Dr. Kellough is the PhD Director in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. He served previously as the Head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy and as MPA Director. Dr. Kellough specializes primarily in the field of public personnel management. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has served as President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), has been a member of the NASPAA Executive Council and served on the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation. 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 on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals. Books by Dr. Kellough include The New Public Personnel Administration, seventh edition, with Lloyd G. Nigro (Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014); 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 other journals. He has lectured or made presentations in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Georgia, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
The New Public Personnel Administration, 7th edition, (Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014) with Lloyd G. Nigro.
Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice, (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2006).
“Representative Bureaucracy and Government Contracting: A Further Examination of Evidence from Federal Agencies,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, forthcoming, with Benjamin M. Brunjes.
“Knowledge of Federal EEO Law Among County Administrators and Department Heads: Examining the Extent and Determinants of Understanding,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 37, No. 1 (March 2017) pp. 59-83, with Christine Rush.
“Administrative Values and Public Personnel Management: Reflections on Civil Service Reform in the United States,” Public Personnel Management, Vol. 45. No. 2 (2016) pp. 171-189, with Gene Brewer.
“Identifying Student Traits and Motives to Service-Learn: Public Service Orientation Among New College Freshmen,” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015) pp. 39-62, with Gene Brewer, Rob Christensen, and Justin Stritch.
“NASPAA in a Time of Transition,” Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Winter 2015), pp. 9-12.
“At-will Employment in the States: Examining the Perceptions of Agency Personnel Directors,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 34, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 218-236, with Jungin Kim.
“Contracting and the Bureaucratic Representation of Minorities and Women: Examining Evidence from U.S. Federal Agencies,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, forthcoming, with Lawrence A. Brown II.
“Performance Appraisal Problems in the Public Sector: Examining Supervisors’ Perceptions,” Public Personnel Management, forthcoming, with Yu-Chun Lin.
“Social Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action in the Public Sector: Lessons from Eight Decades of Struggle,” In Edmund C. Stazyk and H. George Frederickson, eds., The Handbook of American Public Administration, (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, forthcoming).
“Public Personnel Management: A Cornerstone of Effective Government,” In Norma M. Riccucci, ed., Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Challenges, sixth edition, (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 1-11.
“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, 2016), pp. 240-251.
“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, (Northampton, MA: Edward Elger Publishers, 2013), pp. 177-195, 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), pp. 173-185.