-117e13f5324c).html

WORKSHOP 6 – CONSIDERING ACCOUNTABILITY, CONSIDERING MOTIVATION: CREATING AN ETHICAL AND VALUE-DRIVEN WORKFORCE IN A RESULTS DRIVEN ENVIRONMENT

ASPA Coordinator:

Mel DUBNICKMel DUBNICK
University of New Hampshire, USA
E-mail : mdubnick@gmail.com

Mel Dubnick has been professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, since the fall of 2005. From September 2003 to June 2005 he was Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow at the Queen’s University Belfast Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research and he remained associated with Queen’s as an International Research Fellow for the next year.

From 1992 to 2005 he was professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and was designated professor emeritus upon his departure.

He had previously held full-time academic positions at Baurch College/CUNY, the University of Kansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and Emporia Kansas State University.

He also holds or has held adjunct positions at the University of Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado State College. the School of Public Affairs of Baruch College/CUNY, the Advanced Programs MPA faculty at the University of Oklahoma, and the Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

For more information – Profile: http://mjdubnick.dubnick.net/cv/bio.htm

EGPA Coordinator:

Wouter VANDENABEELEWouter VANDENABEELE
Utrecht University, The Netherlands/Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
E-mail : w.v.vandenabeele@uu.nl

Wouter Vandenabeele is an assistant professor Human Resources Management at Utrecht University and visiting professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).  He is a member of the European Group of Public Administration, the American Society of Public Administration, the International Research Society for Public Management and the Public Management Research Association.

For more information – Profile: http://www.uu.nl/staff/WVVandenabeele