Rosemary O'Leary is the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas and Honorary Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author or editor of twelve books and more than 140 scholarly articles and book chapters on public management and public policy. She has won 11 national research awards and 2 international research awards, including 7 senior scholar awards and 3 best book awards. She also has won 10 teaching awards. O’Leary was a senior Fulbright scholar in Malaysia and the Philippines, an Ian Axford Public Policy Scholar in New Zealand, and a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in the Philippines where she taught research methods to Filipino professors on remote campuses. She was a member of NASA’s Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident where she advised NASA on organization culture and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Award. She was President of the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) 2017-2019. In 2019, the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) established the “Rosemary O’Leary Prize” for excellence in scholarship on women and public administration.
Education, Energy/Natural Resources, Environment, Ethics and Lobbying Reform, Gender Policy, Government Operations/Innovation, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Urban Affairs
Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Board Governance, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Other