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Charles R. Wise

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1972
M.A., Indiana University, 1970
B.A., Arizona State University, 1967

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, 1984-1985
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Special Assistant for Policy Analysis, Office of Legislative and
  • Intergovernmental Affairs, 1982-1983
  • Administrative Assistant to the President, Indiana University, 1970-1972

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
  • SPEA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2004
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 1998
  • William E. Mosher and Fredrick C. Mosher Award for Best Academic Article, Public Administration Review, 1993
  • William E. Mosher and Fredrick C. Mosher Award for Best Academic Article, Public Administration Review, 1992
  • William E. Mosher Award for Best Academic Article, Public Administration Review, 1985

Professional Interests
Public management and employment policies and practices

Current Projects
Public law, legislative institutions, democratic transition, and public organizations. In the area of public law, focuses on impact of constitutions on public administration, judicial federalism, the liability of public officials and public organizations, regulatory takings, and environmental regulation. In the area of legislative institutions, focuses on the public’s knowledge and evaluation of Congress, and legislative institutional reform. In the area of democratic transitions, focuses on the transformation of legislative institutions and courts, particularly with reference to Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. In the area of public organizations, focuses on the relationship between public law and public organizations, interorganizational relationships, and organizational design.

Selected Publications

  • “Organizing for Homeland Security after Katrina: Is Adaptive Management What’s Missing?” Public Administration Review, 66(3): 302-318, May/June 2006
  • Robert K. Christensen and Charles R. Wise. (2005). "A Full and Fair Capacity: Federal Courts Managing State Programs." Administration and Society, Vo. 37, No. 5, 576-610
  • Robert K. Christensen, Edward Rakhimkulov, and Charles R. Wise. (2005). "The Ukrainian Orange Revolution Brought More than a New President: What Kind of Democracy will the Institutional Changes Bring?" Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 38(2): 207-230
  • “Property Rights, Regulatory Takings, and Environmental Policy,” in Robert Durant, Rosemary O’Leary, and Daniel Fiorino (Eds.),Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities. Cambridge, (2004) MA.: MIT Press, pp. 289-321
  • Trevor Brown and Charles Wise. (2004). “Constitutional Courts and Legislative-Executive Relations: The Case of Ukraine.” Political Science Quarterly , Vol. 119, No. 1 (Spring)
  • Wise, Charles R. and Rosemary O’Leary. (2003). “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Dissolution of Judicial Supervision of Public Services,” Public Administration Review. Vol. 63, No. 2 (March/April), pp.177-191
  • Wise, Charles R., Brian Clemow, Sarrane Murray, and Lisa Bingham. (2003). “When Things Go Wrong,” in Siegren Fox Freyss (ed.), Human Resource Management in Local Government, 2nd ed., Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association