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

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
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., L. Douglas Kiel, and Douglas J. Watson. 2008. Introduction to Symposium, Public Works Management & Policy, vol. 13:2 (October), pp. 87-88. 2008 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Ghassan Khankarli. 2008. Toll Roads, Politics, and Public-Public Partnerships: The Case of Texas State Highway 121, Public Works Management & Policy, vol. 13:2 (October), pp. 138-148. 2008 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. 2008. Tragedy of the Crescent City: State and Local Economic Development in New Orleans Post-Hurricane Katrina. In Building the Local Economy, edited by Douglas J. Watson and John Morris, (pp. 157-173). Athens, GA: Carl Vinson Institute of Government Press. 2008 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., and Stephen E. Condrey. 2006. Framing Civil Service Innovations: Assessing State and Local Government Reforms. In American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System, edited by James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West, (pp. 25-45). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. 2006 - Publication
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Christopher Stream. 2006. One Year after Katrina: Tragedy of the Crescent City. Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management Newsletter 30(2). 2006 - 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.