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Maja Husar Holmes, Ph. D.




Maja Husar Holmes is an Associate Professor and serves as Chair of the Department of Public Administration. Her research aims to better understand how public managers engage with citizens, other governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners to implement public value in a multi-sector environment. She studies how public managers implement inclusive practices, provide leadership within and across sectors, and manage in a multi-sector environment. Her research has been published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Journal of Public Administration, Energy Policy, and Innovative Higher Education.

She has over fifteen years of experience in working directly with public and non-profit organizations and academic institutions, providing team-development and facilitation training, diagnosing public management issues, and facilitating strategic planning within non-profits and academic units. In 2013, she was awarded the Eberly College Outstanding Public Service Award In recognition of her collective service to West Virginia community and public organizations.

Dr. Holmes's CV 

Research Interests

Collaborative Public Management
Public Leadership and Public Participation
Energy Policy 
Environmental Policy

Teaching Interests

Public Management Theory and Practice
MPA Capstone Seminar
Team Development and Facilitation
Leadership in the Public Sector