Professor; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration; Co-Director of the Health Policy Leadership Concentration, Sacramento
Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment from the USF School of Management and the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions.
Callahan is Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento and the Director of the Health Services Administration concentration in the Master of Public Administration in the School of Management. His health and human services consulting contracts have been in the states of California, Washington, and Louisiana.
He has also served for three years as the Faculty Representative to the USF Board of Trustees, 2012-2015, Director for the Change the World from Here lecture series at USF, 2012-2013, and Chaired the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration for three years.
Callahan’s research, consulting, publications, and teaching focuses on leadership behaviors and strategy practices that are effective in complex, demanding and dynamic environments in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Callahan was elected as a Fellow for the National Academy of Public Administration Standing Committee on Intergovernmental and Federal Systems in 2017.
He is the current Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Public Leadership, a peer-reviewed journal. published by Emerald Press, United Kingdom. He was a visiting researcher at Oxford University, 2016 and was appointed the Visiting Scholar 2017-2018 for the Center for California Studies at the California State University, Sacramento.
His recent publications include editing and writing chapters in the book, Public Health Leadership: Addressing Population Health and Social Determinants (2017) and a chapter scheduled for publication in the book Financial Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity in Local Governments (2018).
Dr. Callahan was awarded Graduate Program Teacher of the Year, 2013, in the USF School of Management. At the University of Southern California, School of Policy, was voted by the Graduate Student Association as the Teacher of the Year in both 2010 and 2007. He received the 2010 Newland award for Outstanding Educator, Sacramento Chapter and the 2011 Scoville Award for Outstanding Educator, Los Angeles Chapter of American Society of Public Administration.
Starting in 2000 Callahan has been Co-Director of the Sierra Health Foundation Leadership Program. Dr. Callahan and Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, Director of IPHI at University of California Davis Health Center are also the lead consultants for the Milbank Memorial Fund for state legislators and executive staff from over 20 states.
Callahan has designed, delivered, and directed leadership programs internationally, nationally, state-wide, including:
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- The California State Association of Counties
- California State Leadership Institute
- Southern California Association of Governments
- University of Southern California’s Executive Master of Leadership degree
- Programs in Aguascalientes, Mexico and Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Callahan co-authored a national award-winning article, receiving the Brownlow award for best article from Public Administration Review. He has been published in journals such as Public Management Review, Public Manager, Government Finance Officers Review, The National Civic Review, and Journal of Jesuit Business Education. He was Executive Producer and Assistant Director of the documentary Solving the Inequality. He received a Fulbright Specialist Program grant in 2011 for lectures on public institutions at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey.
He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, with a master degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Southern California, as well as having trained in judo at Tenri University in Japan.
- Leadership Practices
- Strategic Planning
Professional Appointments – Current
- 2011 - Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Management Tenure awarded 2014. Promoted to full professor 2016.
- 2016-2018 - Joint Faculty Appointment, Professor, University of San Francisco, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions and in the School of Management.
- 2017 - Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Public Leadership, Emerald Press, UK.
- 2017 - Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration, elected nationally to Congressionally chartered national academy.
- 2016-Co-Lead Consultant for the Milbank Memorial Fund foundation’s national Emerging Leaders Program for legislators and state executives, NY, NY.
- 2013 - Co-Director, Sierra Health Foundation Leadership Program, Sacramento, California.
Professional Appointments - Past
- 1998-2011 - Associate Dean and Director of University of Southern California State Capital Center
- Clinical Professor, 2008-2011, Clinical Associate Professor-2006-2008
- School of Policy, Planning, and Development
- Assistant Dean, 1999-2006. Initially, CAO, 1998
- Director, Executive Master of Leadership, 2010-2011
- Director, Doctorate of Policy, Planning, and Development, 2010-2011
- 1996-1998 - Chief Administrative Officer, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, California. Directed a nonprofit, graduate program and health care clinic program and relations with accrediting agencies and Board of Directors. Developed first budget and cash analysis.
- 1990 -1995 - Township Business Administrator, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Directed Department of Administration, with over 40 staff in 8 separate divisions. Provided oversight of operating, capital and utility budgets totaling $40 million with 325 employees, serving 69,900 residents. Initiated Economic Development Corporation and Neighborhood Preservation Grant. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements.
- 1985 -1990 - Deputy Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Staff for County Supervisor Edmund Edelman. Responsible for policy analysis and administrative oversight of departments on infrastructure, land use, transportation, parks, criminal justice, community development, and social services and children’s services.
