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Russell Robinson Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

Russell Robinson
SPA | Public Administration
Spring Valley Building 606
EdD. Human Organizational Learning 2018; George Washington University
MPA. Public Administration 2013; American University
BS. Accounting 1991; University of Dayton

Dr. Robinson is the Director of the newly created Key Undergraduate Leadership Program (Key) and is an Associate Professor within SPA and the Key Executive Leadership Program. His expertise is on public sector leadership with an emphasis on employee voice/silence and employee engagement. He is a frequent guest lecturer and keynote speaker on the topics of the Future of Work, employee engagement, voice culture, resilience, wellness, and diversity & inclusion. Prior to working at AU, Russell spent 22 years as a civil servant within the US federal government, where he developed and taught leadership and culture to all levels of employees.
See Also
Dr. Robinson's Professional Website
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Spring 2024

  • PUAD-050 Leadership in Chngng Workplace: Ldrshp/Chngng Wkpl OIG SES 2

  • PUAD-627 Pol, Policymaking, & Pub Admin: Pol, Plcymkg, & Pub Adm Key56

Summer 2024

  • PUAD-021 Topics in Executive Mmgt: Becoming Authentic MRP 17

  • PUAD-050 Leadership in Chngng Workplace: Ldrshp/Chngng Wkpl REE SES 13

  • PUAD-050 Leadership in Chngng Workplace: Ldrshp/Chngng Wkpl REE SES 14

  • PUAD-650 Leadership in Chngng Workplace

Fall 2024

  • PUAD-612 Intro to Public Admin/Pol Proc

  • SPA-352 Key Leadership: Concept/Pract