Doug Goodman

Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
Public Affairs Program
Tags: Public and Nonprofit Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
The University of Utah - 2002
M.S. - Political Science
The University of Utah - 1996
B.A. - Political Science
Brigham Young University - 1992

Research Areas

Research Interests
 Public Human Resource Management

  •  At-will employment/political patronage
  •  Strategic HRM/Workforce Planning
  •  Law enforcement HRM Issues
  •  Catastrophic/Emergency Management HRM Issues
  •  State and Local Government Administration
  • Sustainability
Dr. Doug Goodman is a Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. He teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate program in in public affairs.  Prior to working at UT Dallas Dr. Goodman worked at Mississippi State University where he was an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration.  He also worked as a police officer in Arizona prior to working in academia.  Dr. Goodman received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Utah, and he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University.

 Dr. Goodman's current research interests include sustainability and local government, at-will employment in the public sector, public human resource management reforms, and public sector retirement benefits. Dr. Goodman has two co-edited books, Texas: Yesterday and Today, Readings in Texas Politics and Public Policy and Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West. His articles appear in journals such as the Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration; Review of Public Personnel Administration, Political Research Quarterly, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Public Personnel Management, Politics & Policy, and American Review of Public Administration. Dr. Goodman is on the editorial board for several Public Administration journals.


Steve Modlin and Doug Goodman. (Forthcoming 2018). “Finance Officer Organizational Influence: Does Gender Matter?” Public Administration Quarterly.  2018 - Publication
Trang Hoang* and Doug Goodman. 2018. “Public Pension Reform and Collective Bargaining Rights: Evidence from State and Local Governments.” Public Administration Review 78(5): 772-84. (Published online 23 March 2018). DOI: 10.1111/puar.12936.  2018 - Publication
Ji Won Suh*, James Harrington, and Doug Goodman. 2018. “Understanding the Link Between Innovation and Organizational Communication: An Examination of Public, Nonprofit, and For-profit Organizations in South Korea.” Public Personnel Management 47(2): 217-44. (Published Online First March 13, 2018). DOI: 10.177/0091026018760930  2018 - Publication
Doug Goodman and Galia Cohen. 2018. “Public Sector Employment At Will: A Critical Analysis of Ethical Concerns and Recommendations for Public Administrators.” Public Integrity 20(2): 179-193.  (Published Online First, April 18, 2017). DOI:10.1080/10999922.2017.1297672 2018 - Publication
Euel Elliot and Doug Goodman. 2017. Texas: Yesterday and Today—Readings in Texas Politics and Public Policy. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning. ISBN# 9781680754483. 2017 - Book
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., Doug Goodman, and P. Edward French. 2017. “Contracting Out For Municipal Human Resources: The Role of Human Capital in the Make or Buy Decision.” Public Administration Quarterly 41(2): 297-333. 2017 - Publication
Rashmi V. Chordiya*, Meghna Sabharwal, and Doug Goodman. 2017. “Examining the Relation between Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment among Mid-Career Public Managers: A Comparative Study between United States and India.” Public Administration 95(1): 178-195. DOI:10.1111/padm.12306. 2017 - Publication
Galia Cohen, Robert S.Blake, and Doug Goodman 2016. “Does Turnover Intention Matter? Evaluating the Usefulness of Turnover Intention Rates as a Predictor of Actual Turnover Rate.” Review of Public Personnel Administration 36(3): 240-263. DOI: 10.1177/0734371X15581850. (Online First April 29, 2015).  2016 - Publication


MPA Director
The University of Texas at Dallas [2012–Present]
School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences
Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Mississippi State University [2008–2010]
Arts & Science
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University [2002–2008]
Arts & Science
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mississippi State Unviersity [2001–2002]
Arts & Science

News Articles

Dr. Goodman provides expertise for state and local government, public administration, and public human resource management.
Dr. Doug Goodman, whose research focuses on human resource management in the public sector, has joined UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciencesas a Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management.


Editorial Board
Review of Public Personnel Administration
Society for Human Resource Management
American Association for University Professors
Editorial Board
Public Personnel Management
Associate Editor for Practitioner Outreach
Review of Public Personnel Administration
American Society for Public Administration
Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations The Association on Budgeting and Financial Management
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
Executive Board, 2006-2010
Editorial Board
Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs