Rosemary O'Leary

Rosemary O'Leary

Public Management and Policy Researcher
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Rosemary O'Leary is a Distinguished Professor of public administration and co-director of the Program for the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Previously, O'Leary was a professor at Indiana University and co-founder of the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute. O'Leary is the author of six books and more than 85 articles on public management and policy. She has won fifteen research and teaching awards. She is the only person to win three awards from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration: distinguished research, distinguished teaching, and best dissertation. O'Leary is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and has twice been named a Fulbright scholar. O'Leary earned a B.A in English, a M.P.A. and a J.D. all from KU, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University.

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