J. Edward Kellough

Department of Public Administration and Policy
Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Public Administration and Policy

J. Edward Kellough, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia (UGA). Previously, he has served as Department Head as well as Director of the MPA and PhD programs in public administration at UGA. Dr. Kellough specializes in public personnel management, public administration, and program evaluation.

Education
  • Ph.D., Miami University 1987, Political Science
  • M.A., Miami University 1982
  • B.S., Berea College 1977
More About

In the United States, he has been a member of the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and a member of the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation.  He serves currently as the NASPAA Vice President and President-Elect.  He has served also as Chair of the Section on Public Administration of the American Political Science Association and as Chair of the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Public Administration Education.  He is also on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals.  Recent books by Dr. Kellough include The New Public Personnel Administration, seventh edition, with Lloyd G. Nigro and Felix A. Nigro (Thomson- Wadsworth, 2007); Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice (Georgetown University Press, 2007);  and Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Sub-National Level, edited with Lloyd G. Nigro (State University of New York Press, 2006).  His research has also appeared in Public Administration Review, The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Administration and Society, The Review of Public Personnel Administration, The American Review of Public Administration, Public Personnel Management, American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, and many other journals.  He has lectured or made presentations in Australia, China, Denmark, the Republic of Georgia, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Ukraine.

Areas of Expertise
  • Equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
  • Civil service reform
  • Incentive structures and productivity
  • Job evaluation and compensation
  • Compensation
  • Public sector labor relations
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Selected by Public Administration graduate students at the University of Georgia to
    receive an award as “Professor of the Year” for the academic years 1991-1992,
    1994-1995, and 1995-1996.
Research Interests
  • Personnel management
  • Public administration
  • Program evaluation
Selected Publications

Books:

  • The New Public Personnel Administration, 7th edition, (Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014) with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • The New Public Personnel Administration, 6th edition, (Fort Worth: Wadsworth Publishing, 2007) with Lloyd G. Nigro and Felix A. Nigro.
  • Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice, (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2006).
  • Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Sub-National Level, (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006) edited with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Numerical Goals and Timetables: An Impact Assessment, (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1989).

Articles:

