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Sergio Fernandez

Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D. Programs in Public Affairs and Public Policy

sefernan@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA Room 449


Education
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004
M.P.A., Florida International University, 1996
B.A., Florida International University, 1993

Professional Experience

  • Director, Ph.D. Programs in Public Affairs and Public Policy, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2013 -
  • Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2011 -
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2004-2011
  • University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
  • Florida International University, Metropolitan Center
  • City of Coral Gables
  • Florida Department of Revenue
  • Florida International University, Institute of Government

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustee Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2010
  • Herbert Kaufman Award (with Craig D. Smith and Jeffrey L. Wenger), American Political Science Association, 2004, 2006
  • Graduate Teaching Award, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2006
  • Leonard D. White Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association, 2005
  • Best Dissertation Award, Academy of Management, Public and Non-Profit Division, 2005
  • Annual Dissertation Award, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, 2005
  • Herbert Kaufman Award (with Jeff L. Brudney, Jay Ryu, and Deil S. Wright), American Political Science Association, 2004

Professional Interests
Public management and organization theory, with a focus on privatization and contracting out, public sector leadership, and organizational change and innovation

Current Projects
IU SPEA Expert Panel on Government Outsourcing

Recent Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

  • Fernandez, S. and Moldogaziev, T. Forthcoming. “Employee Empowerment, Employee Attitudes and Performance: Testing a Causal Model.” Public Administration Review.
  • Fernandez, S., Malatesta, D. and Smith, C. R. Forthcoming. “The Link between Demographic Representation and Federal Contracting Decisions.” Public Administration Review.
  • Witesman, E. and Fernandez, S. Forthcoming. “Government Contracts with Private Organizations: Are There Differences between Nonprofits and For-profits?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
  • Fernandez, S. and Moldogaziev, T. 2013. “Using Employee Empowerment to Encourage Innovative Behavior in the Public Sector.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 23: 155-187.
  • Pitts, D. W., Marvel, J. D. and Fernandez, S. 2011. “So Hard to Say Goodbye? Turnover Intention among U.S. Federal Employees.” Public Administration Review, 71: 751-760.
  • Fernandez, S. and Moldogaziev, T. 2010. “Empowering Public Sector Employees to Improve Performance: Does it Work?” American Review of Public Administration, 41: 23-47.
  • Fernandez, S. and Wise, L. R. 2010. “An Exploration of Why Public Organizations ‘Ingest’ Innovations.” Public Administration, 88: 979-998.
  • Moynihan, D., Fernandez, S., Kim, S., LeRoux, K. M., Piotrowski, S. J., Wright, B. E., and Yang, K. 2010. “Performance Regimes amidst Governance Complexity.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21: 141-155.
  • Fernandez, S., Cho, Y. and Perry, J. L. 2010. “Exploring the Link between Integrated Leadership and Public Sector Performance.” Leadership Quarterly, 21: 308-323.
  • Smith, C. R. and Fernandez, S. 2010. “Equity in Federal Contracting: Examining the Link between Minority Representation and Federal Procurement Decisions.” Public Administration Review, 70: 87-96.
  • Fernandez, S. 2009. “Understanding Contracting Performance: An Empirical Analysis.” Administration and Society, 41: 67–100.