Dr. Hal G. Rainey
Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor
- Baldwin Hall 205AGA
- Phone: (706) 542-2979
- Fax: (706) 583-0610
- Office Hours: : Baldwin Hall : Thursdays , 2:00-4:00 PM
- Ph.D., Ohio State University , Public Administration
- M.A., Ohio State University , Psychology
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , English and Psychology
Rainey concentrates on research and teaching in public management and organizational theory, with emphasis on leadership, incentives and motivation, and reform and change in public and nonprofit organizations, and with a particular interest in the similarities and differences among organizations and managers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and in the privatization of public services.
Public Administration, Public Management and Organization Theory.
John Gaus Award and John Gaus Lecturer, for career scholarly contributions in the joint traditions of political science and public administration, American Political Science Association, 2011.
Dwight Waldo Award for Career Contributions in Scholarship, American Society for Public Administration, 2009.
Outstanding Alumnus Award, School of Public Policy and Management, Ohio State University, 2006.
Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2005.
Elected as Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration, October, 2003.
Charles Levine Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service, conferred jointly by the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, 1995.
Hal G. Rainey, Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, 4th edition. San Francisco: Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2009. The first edition, published in 1991, won the Best Book Award, Public Sector Division, Academy of Management, 1992.
Hal G. Rainey, “Sampling Designs for Analyzing Publicness: Alternatives and Their Strengths and Weaknesses. “Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2011.
Hal G. Rainey, “Goal Ambiguity and the Study of American Bureaucracy.” In Robert Durant (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy, Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Mary K. Feeney and Hal G. Rainey, “Personnel Flexibility and Red Tape in Public and Nonprofit Organizations: Distinctions due to Institutional and Political Accountability.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2010.
Hal G. Rainey and Chan Su Jung, “Extending Goal Ambiguity Research in Government.” In George A. Boyne, Gene A. Brewer and Richard M. Walker (Eds.) Public Management and Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Hal G. Rainey, John C. Ronquillo, and Claudia N. Avellaneda, “Decision-Making in Public Organizations.” In Paul C. Nutt and David Wilson (Eds.) The Blackwell Handbook of Decision Making. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, 2010: 349-377.
Sungjoo Choi and Hal G. Rainey, “Managing Diversity in U.S. Federal Agencies: Effects of Diversity and Diversity Management on Employee Perceptions of Organizational Performance.” Public Administration Review, Vol. 70, no. 1 (January/February, 2010): 109-121.
Jung Wook Lee, Hal G. Rainey, and Young Han Chun, “Goal Ambiguity, Work Complexity, and Work Routineness in Federal Agencies.” American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 40, no. 3 (May, 2010): 284-308.
Jung Wook Lee, Hal G. Rainey, and Young Han Chun, “Of Politics and Purpose: Political Salience and Goal Ambiguity in U.S. Federal Agencies.” Public Administration, Vol. 87, no. 2 (September, 2009): 457-484.