- 1988 -1990 - Voting Member, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. Appointed to serve on LACTC, voted on rail line selection, contracts, budgets and policy. Chaired Highway Committee: worked with elected and appointed federal and local officials.
- Nov., 2017 - Committee Member, Federal Systems Panel, National Academy of Public Administration.
- Sept., 2016 - Visiting Scholar, Center for California Studies, California State University.
- May, 2017 Sacramento for presentations on implications for state government of foundations in California addressing the social determinants of health.
- Hillary Term, 2016 - Visiting Researcher, resident at Campion Hall, Oxford University, England.
- Sept., 2017-May, 2018 - Lane Center Faculty Fellowship for seminar discussions on social justice in the Jesuit tradition through the USF Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought.
- Sept., 2016-May, 2017 - Faculty Learning Community, one of 14 faculty members, from across all university schools, for online and in-class learning format development.
- Sept., 2012-Dec. 2015 - Board of Trustees, University of San Francisco, faculty constituency representative.
- Feb. 2015–Dec. 2015 - Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE). Appointed by the Provost, with 12 faculty from across the university schools and college.
- August, 2014-May, 2015 - Ignatian Faculty Forum, one of 10 faculty members, from across all university schools.
- March-June, 2014 - Public Affairs Task Force, member, appointed by the Provost.
- April, 2012 - Faculty Review Committee, Master of Public Affairs (MoPA), member, Leo McCarthy Center for the Public Good
School of Nursing and Health Professions
- August, 2016 - Co-Director, Master of Public Health degree, Sacramento Campus
School of Management
- Sept., 2017 - Member, NASPAA Accreditation, MPA Committee
- June, 2017 - Director, Health Services Administration concentration
- Nov.,2012-Sept. 2014 - Strategic Planning Committee, Co-Chair, elected by faculty of School of Management, USF
- August, 2013-Dec. 2015 - Faculty Governance Committee, School of Management, member, appointed as Department Chair and Co-chair of the Strategic Planning
- April-May, 2014 - Elections Sub-Committee, Faculty Governance Committee
- Dec., 2011-May, 2012 - Change the World From Here Lecture Series: Leadership Practices for Institutional and Community Change. Director, appointed by Dean, School of Management, USF
Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management
- Jan. to May, 2017 - MPA faculty search committee, Chair
- June, 2013 - Public and Nonprofit Administration Department, Chair, elected by Dec. 2015 department faculty members, School of Management, USF
- June, 2013 - Public Administration Program, Director, appointed by Dean, School May, 2014 Management, USF
- June-Dec. 2013 - Nonprofit Administration Program, Director, appointed by Dean
- Dec., 2013 - Faculty Search Committee: Public Administration faculty, member, appointed May, 2014 by Dean, School of Management, USF
- Feb. -Dec. 2013 - Faculty Search Committee: Nonprofit faculty, member, appointed by Dean, School of Management, USF
- May-Sept. 2012 - Bachelor of Science, Management (BSM) Undergraduate Degree Public Administration Concentration Design Committee, Chair, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, USF
- March-April, 2012 - Faculty Search Committee: Health Administration, member, School of Management, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration
University of Southern California
- 2010-2011 - Director, Executive Master of Leadership, SPPD, USC 2010-2011 Director, Doctorate of Policy, Planning, and Development, SPPD, USC
- 2006-2007 - Program Design, Co-Director, Executive Master of Leadership 2006-2011 Clinical Associate Professor USC, SPPD, USC
- 2006-2011 - Associate Dean and Director of USC State Capital Center, Sacramento
- Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, LA, CA. Dissertation: The Politics of Structural Choice: Cooperation in Political Environments
- Master of Public Administration (MPA), USC, Los Angeles, California.
- Tenri University, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
- Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Government, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C.
