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Agranoff, Robert
Professor Emeritus
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
1315 East Tenth Street
Room 340
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-4556     Fax: (812) 855-7802       E-mail: agranoff@indiana.edu    

Robert Agranoff, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh 1967) is Professor Emeritus, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington, U.S.A. and Cathedrǻdico, Government and Public Administration Program, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Spain. He joined Indiana University in 1980 from Northern Illinois University-Political Science (1966-1980) and began at Ortega y Gasset in 1990. He continues to be professionally active, specializing in public administration, intergovernmental relations and management, and public network studies.

His published work includes books, journal articles, book chapters, research reports, encyclopedia articles, and government sponsored studies. Most recently, he published the books Managing Within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations (Georgetown 2007), co-authored Federalismo y Autonómia (Barcelona: Ariel, 2004), and co-authored Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments, (Georgetown 2003). The latter received the 2003 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration. Agranoff's career-long research contributions have also been recognized by the 2000 Donald Stone Outstanding Scholar in Intergovernmental Management Award from he American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the 2005 Daniel Elazar Scholar Award in Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations from the American Political Science Association (APSA). He has just completed another book, "Local Governments and their Intergovernmental Networks in Federalizing Spain," McGill-Queen's University Press.

Agranoff has also been active in the governmental affairs front. Once a nationally recognized expert on the integration of public human services programs, he helped develop U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) and later Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) approaches to allied services and developed the government monograph, Dimensions of Service Integration. He also worked in this capacity with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), as a member of the HEW Planning Requirements Reform Demonstration Evaluation Team and as Government Structures Committee Consultant to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. In the State of Indiana he was the primary consultant to the Governor's human services agency reorganization team in the early 1990s. Other consultancies included the Illinois Department of Mental Health, the USDA Federal-State Rural Council program, and most recently as a network consultant with the Ohio State University-based Battelle Center for Science and Math Education, John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

Professor Agranoff has extended his work in intergovernmental relations and management into the international arena. He served as: Overseas Research Fellow, Intergovernmental Relations, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa; Visiting Fellow, Intergovernmental Relations and Management, Federalism Research Centre, Australian National University; and lead adviser, Intergovernmental Relations and Self-Governance, Parliamentary Development Project, Ukraine. In addition to his annual Ortega y Gasset research and teaching, he has taught courses at Complutense University-Madrid, Autonoma University of Barcelona, and the University of the Basque Country-Bilbao and has also lectured at University Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona, and the University of Granada. Agranoff served as a leader in numerous capacities for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was chair of the school's statewide Policy and Administration Faculty from 1981 to 1987; he was director of both the Public Affairs and the Public Policy doctoral programs from 1991 to 1996 and again in 1998-99. He then served as associate dean for Bloomington from 1999 to 2001. He continues to teach a doctoral course in qualitative research methods to Ph.D. students once every four semesters and regularly works with graduate students.

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