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Renowned for her expertise on public management, accountability, and transparency issues

Dr. Suzanne J. Piotrowski has been a member of the faculty at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration since 2003. Her research focuses on nonmission-based values in public administration, including administrative transparency and ethics.

Not one to let grass grow under her feet, for the academic year 2009-2010, Piotrowski served as faculty fellow in the Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers-Newark and now is chair of the Ethics Section of the American Society for Public Administration. Her prior pursuits include founder and moderator of the listserv for the International Transparency and Secrecy Research Network, conference chair of the 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research hosted at Rutgers -Newark in 2011, consultant to the World Bank Institute on an evaluation of Thailand’s Official Information Act, and adviser to the Carter Center on a project assessing how access to information differentially affects women.

Renowned for her expertise on public management, accountability, and transparency issues, Piotrowski’s work has been published in numerous periodicals including Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Government Information Quarterly, Pubic Administration Quarterly, Public Administration and Management, the Chinese Public Administration Review, Transparencia y Privacidad, Revista Mexicana de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos, and the Journal of Public Works Management and Policy. She also has authored two books: Governmental Transparency and Secrecy: Linking Literature and Contemporary Debate (Lexington Books, 2010) and Governmental Transparency in the Path of Administrative Reform (State of University of New York Press, 2007).

Piotrowski earned her doctoral degree in political science from the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her master of public administration from the University of Delaware and her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.