Service to Professional Organizations
- 2018 - American Society for Public Administration, National Awards Committee, Elmer Staats Award
- 2017- Co-Chair, Panel on Place-Based Public Value, International Research Society for May, 2018 Public Management 2018 Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. June – Sept, Member, Task Force on By-Laws Revision, American Society of Public Administration 2017 2016 - Co-Chair, Committee for national Best Book award, Section on Public Administration -
- 2017 - Research, American Society of Public Administration Jan., 2017 American Society for Public Administration, National Awards Committee, Public Integrity and Elmer Staats awards 2015 National Conference Program Committee, Section Co-Chair
- 2012-present - Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR), Executive Council, ASPA
- 2008-17 - ASPA, Sacramento Chapter, Awards Committee
- 2013-2014 - Chair, Committee for national Best Book award, Section on Public Administration Research, American Society of Public Administration
- 2012 - National Academy of Public Administration, Partnership Panel member
- 2005-2010 - NASPAA Committee on Executive Education
- 2007-2008 - NASPAA Site Accreditation site visit committees 2002-03 President, American Society of Public Administration, Sacramento Chapter
- 1999-2009 - American Society of Public Administration, Executive Council, Sacramento Chapter
- 2004-2006 - Regent’s Advisory Board, Sacramento, American Congress of Healthcare Executives
Journal Editorial Activities
- 2003-present - Manuscript Reviews for Journals Public Administration Review (29); American Review of Public Administration (18);Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (3); Journal of Public Policy (2); Administration and Society (2);
- Journal of Urban Affairs (2)
- Public Administration (1)
- 2009-2010 Public Administration Review, editor search committee
- 2003-2009 Public Administration Review, Editorial Board
- 2008 International Public Administration Award Selection Committee, ASPA
- 2006 Dwight Waldo Award Selection Committee, ASPA
- 2005 Dimock Award Selection Committee, Public Administration Review
Selected Public Service Presentations
- 2018 - Sacramento County Human Resources, Executive Training, “Thinking and Acting Strategically”, 55 county government executives, Sacramento, CA. February 1.
- 2017 - Chaired Panel and Presented on Housing and Homelessness, Envisioning California statewide conference, Center for California, Sacramento, CA. 75 participants. October 5.
- 2017 - USF Center for Teaching Excellence, “Experiential Learning”. 30 Faculty, January 15.
- 2015 - KQED, San Francisco Public Radio and Television news division, “Team Simulation Exercise”. San Francisco, CA, 45 staff members. January, 19.
- 2014 - Visions of Success. 80 High school students on academic practices. USF
- 2014 - Municipal Manager Assistants of Northern California. “New Ways to Work Through Enduring Problems: Strategies for Change Management”. 60 participants. Sacramento, CA, October 15.
- 2014 - San Francisco Junior League, “Navigating Local Government for Impact”. 40 participants San Francisco, September 23.
- 2014 - Association of Washington Cities, “Best Practices for Fiscal Sustainability”. Spokane, Washington, June 19.
- 2014 - Bedrosian Center for Governance, “Fiscal Sustainability Case Studies”. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. March 10.
- 2014 - American Society for Public Administration, Sacramento Chapter, “Civic Engagement and Attitudes Towards Taxes and Government Spending”. Sacramento. 25 attendees. February.
- 2013 - California State Legislature, Subcommittee on Gas and Electric Infrastructure Safety, “Improving Performance Management”. San Francisco, 30 attendees. November.
- 2013 - Fiscal Sustainability in Local Government, USC Policy Outreach Panel. “Five Lessons from Local Government Successes”. State Capitol Sacramento, 90 attendees. November.
- 2013 - Experts Panel, Haynes Foundation Funded Research on Fiscal Sustainability and Leadership in Local Government. Panel Moderator. USC, Los Angeles. 15 panelists.
- 2013 - USC Bedrosian Center for Governance. “Fiscal Sustainability Lessons”. Panel. 30 attendees. March. Los Angeles.
- 2013 - California Association of Counties, Institute for Excellence in County Government. “Thinking Strategically in Trying Times”. 15 participants. Sacramento, October.
- 2013 - California Association of Counties, Institute for Excellence in County Government. “Leadership in Turbulent Times”. 14 participants. Sacramento, July.
- 2013 - Government Finance Officers Association, National conference, 400 attendees, Panel Presentation “Fiscal Sustainability Cases”. San Francisco, June.
- 2013 - Western Intergovernmental Auditors, annual conference, 90 participants. Plenary session “Avoiding Groundhog Day the Movie: Leadership Practices” Sacramento, May.
- 2013 - Presentation to Southern California Leadership Network. “Leadership in State Government”. 25 participants. Sacramento, CA. May.
- 2013 - Symposium: Strengthening California & Mexico University Partnerships, Sponsored by Mexico Consul General, Sacramento and Association of California Independent Colleges and Universities. May.
- 2013 Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Company publishers, Book Proposal Reviewer for Alison Hankey, Senior Editor Nonprofit and Public Management. February.