  • “At-will Employment in the States: Examining the Perceptions of Agency Personnel Directors” with Jungin Kim. Forthcoming in the Review of Public Personnel Administration.
  • “Does Civil Service Reform Affect Behavior? Linking Alternative Personnel Systems, Perceptions of Procedural Justice, and Complaints,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 121-141, with Ellen V. Rubin. “Representative Bureaucracy: Assessing the Evidence on Active Representation,” American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 41. No. 2 (March 2011) pp. 157-167, with Mark Bradbury.
  • “Civil Service Reform Under George W. Bush: Ideology, Politics, and Public Personnel Administration,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 30, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 404-422, with Lloyd G. Nigro and Gene A. Brewer.
  • “Personnel Reform in the States: A Look at Progress Fifteen Years after the Winter Commission,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 68, Supplement, (December 2008), pp. S50-S57, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Representative Bureaucracy: Exploring the Potential for Active Representation in Local Government,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 19, No. 4 (October 2008), pp. 697-714, with Mark D. Bradbury.
  • “Choosing Public Sector Employment: The Impact of Wages on the Representation of Women and Minorities in State Bureaucracies,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 18, No. 3, (July 2008), pp. 397-413, with Jared Llorens and Jeffrey Wenger.
  • “A Revolution in Public Personnel Administration: The Growth of Web-Based Recruitment and Selection Processes in the Federal Service,” Public Personnel Management, Vol. 36, No. 3, (Fall 2007), pp. 207-221, with Jared J. Llorens.
  • “Leadership with an Enduring Impact: The Legacy of Chief Burtell Jefferson of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington D.C.,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 66, No. 6, (November/December 2006), pp. 813-822, with Brian N. Williams.
  • “Dramatic Reform of the Civil Service: At-Will Employment and the Creation of a New Public Workforce,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 16, No. 3, (July 2006), pp. 447-466, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Who Contributes to PAR?: Examining the Characteristics of Authors Who Submit Manuscripts to the Journal,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 65, No. 1, (January/February 2005) pp. 3-7, with David W. Pitts.
  • “Responding to a Wake-Up Call: An Examination of Federal Agency Diversity Management Programs,” Administration and Society, Vol. 36, No. 1, (March 2004) pp. 62-90, with Katherine C. Naff.
  • “Ensuring Employment Equity: Are Diversity Programs Making A Difference?” International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 26, No 12 (October 2003) pp. 1307-1336, with Katherine C. Naff.
  • “The Reinvention of Public Personnel Administration: An Analysis of the Diffusion of Personnel Management Reforms in the States,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (March/April 2003) pp. 165-176, with Sally Coleman Selden.
  • “Pay for Performance in Georgia State Government: Employee Perspectives on GeorgiaGain after Five Years,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 2002) pp. 146-166, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Achieving Accountability for Workforce Diversity Programs,” The Business of Government, (Spring 2002) pp. 59-61, with Katherine C. Naff.
  • “Civil Service Reform in Georgia: Going to the Edge?,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Fall 2000) pp. 41-54, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Note on Personnel Policy Impacts in State Government,” Public Personnel Management, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Summer 2000) pp. 211-224.
  • “Volunteers in State Government: Involvement, Management, and Benefits,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1 (March 2000) pp. 111-130, with Jeffrey L. Brudney.
  • “Reinventing Public Personnel Management: Ethical Implications for Managers and Public Personnel Systems,” Public Personnel Management, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 1999) pp. 655-671.
  • “The Reinventing Government Movement: A Review and Critique,” Public Administration Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 1998) pp. 6-20.
  • “Bureaucracy as a Representative Institution: Toward a Reconciliation of Bureaucratic Government and Democratic Theory,” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 42, No. 3 (July 1998) pp. 717-744, with Sally Coleman Selden and Jeffrey L. Brudney.
  • “Reliability, Validity, and the MV Index: Toward the Clarification of Some Fundamental Issues,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 58, No. 2 (March/April 1998) pp. 167-173.
  • “Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Reconsidered,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Fall 1997) pp. 5-8.
  • “Affirmative Action Under Fire: The Current Controversy and the Potential for State Policy Retrenchment,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Fall 1997) pp. 52-74, with Sally Coleman Selden and Jerome S. Legge, Jr.
  • “Pay-for-Performance Systems in State Government: Perceptions of State Agency Personnel Directors,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter 1997) pp. 5-21, with Sally Coleman Selden.
  • “Cross-Agency Comparisons of Quit Rates in the Federal Service: Another Look at the Evidence,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Fall 1995) pp. 58-68, with Will Osuna.
  • “Women and Minorities in Federal Government Agencies: Examining New Evidence from Panel Data,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 54, No. 3 (May/June 1994) pp. 265-270, with Christopher Cornwell.
  • “Pay for Performance in the Public Sector: Reviewing the Evidence,” Public Productivity and Management Review, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter 1993) pp. 113-115, with Stephen E. Condrey.
  • “The Paradox of Merit Pay in the Public Sector: Persistence of a Problematic Procedure,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Spring 1993) pp. 45-64, with Haoran Lu.
  • “Affirmative Action in Government Employment,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 523 (September 1992) pp. 117-130.
  • “Demographic and Organizational Influences on Racial/Ethnic and Gender Integration in Federal Agencies,” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1 (March 1992) pp. 1-11, with Euel Elliott.
  • “The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and Public Management: Where Do We Stand Today?” The American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 21, No. 23, (September 1991) pp. 255-269.
  • “Integration in the Public Workplace: Determinants of Minority and Female Employment in Federal Agencies,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 50, No. 5. (September/October 1990) pp. 557-566.
  • “Federal Agencies and Affirmative Action for Blacks and Women,” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 1, (March 1990) pp. 83-92.
  • “The 1978 Civil Service Reform and Federal Equal Employment Opportunity,” The American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 1989) pp. 313-324.
  • “Affirmative Action in the Federal Bureaucracy: An Impact Assessment,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 6, No. 2, (Spring 1986) pp. 1-13, with Susan Ann Kay.

