Addressing Public Sector Imbalances with Associate Professor Deneen Hatmaker

This summer Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor Deneen Hatmaker co-authored a book entitled “Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership”.

Cambridge Elements Public and Nonprofit Administration, Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership, Leisha DeHart-Davis, Deneen Hatmaker, Kimberly L. Nelson, Sanjay K. Pandey, Sheela Pandey, Amy E. Smith,
Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership

Hatmaker’s co-authors include:

In their own words, this book addresses how:

Women are still underrepresented as public-sector organizational leaders, despite comprising half of the United States public-sector workforce. To explore the factors driving gender imbalance, this Element employs a problem-driven approach to examine gender imbalance in local government management. We use multiple methods, inductive and deductive research, and different theoretical frames for exploring why so few women are city or county managers. Our interviews, resume analysis and secondary data analysis suggesting that women in local government management face a complex puzzle of gendered experiences, career paths and appointment circumstances that lend insights into gender imbalanced leadership in this domain.

Later this week on Friday, September 18th, Hatmaker will be moderating a Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) panel on “Racism, Power, and Inequality in Public Administration”. The panel will have a discussion on framing the study of racism, power, and inequality in the field of Public Administration.

Panelists include:

Hatmaker is co-moderating with Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University. Both are JPART Associate Editors. The panel will be from 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET and registration is online.