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David Rosenbloom Distinguished Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy

Degrees
PhD University of Chicago MA University of Chicago BA Marietta College Honorary Doctor of Laws Marietta College

Bio
Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. A major contributor to the field and a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, his numerous awards include the Whittington Award for excellent teaching, Gaus Award for exemplary scholarship in political science and public administration, Waldo Award for outstanding contributions to the literature and leadership of public administration, Levine Award for excellence in public administration, and Brownlow Award for his book, BUILDING A LEGISLATIVE-CENTERED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. He edited PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW, co-edited the POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL, currently serves on the editorial boards of about 15 academic journals, and is editor of the Routledge Series in Public Administration and Public Policy. Author or editor of over 350 scholarly publications, he frequently guest lectures at universities in the US and abroad. Faculty appointments include the following universities: Kansas, Tel Aviv, Vermont, Syracuse, City University of Hong Kong, Hebrew (Israel), and Renmin (China). Rosenbloom served on the Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team for the Office of Personnel Management in 1992; his research has been cited for authority by the U.S. Supreme Court; and he has testified before U.S. Senate Committees. His text, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, POLITICS, AND LAW IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, was ranked the fifth most influential book published in public administration from 1990-2010. He is identified as the "most prominent" author "being co-cited by law and public administration articles in the last 20 years [1999-2019]" in Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration Review. See A. Osorio, S. Nielsen, R. Christensen, "Systematically Reviewing American Law and Public Administration: A Call for Dialogue and Theory Building," Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (April 5, 2021), Figure 3: doi:10.1093/ppmgov/gvaa026.
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • PUAD-616 Legal Basis of Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

Summer 2021

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

Fall 2021

  • PUAD-616 Legal Basis of Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Admin

  • PUAD-710 Proseminar in Public Admin