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Sanjay K. Pandey is a noted public management scholar

Dr. Sanjay K. Pandey is a noted public management scholar at the School of Public Affairs and Administration whose research focuses on three distinct but interrelated themes – the rules and constraints that stymie public organizations and public managers, the ambiguous nature of public organization goals, and the crucial role of public service motivation in directing and energizing individual effort.

Pandey is widely published in leading public administration journals and is an often-cited public administration scholar. He directed two landmark surveys of public organizations to advance research on Phase II and Phase IV of the National Administrative Studies Project. Pandey’s scholarship on these themes has not only advanced knowledge but also offered valuable lessons for practitioners and has garnered recognition through awards such as the Charles Levine Best Conference Paper Award, Marshall Dimock Award, and the Joseph Wholey Award.

Pandey serves on the Board of Directors of Public Management Research Association, the leading public management scholarly association. He also serves on the editorial boards of leading public administration journals such as Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, International Public Management Journal, and the Public Performance and Management Review.

Professor Pandey is the faculty advisor for the Rutgers-Newark Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.  He teaches courses on public organizations and management.

A member of the Rutgers-Newark faculty since 2009, Pandey received his doctoral and master’s degrees in social science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.