Book Chapters:

  • “Combating Discrimination and Its Legacy: Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Public Sector” In Steven W. Hays, Richard C. Kearney, and Jerrell D. Coggburn,
  • eds., Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects, sixth edition, (New York, Longman, forthcoming).
  • “Employee Turnover in Public Agencies: Examining the Extent and Correlates,” In Ron Burke, Andrew Noblet, and Cary Cooper, eds. Human Resources Management in the Public Sector: Achieving High Quality Service and Effectiveness, (Edward Elger Publishers, forthcoming) with Mark Bradbury and Jessica E. Sowa.
  • “Managing Human Resources to Improve organizational Productivity: The Role of Performance Evaluation,” In Norma M. Riccucci, ed., Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Challenges, fifth edition, (New York: Longman, 2012).
  • “Civil Service Reform in the United States: Patterns and Trends,” In Stephen E. Condrey, ed. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, third edition, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010), pp. 73-94, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Public Sector” In Steven W. Hays, Richard C. Kearney, and Jerrell D. Coggburn, eds., Public Human Resource Management:  Problems and Prospects, fifth edition, (New York, Longman, 2009), pp. 219-235.
  • “Employee Performance Appraisal in the Public Sector: Uses and Limitations,” in Norma M. Riccucci, ed., Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Challenges, forth edition, (New York: Longman, 2006), pp. 177-189.
  • “Personnel Policy and Public Management: The Critical Link,” in J. Edward Kellough and Lloyd G. Nigro, eds. Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level, (Albany, State University of New York Press, 2006), pp. 1-8, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Civil Service Reform in Georgia: A View from the Trenches,” in J. Edward Kellough and Lloyd G. Nigro, eds. Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level, (Albany, State University of New York Press, 2006), pp. 117-144, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “The States and Civil Service Reform: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects,” in J. Edward Kellough and Lloyd G. Nigro, eds. Civil Service Reform in the States: Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level, (Albany, State University
  • of New York Press, 2006), pp. 315-324, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Radical Civil Service Reform: Ideology, Politics, and Policy,” in Stephen E. Condrey, ed. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, second edition, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005), pp. 58-75, with Lloyd G. Nigro.
  • “Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the Public Sector,” In Steven W. Hays and Richard C. Kearney, eds., Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects, fourth edition, (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-
  • Hall, 2003), pp. 209-224.
  • “A Changing Workforce: Understanding Diversity Programs in the Federal Government,” in Mark A. Abramson and Nicole Willenz Gardner, eds., Human Capital 2002, (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), pp. 355-410,
  • with Katherine C. Naff.
  • “Performance Appraisal and Merit Pay in Public Agencies: A Critical Examination,” in Carolyn Ban and Norma M. Riccucci, eds., Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Challenges, third edition, (New York: Longman, 2002), pp. 181-193.
  • “Civil Service Reform and Incentives in the Public Service,” In James P. Pfiffner and Douglas R. Brook, eds., The Future of Merit, (Washington D.C.: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), pp. 127-145, with Hal G. Rainey.
  • “The Americans With Disabilities Act: Implications for Public Personnel Management,” In Steven W. Hays and Richard C. Kearney, eds., Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects, third edition, (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), pp. 247-257, with Robert C. Gamble.
  • “Representative Bureaucracy and the EEOC: Did Civil Service Reform Make a Difference?” In Patricia W. Ingraham and David H. Rosenbloom, eds., The Promise and Paradox of Civil Service Reform, (Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992), pp. 245-266, with David H. Rosenbloom.