- 2013 - Electronic Hallway Advisory Committee, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, appointed by Sandra Archibald, Dean. January-February.
- 2013 - Symposium: Strengthening California & Mexico University Partnerships, Sponsored by Mexico Consul General, Sacramento and Association of California Independent Colleges and Universities, February. Panel Chair and Presenter.
- 2013 - Webinar on “Avoiding Groundhog Day the Movie: Leadership Practices” California Department of Human Resources. 670 Participants. January.
- 2013 - New Leadership Council, presentation on leadership to 20 Fellows for 2013 Program San Francisco. February.
- 2012 - International Monitoring Team, Presidential Election, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, July.
- 2012 - Presentation on Leadership Practices to the U.S. Air Force, Junior Officers Leadership Development National Program, August. Travis Air Force Base, CA
- 2011-2012 - Presentation on Leadership Challenges in California State Government to Southern California Leadership Network, June, Sacramento, CA
- 2012 - Presentation on board governance, to the elected Board members of the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, May, Sacramento, CA
- 2012 - Presentation to the National Academy of Public Administration, Panel on Fiscal Sustainability, February. Washington, DC
- 2012 - Leadership and Board Training for Executive Directors, California Alliance of Child and Family Services, February. San Francisco, CA
- 2011 - Presentation to the National Academy of Public Administration, Panel on Fiscal Sustainability, on research findings of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act management practices. November. Washington, DC.
- 2011 - Los Angeles Police Department, design and delivery of leadership workshop and program for Command staff, rank of Captain and above, Los Angeles, CA
- 2011 - Advisor for Mayoral delegations from Aguascalientes and Progresso, Mexico
- 2011 - USC Strategic Plan, Office of the Provost, Local Connections Committee.
- 2010 - Faculty for Office of the Vice President of the United States, Recovery Act Case Study Writing Workshop. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.
- 2010-11 - California Special Districts Association, Panel Moderator with three state legislators. 250 participants. Sacramento, CA
- 2011 - Little Hoover Commission, Hearing on performance management in State Government, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
- 2011 - Legislative staff on performance management in California State government. 15 participants. Sacramento, CA
- 2010 - Urban League of Sacramento, Board of Directors, strategy and organizational culture, 25 Board members. Sacramento, CA.
- 2009-2010 - California State Department of Toxic Substance Control, Performance Management Oversight Panel
- 2004-2010 - Visiting faculty and Advisor to University Rector and MPA Program Director, Universidad Anahuac de Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
- 2009-2014 World Affairs Council, Sacramento Chapter
- 2008-2010 Medstart CEO Forum, Sacramento area medical startup technology and information technology companies
- 2007 Kaiser-Permanente, Northern Valley Leadership Retreat, on Leadership and Reflections, to 130 health executives, Sacramento, CA
- 2005-2011 Universidad Anahuac de Xalapa, MPA program advisor. Veracruz, Mexico
- 2005-2006 Strategic Planning Facilities Committee, California, Department of Motor Vehicles
- 2003-2007 Sacramento Health Decisions Board of Directors
- 2001 American Planning Association, Public Agency Design and Regionalism, Panel at State-wide conference, Sacramento, CA
- 1992-1995 Heart of Camden, volunteer construction manager
Awards & Distinctions
- 2016-17 - Visiting Scholar, Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento, CA
- 2016 - University of San Francisco Post-Sabbatical Merit Award.
- 2015 - Louis Brownlow Award. Best article in Public Administration Review written or co-written by a practitioner. Presented at the ASPA National Awards lunch for Yan Tang, Rich Callahan, and Mark Pisano. “Using Common-Pool Resource Principles to Design Local Government Fiscal Sustainability”
- 2013 - Teacher of the Year, Graduate Programs, School of Management, USF
- 2011 - Fulbright Specialist Program for Istanbul, Turkey
- 2011 - Scoville Award for Academic Excellence, American Society of Public Administration, Los Angeles, CA Chapter.
- 2011 - & Professor of the Year, awarded by Graduate Student Association (GPAC), USC 2007 School of Policy, Planning, and Development. LA, CA.
- 2010 - Chester A. Newland Award for Academic Excellence, American Society of Public Administration, Sacramento, CA Chapter.
