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Randy P Battaglio Jr
Associate Professor-Economic, Political & Policy Sciences
Office MailstopMail Box: WT17, WT 1.213, Room No.: 1.213 
Email Address  rpb071000@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-5344    URL UTD Webpage    Media Contact
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 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Public AdministrationThe University of Georgia2005
 MPAPublic AdministrationLouisiana State University2000
 B.S.EconomicsLouisiana State University1997
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Research Interests
Public Human Resource Management, Civil Service Reform, Comparative Policy and Administration, Comparative Political Attitudes, Privatization, Organization Theory, Public Management
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In Press
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Jared J. Llorens. Federal Human Resource Management in a Human Capital Environment. In Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, 3rd ed., edited by Stephen E. Condrey. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers (forthcoming).
Category: Handbook of Human Resource Management in Governmen...
Book chapters
In Press
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., Topeka, Kansas: Council Manager Redux. Finding Balance in the Politics-Administration Dichotomy. In The Question of Form: Constitutional Contests in America's Large Cities, edited by James H. Svara and Douglas J. Watson. Georgetown Press (forthcoming).
Category: The Question of Form: Constitutional Contests in A...
Book chapters
In Press
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. Changing the Public Employment Relationship: Employment At Will as an Alternative. In Change (Transformation) in Government Organizations. Information Age Publishing, Inc. (in preparation)
Category: Change (Transformation) in Government Organization...
Book chapters
In Press
R. Paul Battaglio, Jr., Public Service Reform and Motivation: Evidence from an Employment At-Will Environment, (forthcoming - Review of Public Personnel Administration).
Category: eview of Public Personnel Administration
Peer reviewed
2010
Jared J. Llorens and R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. 2010. Human Resource Management in a Changing World: Reassessing Public Human Resource Management Education, Review of Public Personnel Administration (forthcoming - March 2010 issue).
Category: Review of Public Personnel Administration
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
September 2008-PresentAssistant Program Head for Advising and EnrollmentPublic Affairs Program The University of Texas at Dallas,
May 2007-PresentAssistant ProfessorPublic Affairs Program The University of Texas at Dallas
Fall 2002-Spring 2004InstructorDepartment of Political Science The University of Georgia
August 2005-June 2007Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public Administration University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Member, Strategic Imperative Group, Member Focus, American Society for Public Administration, March 2008-Present.
  • Executive Board Member, American Society for Public Administration, Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations, March 2008-Present.
  • Member, American Society for Public Administration, Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations, August 2005-Present.

Honors and other Recognitions
  • Regents' Academy for the State of Nevada, Designing and Re-Designing Academic Courses to Enhance Student Learning, June 1-3, 2006, Lake Tahoe, California.
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Georgia, April 2003.

Awards and Fellowships
  • Board of Supervisors Scholarship, Louisiana State University, 1993-2000

Professional activities and committees – Journal Management
  • Managing Editor, Review of Public Personnel Administration

Professional activities and committees – Conference Participation
  • Panel Convener - "Civil Service Reform in the States: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • Panel Convener - "Staffing: Recruitment and Retention." Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • "Human Resource Management in a Changing World: Reassessing Public Human Resource Management Education" (with Jared J. Llorens). Paper presented at Minnowbrook III – Phase II: The Future of Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Service Around the World, Lake Placid, New York, September 5-7, 2008.
  • "Revisiting At-Will Employment in Georgia: Analyzing the Impact of Managerial Trust in an Era of Radical Civil Service Reform" (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6, 2008.
  • "The Politics of Public-Public Partnership: The Case for Toll Roads" (with Ghassan Khankarli). Paper presented at the conference for Lessons Learned from Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure, The Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, March 28-29, 2008.
  • "Ukrainian Public Management and the Orange Revolution: Top-Down or Bottom-Up Reform?" (with Stephen E. Condrey, Svitlana Slava, and Mykola Palinchak). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Dallas, Texas, March 6-11, 2008.
  • "Citizens Support for Hospital Privatization: The Convergence of Self-Interest and Symbolic Variables." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, La Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2007.
  • "Radical Civil Service Reform in the United States: A Ten-Year Retrospective." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Prepared for "Civil Service Reform in the States: A Retrospective
  • and Prospective Analysis." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Athens, Georgia, September 27-30, 2006.
  • "Radical Civil Service Reform in the United States: A Ten-Year Retrospective." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Prepared for "Public Administration in the XXI Century: Traditions and Innovations." Paper presented at the Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, May 24-26, 2006
  • "Georgia's At-Will Experiment: Assessing the Evidence." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 4, 2006.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2-6, 2005.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8-10, 2004.
  • "Civil Service Reform: Examining State and Local Cases." (with Stephen E. Condrey). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Savannah, Georgia, October 12-14, 2003.
  • "Professional Networking, Managerial Networking, and Organizational Performance." Paper presented at the Mini-Conference for Empirical Studies of Organizations and Public Management, Athens, Georgia, November 23-24, 2002.

Departmental activities and committees
  • Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment, Public Affairs Program
  • PhD Admissions Committee, Spring 2009 – Present
  • Candidate Search Committee, Spring 2009 – Present
  • Larry D. Terry Scholarship Selection Committee, Fall 2008

School activities and committees
  • Teaching Effectiveness Committee, Fall 2009 – Present, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences

Courses and other curricula developed
  • Human Resources Management (graduate)
  • Introduction to American Government (undergraduate honors and regular)
  • Introduction to Public Management (graduate)
  • Leadership of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Ph.D. seminar)
  • Organizational Theory (graduate)
  • Project and Contract Management (graduate)
  • Personnel/Privatization in the Public Sector (graduate)
  • Personnel Assessment/Civil Service Reform (graduate)
  • Principles of Public Administration (graduate)
  • Public Personnel Administration (on-line course, undergraduate)
  • Selected Problems in Public Personnel Administration (graduate)
  • Seminar in Human Resources (Ph.D. seminar)
  • Seminar in Public Personnel Administration (graduate)

Personal Statement

Dr. R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. is Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment in the Public Affairs Program. He teaches graduate courses in public management, public human resource management, and contract and project management. His major research interests over the past several years has concerned comparative policy and administration, comparative political attitudes, and public human resource management reform. From 1996 to 2001 he was a policy analyst in the Louisiana Governor's Office where he specialized in issues related to economic development and transportation. In 2005, Dr. Battaglio received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in public administration. He was a faculty member at UNLV before moving to UT-Dallas in 2007.


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