Department of Public Administration and Policy
- Professor Amirkhanyan’s research and teaching focuses on public and nonprofit management, public sector reform, organizational performance, social policy, research methodology, and intellectual history of public administration. Amirkhanyan’s articles have been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and the International Journal of Public Administration. Professor Amirkhanyan has recently received 2006 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Dissertation Award, 2007 SPA Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, and 2008 SPA Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching.
DegreesPh.D. Public Administration, Syracuse University
M.S. Nonprofit Management, New School University
Ph.D. Philosophy, Yerevan State University
M.A. Philosophy, Yerevan State University
B.A. Philosophy, Yerevan State University
Languages Spoken:English, Armenian, Russian
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My research agenda focuses on a number of central themes in public and nonprofit management and organizational theory. I am particularly interested in privatization reforms involving partnerships between government agencies and nonprofit or forprofit service providers. I am also interested in comparative studies examining various organizational characteristics and outcomes across public, nonprofit, and forprofit sectors. Specific organizational processes I have focused on in my studies include decision-making, collaboration, organizational performance, and performance measurement.
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Area of Expertise: Public administration, privatization and contracting out, performance, cross-sector collaboration, organizational theory, nonprofit management
Additional Information: Anna Amirkhanyan’s research focuses on public and nonprofit management, public sector reform, organizational performance, social policy, research methodology, and intellectual history of public administration. Her current teaching concentration is nonprofit management, as well as quantitative methods in public management and public policy. Amirkhanyan’s articles are published or forthcoming in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration, The Gerontologist, and the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. She has presented papers at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Conference, Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, and other national conferences. Amirkhanyan has recently received the 2006 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention), Maxwell’s School’s Dissertation Prize, and the AU Faculty Research Award.
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