- 2008 - U.S. Army War College, Selected for Strategy Seminar, June, Carlisle, PA
- 2007 - First Place, The National Networks Project-Harvard and University of Pennsylvania for graduate course syllabus teaching networks and public management
- 2005 - Editor’s Choice Award, Larry Terry, Editor of Public Administration Review
- 2003 - Association of Government Accountants, AGA Sacramento Chapter’s Training award
- 2002 - Reining Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention. USC
- 2017 - Callahan, R. and Bhattacharya, D. Editors. Public Health Leadership: Strategies for Innovation in Population Health and Social Determinants. CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
- 2018 - Callahan, R. and M. Pisano. “Fiscal Sustainability, Demographics, and the Social Determinants of Health Driving Intergenerational Equity.” In Financial Sustainability and Intergenerational Equity in Local Governments. IGI Global. Editor María Deseda López Subires
- 2016 - Callahan, R. “Leadership Developing Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health”. In Innovations in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Public Solutions Handbook. NY: Routledge. Editors Patria de Lancer Julnes and Ed Gibson Pp.187-204.
Book Chapter Editor Review
- 2017 - Callahan, R. “Leadership and Bureaucracy” in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Editor-in-Chief Ali Farazmand. Springer.
- 2017 - Callahan, R. “Innovation and Tradition in Public Administration Reform” in Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Editor-in-Chief Ali Farazmand. Springer.
- 2015 - Broussine, M. and R. Callahan. “Public Leadership”. Book Chapter in Public Management and Governance. 3rd Edition. Edited by Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler. Routledge. Pp. 275-290.
- 2014 - Callahan, R. and M. Pisano. “Aligning Fiscal and Environmental Sustainability”. Book chapter in The Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook. Edited by Daniel Mazmanian and Hilda Blanco. Pp. 154-165.
- 2013 - Pisano, M. and R. Callahan. “Leading Large Task Public-Private Partnerships”. Book chapter in Memos to National Leaders. Wash. DC: American Society for Public Administration. Pp. 97-104.
- 2008 - Callahan, R. “Designing and Delivering Leadership Programs: Challenges and Prospects”. Book chapter in Innovations in Public Sector Leadership Development. Edited By Ricardo Morse. NAPA/ M.E. Sharp Publishers. Pp. 283-295.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- 2014 - Tang, S.Y., Rich Callahan, and Mark Pisano. “Using Common-Pool Resource Principles to Design Local Government Fiscal Sustainability”. Public Administration Review. November-December. 74 (6) 791-803. Received the 2014 Brownlow Award for Best article in Public Administration Review written or co-written or co-written by a practitioner.
- 2014 - Callahan, R. and Mark Pisano. “The Divergent Cases of the City and the County of San Bernardino”. Public Finance and Management. 14 (1) 84-105.
- 2013 - Callahan, R. “Professional Reflection: The Alignment of Ignatian Pedagogy Principles with Jesuit Business School Education and Business Practices”. Journal of Jesuit Business Education. 4 (1) 25-36.
- 2010 - Callahan, R., Mark Pisano, and Alisson Linder. “Leadership and Strategy: A Comparison of the Outcomes and Institutional Designs of the Alameda Corridor and Alameda Corridor East Projects.” Public Works Policy and Management. (14) 263-287.
- 2007 - Callahan, R. “Governance the Collision of Politics and Cooperation”. Public Administration Review. (67) 299-301.
- 2005 - Callahan, R and G. Ronald Gilbert. “End-User Satisfaction and Design features of Public Agencies”. American Review of Public Administration. (20) 1-17.
- 2001 - Callahan, R. “Challenges of (Dis) Connectedness in the ‘Big Question Methodologies’ in Public Administration”. Public Administration Review. (61) 493-499.
Speeches and Presentations
- 2017 - Center for California Studies, Visiting Scholar, California State University, Sacramento, California, March 15 and June 23.
- 2014 - Washington State Auditor’s Office, All Staff Training, Olympia, Seattle, WA
- 2011 - Istanbul Aydin University, Keynote Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey.
- 2011- Association of Government Accountants, Keynote Speaker, Sacramento, CA
- 2010 - Arizona Town Hall, Statewide 97th Annual Meeting, Keynote Speaker on governance in California, leadership and institutions. Grand Canyon, Arizona
- 2010 - California Peace Officers Association, Keynote Speaker on leadership and core values to Police chiefs and County Sheriffs, Los Angeles, California
- 2009 - United States Air Force Academy Keynote Speaker, 33rd Annual Faculty Awards. Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 2007 - California Office of Homeland Security, Keynote Speaker on Leadership and Communication, Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterrey, California
- 2021 - National Academy of Public Administration panel on Health Equity. Professor Callahan Moderator. Panelist: Britta Guerrero, CEO Sacramento Native American Health Center and Board of Directors of The California Endowment, and Tomás Aragón, MD, Public Health Officer and Director, Dept. of Public Health, State of California.
