USC Price School of Public Policy

Robert Denhardt

Robert Denhardt

Professor (Teaching)
Director of Leadership Programs

Phone: (916) 637-8989

Ph.D. in Public Administration

University of Kentucky

Biographical sketch

Robert Denhardt is a Professor and Director of Leadership Programs at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Denhardt is well-known for his scholarship on the public service, public administration, organizational development, ethics, and leadership. His major books include The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Pursuit of Significance, and In the Shadow of Organization, in addition to publishing over 100 articles in professional journals. Dr. Denhardt has served as president of the American Society for Public Administration and was elected a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a winner of the Dwight Waldo Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship in Public Administration and the Charles H. Levine Award for teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession. Dr. Denhardt served as director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Southern California and has been a consultant to public and private organizations, including public universities.

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