Director, John Glenn School of Public Affairs

The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University has selected Dr. Trevor Brown to be the next Director of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Currently he serves as the Interim Director of the School and previously served as its Associate Director. His appointment will be effective on March 1, 2014.

Dr. Brown, who has four times been named the Glenn School's Outstanding Teacher of the Year, received his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University He earned his B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University.

He came to Ohio State in 2001 as an assistant professor in the School of Policy and Management, and was part of the original faculty when the merger of the School of Policy and Management and the John Glenn Institute formed the John Glenn School of Public Affairs in 2006.

He has also held the position of Pasqual Maragall Chair Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona's Department of Economic Policy and a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. He has served as the U.S. project manager for the Parliamentary Development Project, a U.S. Agency for International Development funded organization that provides technical assistance to the Ukrainian parliament.

Among his professional service contributions, he currently serves on the editorial board of Public Administration Review and of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. At the university level, his service includes the Division of Social Sciences Public Policy Minor Oversight Committee, since 2007, as well as the Center for Slavic and East European Studies Advisory Board, since 2009.

His research focuses on public management and organizational theory, contracting and contract management and strategic management and performance measurement. In 2013, he co-authored the book Complex Contracting: Government Purchasing in the Wake of the US Coast Guard's Deepwater Program that was published by Cambridge University Press.

This search was led by Tim McFeeley with Kahn Lee.