- 2021 - National Academy of Public Administration Podcast (Season 1, Episode 78). On this episode, we welcome Rich Callahan, Professor at the University of San Francisco and Co-Director of the public health program, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the role of intergovernmental collaboration in solving public health issues, the future of this collaboration, and his recommendations for a better intergovernmental system.
- 2017 - Public Management Research Conference, international conference. “Leadership Practices for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health” June 9. American University. Washington, DC
- 2017 - International Research Society for Public Management. 21st Annual Conference. “Wicked Problems Research: Avoiding Homelessness and Gang Violence.” April 21. Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
- 2017 - International Research Society for Public Management. 21st Annual Conference. “Leadership Practices Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”. April 21. Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
- 2017 - International Research Society for Public Management. 21st Annual Conference. “Performance Management in California State Government: Divergence in Two Case Studies”. April 20. Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
- 2017 - Public and Political Leadership. 2nd Annual Conference. “Public Value Through Leaders Addressing the Social Determinants of Health.” April 7. Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
- 2017 - Public and Political Leadership. 2nd Annual Conference. “Placed-based Public Value: Collaboratives and Leadership: Case Findings from the UK and USA”. Co-Authored with Rob Worrall. April 6. Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
- 2016 - 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World, “Fiscal Sustainability: Anticipating Conflict and Treating Budgets as Common Pool Resources.” July 19, Washington, DC.
- 2016 - 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World, “Large Forces Analysis: Implications for Democratic Ideals, Practices, and Institutions.” July 18, Washington, DC.
- 2016 - Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), International Conference. The Road to Performance Management: Divergence in the California State Government” June 23. Aarhus, Denmark.
- 2016 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), National Conference, “Are Infrastructure Projects Alike in All the Unimportant Ways?” March 19. Seattle, Wash.
- 2016 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), National Conference, “The Paradox of Teaching Cross Sector Leadership?” March 21. Seattle, Washington.
- 2015 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), National Conference. “Fiscal Sustainability”. March 9. Chicago
- 2015 - ASPA Deil Wright Symposium: Intergovernmental Management: Tensions and Trends. “An Intergovernmental Action Agenda for New Paradigms to Develop National Infrastructure” March 6. Chicago.
- 2015 - ASPA National Conference. “A Comparison of the Bay Bridge with the Golden Gate Bridge Construction”. March 6. Chicago.
- 2014 - Colleagues of Jesuit Business Education (CJBE), National Conference. “Missing the Sectors: The Incomplete Journey of Business Education at Jesuit Universities”. July 12. San Francisco.
- 2014 - ASPA National Conference, “California Dreaming and Magical Thinking: Building Infrastructure”. March 14. Wash. D.C. (accepted not presented due to family illness)
- 2013 - NASPAA national accreditation conference, “The Future of Case Studies”. October 10. Washington, D.C.
- 2013 - International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS), International Conference. “Fiscal and Environmental Sustainability: Connections in Practice”. July 14. St. Louis University, St. Louis, MS.
- 2013 - Colleagues of Jesuit Business Education (CJBE), National Conference. “Beyond Human Dignity: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Advancing Environmental Sustainability”. July 16. St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
- 2013 - Teaching Public Administration (TPAC), National Conference. “The Future of Case Study Development and Teaching”. Roundtable. June 4. San Francisco.
- 2013 - Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net), National Conference. “California Dreaming, Sustainability, and Utopia”. June 2. San Francisco.
- 2013 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), National Conference. “Public Management Lessons from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”, March 17. New Orleans.
- 2013 - American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), National Conference. “Fiscal Sustainability Lessons”, March 18. New Orleans.
- 2012 - American Public Policy Analysis and Management Association (APPAM), Fall Research Conference. “Networks and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”. Research Paper presentation panel. Nov. 10. Baltimore.
- 2012 - APPAM, Fall Research Conference. “Networks and Advocacy”. Roundtable Presentation. Nov. 9. Baltimore.
- 2012 - APPMA Research Conference. “Fiscal Stress”. Roundtable Nov. 8. Baltimore.
