Paul Battaglio

Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
Co-Editor-in-Chief at Public Administration Review
battaglio@utdallas.edu
972-883-5344
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

Publications

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. 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
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., Public Service Reform and Motivation: Evidence from an Employment At-Will Environment, (forthcoming - Review of Public Personnel Administration). 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 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
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. 2009. Privatization and Citizen Preferences: A Cross-National Analysis of Demand for Private versus Public Provision of Services in Three Industries, Administration & Society, vol. 41:1 (March), pp. 38-66. 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 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

Appointments

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]
Instructor
The University of Georgia [2002–2004]

Additional Information

Professional activities and committees Conference Participation
  • Panel Convener - "Civil Service Reform in the States: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • Panel Convener - "Staffing: Recruitment and Retention." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • "Human Resource Management in a Changing World: Reassessing Public Human Resource Management Education" (with Jared J. Llorens). Paper presented at Minnowbrook III – Phase II: The Future of Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Service Around the World, Lake Placid, New York, September 5-7, 2008.
  • "Revisiting At-Will Employment in Georgia: Analyzing the Impact of Managerial Trust in an Era of Radical Civil Service Reform" (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6, 2008.
  • "The Politics of Public-Public Partnership: The Case for Toll Roads" (with Ghassan Khankarli). Paper presented at the conference for Lessons Learned from Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure, The Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, March 28-29, 2008.
  • "Ukrainian Public Management and the Orange Revolution: Top-Down or Bottom-Up Reform?" (with Stephen E. Condrey, Svitlana Slava, and Mykola Palinchak). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Dallas, Texas, March 6-11, 2008.
  • "Citizens Support for Hospital Privatization: The Convergence of Self-Interest and Symbolic Variables." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, La Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2007.
  • "Radical Civil Service Reform in the United States: A Ten-Year Retrospective." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Prepared for "Civil Service Reform in the States: A Retrospective
  • and Prospective Analysis." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • "Radical Civil Service Reform in the United States: A Ten-Year Retrospective." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Prepared for "Public Administration in the XXI Century: Traditions and Innovations." Paper presented at the Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, May 24-26, 2006
  • "Georgia's At-Will Experiment: Assessing the Evidence." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 4, 2006.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2-6, 2005.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8-10, 2004.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Savannah, Georgia, October 12-14, 2003.
  • "Professional Networking, Managerial Networking, and Organizational Performance." Paper presented at the Mini-Conference for Empirical Studies of Organizations and Public Management, Athens, Georgia, November 23-24, 2002.
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)
Personal Statement

Dr. R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. is Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment in the Public Affairs Program. He teaches graduate courses in public management, public human resource management, and contract and project management. His major research interests over the past several years has concerned comparative policy and administration, comparative political attitudes, and public human resource management reform. From 1996 to 2001 he was a policy analyst in the Louisiana Governor's Office where he specialized in issues related to economic development and transportation. In 2005, Dr. Battaglio received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in public administration. He was a faculty member at UNLV before moving to UT-Dallas in 2007.