Deneen M. Hatmaker

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy


B.S., George Washington University, Systems Analysis and Engineering, 1989
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Environmental Management and Policy, 1996
Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, Public Administration and Policy, 2009

Teaching & Research Interests

Gender in science and engineering
Relational leadership
Social networks
Identity construction
Organizational and professional socialization
Gender and diversity in organizations
Human resource management

Dr. Deneen M. Hatmaker

Deneen M. Hatmaker is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her research is broadly focused on how individuals within organizations interact and make sense of their relationships, and how these interactions and relationships influence their behavior. These interests are expressed through several areas of study, including gender dynamics at work and in organizations, identity construction, organizational socialization, social networks, and relational leadership. She is especially interested in the challenges and opportunities for women in science and engineering. She is currently involved in projects examining women’s career advancement and leadership opportunities.

Deneen’s work has been published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; Public Management Review; Gender, Work & Organization; Review of Public Personnel Administration; American Review of Public Administration; International Public Management Journal and Engineering Studies. She currently serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. She is also on the editorial boards of Public Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.

Deneen holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany – SUNY, a M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Systems Analysis and Engineering from the George Washington University. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked for over twelve years in the high tech and environmental fields in technical and managerial positions.

Deneen Hatmaker
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3750
Fax(860) 246-0334
Curriculum Vitae CV - Hatmaker, Deneen (2024-04)
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 416A
CampusHartford Campus