- 2012 - Colleagues of Jesuit Business Education, Presented research paper on “The Practice of Reflections”. July 13. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
- 2012 - American Society for Public Administration national conference. Moderator/ Presenter. “Leadership, Strategy, and Organizational Culture: Two Case Studies of Performance Management in California State Government”. March 6. Las Vegas.
- 2012 - American Society for Public Administration national conference. Mega-Projects Panel. Presentation of Research paper “ACTA-ACE Comparisons”, Panelist. March 5. Las Vegas, NV.
- 2012 - American Society for Public Administration national conference. Memo to the President: Public Private Partnerships, Panel. “Lessons Learned in California”. March 5. Las Vegas.
- 2011 - 2nd International Conference on Performance Management and Leadership, “Strategy and Leadership Case Studies in Performance Management”. Plenary Session. October. Portland, Oregon.
- 2008 - Conference for Consortium on Collaborative Governance Sponsored by University of Washington, University of Arizona, and USC to 25 faculty and researchers, Santa Monica, CA
- 2007 - Third Transatlantic Conference, Chaired panel on leadership development with faculty from eight countries. June. University of Delaware.
- 2003 - National Public Management Research Association, “Customer Focus of Public Agencies”. June. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C
- 2002 - Public Administration Theory Network, National Conference, “The Design of New Public Agencies”, July. Cleveland, OH
- 2000 - American Society of Public Administration, National Conference, “Big Questions in Public Administration”, March. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
- 2017 - Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento. “Foundations in California Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Implications for California State Government. March 15. Sacramento, CA.
- 2016 - University of Birmingham, England for the Combined Authorities Program, “Governance: The Collision of Politics and Cooperation”, February 27. Birmingham, United Kingdom.
- 2014 - USF School of Management Research Spa to faculty. “Why Business education is not enough for business”. October 21, San Francisco, CA
- 2011-13 - University of Southern California. Experts Panel Review of fiscal sustainability 2013 case studies. November. Los Angeles, CA
- 2013 - University of Arizona. Workshop on Fiscal Sustainability. March 20. Phoenix, AZ.
- 2012 - Bedrosian Center for Governance, University of Southern California. Presented funded research paper on “Incomplete Governance: Explaining the Lack of Reduction in Gang Violence and Homelessness In Los Angeles County”. April 19. LA, CA
- 2011 - Istanbul Aydin University, November 19 through December 2. Turkey
- 2006 - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Chaired panel on evaluating leadership programs, Minnesota.
- 2006 - Grant-Makers in Health National Conference on leadership program development and delivery to 35 participants, Phoenix, AZ,
- 2004 - Envisioning California Conference: California’s State Government into the 21st Century. California State University, state-wide conference, Sacramento, CA
- 2011-2014 - Haynes Foundation for the study of governance strategies for fiscal sustainability in local and county government in Southern California ($275,000). Principle Investigator first year.
- 2012-2013 - Jesuit Foundation Board, University of San Francisco for developing a guest lecture series on leading institutional and community change in California and internationally ($5,000)
- 2010-2011 - IBM Center for the Business of Government, Wash. D.C. for research on case studies of 20 federal departments new public management practices in spending the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding with Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington. ($20,000)
- 2010-2011 - Bedrosian Center on Governance, USC, for research on governance issues for intractable regional issues in homelessness and gang violence ($10,000)
- 2008-2011 - U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Grant for designing transportation leadership training ($75,000)
- 2007 - First Place, The National Networks Project-Harvard and University of Pennsylvania for graduate course syllabus teaching networks and public management ($10,000 for finalist selection and $10,000 for first place)
- 2007-2008 - IBM Center for the Business of Government. Wash., DC, network development in disaster management, California case studies. ($20,000)
- 2005-2006 - USC Bedrosian Center for development of a curriculum on leadership for large-scale management information systems and technology development ($12,000)
- 2008-2011 - Directed development for Newland Endowed Professorship in Sacramento raising $1 million. Worked directly with 105 donors
- 2007-2008 - Directed development for Flournoy Endowed Professorship in Sacramento $500,00 initial gift and worked with colleagues to support securing matching gift of $500,000
- 2004 –2010 - Union Pacific Foundation Grant, $10,000 annually
- 1998-2001 - Directed development for Wellness Foundation Fellowship endowment of $200,000
- 1998-2000 - Directed development for USC Sacramento Center capital campaign $600,000