Paul Battaglio

Paul Battaglio

Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
GR 2.324
Tags: Public and Nonprofit Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Public Administration
The University of Georgia - 2005
MPA - Public Administration
Louisiana State University - 2000
B.S. - Economics
Louisiana State University - 1997

Research Areas

Research Interests
Public Human Resource Management, Civil Service Reform, Comparative Policy and Administration, Comparative Political Attitudes, Privatization, Organization Theory, Public Management


R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., Public Service Reform and Motivation: Evidence from an Employment At-Will Environment, (forthcoming - Review of Public Personnel Administration). In Press - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Jared J. Llorens. Federal Human Resource Management in a Human Capital Environment. In Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, 3rd ed., edited by Stephen E. Condrey. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers (forthcoming). In Press - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., Topeka, Kansas: Council Manager Redux. Finding Balance in the Politics-Administration Dichotomy. In The Question of Form: Constitutional Contests in America's Large Cities, edited by James H. Svara and Douglas J. Watson. Georgetown Press (forthcoming). In Press - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. Changing the Public Employment Relationship: Employment At Will as an Alternative. In Change (Transformation) in Government Organizations. Information Age Publishing, Inc. (in preparation) In Press - Publication
Jared J. Llorens and R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. 2010. Human Resource Management in a Changing World: Reassessing Public Human Resource Management Education, Review of Public Personnel Administration (forthcoming - March 2010 issue). 2010 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Stephen E. Condrey. 2009. Reforming Public Management: Analyzing the Impact of Public Service Reform on Organizational and Managerial Trust, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory vol. 19:4 (October), pp. 689-707. 2009 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. 2009. Introduction to Symposium: Privatization and Its Challenges for Human Resource Management in the Public Sector, Review of Public Personnel Administration, vol. 29:3 (September), pp. 203-206 2009 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Christine Ledvinka. 2009. Privatization and Public Human Resources Management: Legal Challenges, Review of Public Personnel Administration, vol. 29:3 (September), pp. 293-307 2009 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Jerome S. Legge, Jr. 2009. Self-Interest, Symbolic Politics, and Citizen Characteristics: A Cross-National Analysis of Support for Privatization, Public Administration Review, vol. 69:4 (July/August), pp. 697-709. 2009 - Publication
Jerrell D. Coggburn, R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., James S. Bowman, Stephen E. Condrey, Doug Goodman, and Jonathan P. West. 2009. State Government Human Resource Professionals' Commitment to Employment At Will, American Review of Public Administration (forthcoming). 2009 - Publication


Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment
The University of Texas at Dallas, [2008–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2007–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Nevada Las Vegas [2005–2007]
The University of Georgia [2002–2004]

Additional Information

Courses and other curricula developed
  • Human Resources Management (graduate)
  • Introduction to American Government (undergraduate honors and regular)
  • Introduction to Public Management (graduate)
  • Leadership of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Ph.D. seminar)
  • Organizational Theory (graduate)
  • Project and Contract Management (graduate)
  • Personnel/Privatization in the Public Sector (graduate)
  • Personnel Assessment/Civil Service Reform (graduate)
  • Principles of Public Administration (graduate)
  • Public Personnel Administration (on-line course, undergraduate)
  • Selected Problems in Public Personnel Administration (graduate)
  • Seminar in Human Resources (Ph.D. seminar)
  • Seminar in Public Personnel Administration (graduate)
Departmental activities and committees
  • Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment, Public Affairs Program
  • PhD Admissions Committee, Spring 2009 – Present
  • Candidate Search Committee, Spring 2009 – Present
  • Larry D. Terry Scholarship Selection Committee, Fall 2008
School activities and committees
  • Teaching Effectiveness Committee, Fall 2009 – Present, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences