Professor and the Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in Public Affairs
Russell S. Hassan (Ph.D. SUNY Albany 2010) serves as professor and the Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair in Public Affairs at the Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Over the past decade, he has done extensive research on how work environment and managerial practices shape the motivation, commitment, and performance of public sector employees. He is currently pursuing three research programs focusing on law enforcement organizations. The first line of this work focuses on how personal characteristics (e.g., political ideology, race, and personality traits) and organizational norms and practices shape officer commitment to democratic policing practices (e.g., procedurally fair policing and restricted use of force). The second line of his research focuses on the recruitment and retention of diverse officers in law enforcement organizations. The third line of his work focuses on stigma towards marginalized populations (e.g., people who use drugs) and how stigma shapes the quality of police-community interactions and policy implementation. His research has appeared in leading public affairs journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. Dr. Hassan is currently a co-editor of the International Public Management Journal. He was the Division Chair of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management and the Communications Secretary of the International Research Society for Public Management. Dr. Hassan is affiliated with the Local Government Research Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University. He is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at Aarhus University (Denmark).