Barbara Romzek is Professor Emerita of Public Administration and Policy and former Dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs. Before joining American University Dr. Romzek held faculty and senior leadership positions at the University of Kansas, the last being interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. Romzek is recognized internationally for her expertise in public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex federal work settings, including NASA, Congress, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Professor Romzek has received research awards from the American Association of University Women, the American Society for Public Administration, the Network for Social Management, and the American Political Science Association (APSA), including the John Gaus Award from APSA for lifetime achievement in political science and public administration. She was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 1999 and currently serves on its Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee and Governance Committee.
Board Governance, Education, Ethics, Government Operations/Innovation, Higher Education, Labor/Workforce Training and RecruitmentLabor, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Oversight/Regulation, Social Services
Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Academic Research, Change Management, Nonprofit / NGO leadership