Back to top

Patrick Malone Executive in Residence Department of Public Administration and Policy

Contact
Send email to Patrick Malone
(202) 885-6271 (Office)
SPA - Public Admin and Policy
Spring Valley Building - 605J
Degrees
PhD, American University

MS, Trinity University, San Antonio

BS, Southwest Texas State University

Bio

Professor Malone is an Executive-in-Residence in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, where he teaches courses in public sector leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, action learning, leadership ethics, and public administration and policy. He also serves as the director of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Programs. He is a frequent guest lecturer on leadership and organizational dynamics in state and federal agencies, professional associations, and universities. He has extensive experience working with federal sector leaders from DHHS, EPA, IRS, USDA, HUD, DHS, and DoD among others. Professor Malone also regularly presents in international forums, to government leaders from such nations as the Republic of Vietnam, Panama, Poland, Belgium, and Mauritius. His research interests and scholarship include work in public service motivation, leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior. He is one of only 30 researchers in the country certified to score the Subject/Object qualitative research methodology developed at Harvard University.

Dr Malone spent twenty-two years in the Department of Defense where he served in a number of senior leadership and policy roles including as a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Academic Director; and Dean of Academics for Navy Medicine. His most recent publications include "Thinking Up," “Selfies in the Workplace: Narcissists and the Public Manager,” “Making Assumptions? Try the Power of Inquiry,” “The Challenges That Set Public Service Apart” and “Enhancing Your Leadership by Tapping into Staff Attitudes.” His TED Talk, “Thinking about Time,” is available at http://tedxtalks.ted.com and his co-edited book, The Handbook of Federal Leadership and Administration, was published in November 2016. He is also the host of the monthly podcast “Take It From Key.”

See Also
SPA Department of Public Administration and Policy
SPA Key Executive Leadership Programs
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2020

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Beg Ldrshp Journey OMB 8

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: ICE Keystone Ldrshp Program 2

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: TSA Leadership Institute K10

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: TSA Leadership Institute J13

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: TSA Leadership Institute K8

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG/O1

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG/O2

  • PUAD-612 Intro to Public Admin/Pol Proc

  • PUAD-627 Pol, Policymaking, & Pub Admin: Pol, Plcymkg, & Pub Adm Key 54

Summer 2020

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Begin Ldrshp Journey OMB 9

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG 01

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG 02

Fall 2020

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Begin Ldrshp Journey DOT AL 6

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Begin Ldrshp Journey DOT AL 7

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG O1

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIG O2

  • PUAD-028 Executive Skill Modules: Executive Coaching OIT 77

  • PUAD-057 Managing Organizational Trans: Managing Org Trans USSS 8

  • PUAD-612 Intro to Public Admin/Pol Proc

  • PUAD-620 Public Marketing & Strat Comm: Pub Mktg & Strat Comm Key 54

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

public sector leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, action learning, leadership ethics, and public administration in the policy process

Additional Information

Patrick Malone is an executive-in-residence where he teaches courses in public sector leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, action learning, leadership ethics, and public administration in the policy process. He also serves as the director of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Programs. He is a frequent guest lecturer on leadership and organizational dynamics in state and federal agencies, professional associations, and universities. He has extensive experience working with federal sector leaders from DHHS, EPA, IRS, USDA, HUD, DHS, and DoD among others. Professor Malone also regularly presents in international forums to government leaders from the Republic of Vietnam, Panama, Poland, Belgium, and Mauritius. His research interests and scholarship include work in public service motivation, leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior. He is one of only thirty researchers in the country certified to score the Subject/Object qualitative research methodology developed at Harvard University. Malone spent twenty-two years in the Department of Defense where he served in a number of senior leadership and policy roles including as a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; academic director; and dean of academics for Navy Medicine. His most recent publications include “Selfies in the Workplace: Narcissists and the Public Manager,” “Making Assumptions? Try the Power of Inquiry,” “The Challenges That Set Public Service Apart” and “Enhancing Your Leadership by Tapping into Staff Attitudes.”

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Related Links

AU News & Achievements

Sixth Key Executive Conference

In the Community ·

AU's School of Public Affairs' Key Executive Conference 2015

The 6th Annual Key Executive Conference was a resounding success this year, with more than 200 people turning out for the sold-out event.
Full Story

Announcement ·

Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People

Key Program Director Patrick Malone comments on the recent White House Executive Order.
Full Story

leadership_spa_award_fall2015

Achievements ·

SPA Executive in Residence Receives Prestigious Award from National Image Inc.

Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, received the Equity and Excellence Hispanic Employment Program Manager Award from National Image Inc.
Full Story