Honorary Professor: Professor Montgomery (Monty) VAN WART received his PhD from Arizona State University, his Master's degree from Lewis & Clark, and his Bachelor's degree from Franklin & Marshall College.
Professor VAN WART has worked in higher education in various capacities for over 30 years, nearly always with administrative roles. He served as the Interim Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino where he was also a longtime chair of the Department of Public Administration. Prior to that he was the Chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at KU Leuven (formerly Catholic University) in Belgium (2012-13) and a visiting professor at Rutgers (2013). He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong.
As a scholar, Professor VAN WART has over 80 publications. His primary research frequently appears in the best journals in the field; for example he has seven refereed articles in Public Administration Review. His eight books include Dynamics of Leadership (2nd edition, Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title), Leadership in Public Organizations (2nd edition), Human Resource Management in Public Service (with others, 4th edition, Best Public Sector HR Book by ASPA), and Changing Public Sector Values. He has well over 1500 Google citations. His research areas are administrative leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics, organization behavior, and general management. He helped redesign the Code of Ethics for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and also serves on numerous editorial boards. He recently received his university’s top award for research.