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David Rosenbloom

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration

Professor 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 20 academic journals, and is editor of the CRC/Taylor & Francis series in Public Administration and Public Policy. Author or editor of over 300 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). Professor Rosenbloom served on the Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team for the Office of Personnel Management in 1992. 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. His extensive American University credentials include teaching a variety of legal courses in the School of Public Affairs’ MPA, executive MPA and online MPAP.

Professor Rosenbloom holds several degrees, including a PhD from University of Chicago, an MA from University of Chicago, and a BA from Marietta College. Professor Rosenbloom is also an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Marietta College.

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