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William G. Resh

Assistant Professor
(812) 856-2691
SPEA Room 451

Ph.D., The American University, 2011
M.A., University of Baltimore, 2007
B.A., West Virginia University, 1997

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2011 to present
  • Director, “SPEA on the Rhine” Overseas Program, 2012 to present

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award—Section on the Presidency and Executive Politics—American Political Science Association, 2012
  • Best Dissertation Award—Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management, 2011-2012
  • Paul A. Volcker Endowment for Public Service Research, Junior Research Grant Award administered by the American Political Science Association, 2011
  • University Dissertation Award (American University), 2010

Professional Interests
Public Management; U.S. Presidency and Executive Politics; Policy Implementation; Organization Theory; Personnel Policy; Organizational Behavior

Current Projects
Selected Listing of Current Projects:

  • Government Appointments Project (GAP)” with Matthew Dull and Patrick Roberts
  • Resh, William G. Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations (book manuscript)
  • Resh, William G. “Controlled Chaos: Goal Entropy, Performance, and Appointed Leadership Continuity”
  • Resh, William G. “Appointed Leadership Continuity, Vacancies, Goal Setting, and Performance”—Grant Proposal
  • Resh, William G. “Who to Trust? Leadership Continuity, Politicization, and Organizational Trust”
  • Nixon, David, William G. Resh, and John D. Marvel. “Turnover, Vacancies, and Leadership Continuity: Does a ‘Broken’ Appointment Process Have Discernible Organizational Effects?”
  • Moldogaziev, Tima, and William G. Resh. “Toward a Theory of Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters”
  • Resh, William G., and Lanlan Xu. “Teachers’ Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Why Autonomy Increases Allocation Efficiency in Street-Level Bureaucracies”
  • Resh, William G. and John D. Marvel. “Representative Contractors? The Politics of Substantive Minority Representation in Federal Procurement”

Selected Publications
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