Welcome to my webpage! I am an associate professor of public policy and administration in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University (FIU). I serve as the department’s Ph.D. program director and an associate editor for Public Performance and Management Review. Additionally, I am affiliated with initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Arizona State University.
My research interest is in the management of public organizations and collaborations. This includes topics such as the use of performance practices and data to inform decision-making, leadership, motivation, social capital, and social equity effects of public services.
My research has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Governance, as well as other journals. My book “Shared Measures: Collective Performance Data Use in Collaborations” was published by Cambridge University Press. It is about using data to manage diverse teams and draws on a study of opioid-response task forces.
My work has been cited in President Obama’s budget proposal and OMB policy guidance under President Biden. It received awards from the American Society for Public Administration, the Academy of Management, and the European Group of Public Administration. I have been the recipient of FIU’s Top Scholar Award and the JPART-AOM/PNP Top Reviewer Award.
I have served in various roles for the Academy of Management’s Public and Nonprofit Division and am a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory as well as the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.
I have engaged in performance management consulting and training with local government managers and employees in South Florida and North Carolina; state agencies in Germany; and groups from Thailand, Tunisia, and Latin America.
A native of Germany, I earned my Ph.D. in public administration at the University of Potsdam.