Rosemary O’Leary links her work in academia with efforts to improve government on the ground. She is the author of 135+ scholarly articles and 12 books, including "Retrofitting Collaboration Into the New Public Management: Evidence from New Zealand" (with E. Eppel, Cambridge University Press 2021). In 2021, the Academy of Management chose the 3rd edition of her book, "The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government" as the winner of the "Best Book in Public Management" Award. She has won 13 national research awards and 2 international research awards, including 4 best book awards. She is the only person in the world to win four NASPAA awards for Best Dissertation, Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished Research, and Excellence in Doctoral Education. O’Leary also has won 11 teaching awards (2 of them national). She has worked in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, India, and the US. Rosemary was a member of NASA’s Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Award for her efforts. She was President of the Public Management Research Association and remains active with its board of directors. In 2019, the Europe-based International Research Society for Public Management established the annual "Rosemary O'Leary Prize for Outstanding Scholarship on Women in Public Administration."
Education, Energy, Environment/Natural Resources, Ethics, Gender Policy, Government Operations/Innovation, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Urban Affairs
Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development