Rosemary O'Leary

Rosemary O'Leary
  • Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor Emerita

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Wescoe Hall, Room 4060


Rosemary O'Leary was appointed the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas in 2013, following a 24-year career at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University (Phanstiel Distinguished Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership) and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington (Professor). She retired in 2023.  

She has won 13 national research awards and 2 international research awards, including 4 best book awards. She is among a few who have won 5 lifetime achievement awards: the Frederickson Award (PMRA), The Gaus Award (APSA), the Routledge Award (IRSPM), the Provan Award (AoM), and the Waldo Award (ASPA). She is the only person to win four Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) awards for Best Dissertation, Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished Research, and Excellence in Doctoral Education. O‚ÄôLeary also has won 11 teaching awards (2 of them national). She has worked in Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, the Philippines, New Zealand, India, Nepal, and the US.