Sanjay K. Pandey

Professor and Shapiro Chair of Public Policy and Public Administration, Trachtenberg School, George Washington University

Sanjay K. Pandey is Professor and Shapiro Chair of Public Policy and Public Administration at Trachtenberg School, the George Washington University. Professor Pandey previously held faculty appointments at Rutgers University and the University of Kansas. Professor Pandey’s scholarship focuses on public management and deals with questions central to leading and managing public organizations. His other research interests are in health policy, nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurship.

Professor Pandey directed two landmark surveys of public organizations (Phase II and Phase IV of the National Administrative Studies Project; see NASP Overview). Professor Pandey is widely published in leading public management and administration journals and is an often-cited public administration scholar (Google Scholar Citations). His scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards and his work has been included in leading collections. Two of his co-authored articles are included among the Public Administration Review’s 75 most influential articles (PAR 75 Most Influential Articles; a selection that includes contributions from eminent social scientists including Herbert Simon and Elinor Ostrom). He is also a recipient of the NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award, an award that “recognizes an individual’s research which has made substantial impact on the thought and understanding of public administration.”

Professor Pandey serves as an occasional reviewer for most of the leading public and nonprofit management journals. He is either a current member of or has served on the Board of Editors of Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, International Public Management Journal, Public Performance and Management Review, International Review of Public Administration, and Public Personnel Management. Professor Pandey is also a member of the Board of Directors of Public Management Research Association (2011-2015; pmranet.org) and the Board of Advisors of the Center for Organization Research and Design (https://cord.asu.edu/).

Professor Pandey received his doctoral and master’s degrees in Social Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Experience

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    Professor and Shapiro Chair of Public Policy and Public Administration, Trachtenberg School, George Washington University