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Donald KlingNer, Professor

Don Klinger

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
School of Public Affairs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
Phone: (719) 262- 4012                              
Fax: (719) 262 - 4183
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Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Public administration, human resource management, Latin American public administration, and international governance capacity-building

Bio: Dr. Donald Klingner is a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Affairs in Colorado Springs. He is Past President (2009-2010) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). He is co-author of Public
Personnel Management (6th edition 2010), also published in Spanish and Chinese. He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar (Central America 1994), a visiting professor at UNAM, Mexico (1999-2003), and a consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank on public management capacity building. He co-edits Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. He has been a faculty member at IUPUI (1974-1980) and Florida International University (1980-2001). Prior to earning a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1974, he worked for the US government’s central personnel agency (US Civil Service Commission, 1968-1973)

Recent Publications:

D. Klingner (2006). “Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations: A Development Perspective,” in Bertucci, Guido (Ed.). Innovations in Governance and Public Administration: Replicating What Works. New York: UN/DESA/DPADM, p. 55-60.

D. Klingner (September/October 2006). “Building Global Public Management Governance Capacity: ‘The Road Not Taken’,” in Public Administration Review 66 5: 775-779.

D. Klingner and L.R. Jones (2005). “Learning from the Philippine Occupation: Nation-Building and Institutional Development in Iraq and other High Security Risk Nations,” Public Administration and Development 25: 145-156.

D. Klingner and Mohamed G. Sabet (2005). “Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, Innovation Diffusion and Adoption, and Technology Transfer: What they Mean and Why They Matter.” Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, 3 3: 199-210.

D. Klingner (June 2005). “Absorbing and Implementing a Best Practice: Issues of Local Capacity and Sustainability.” New York: UN/DESA/DPADM.

D. Klingner (January 2005). “UNPAN Stage One: An Evaluation” (United Nations, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)/DESA.

D. Klingner (December 2004). “The Senior Civil Service: Contexts and Strategies for Korea.” The Republic of Korea Civil Service Commission and the Korean Development Institute.

D. Klingner (November/December 2004). “Globalization, Governance and the Future of Public Administration: Can We Make Sense Out of the Fog of Rhetoric Surrounding the Terminology?” Public Administration Review 64 6: 686-692.

D. Klingner and John Nalbandian. Public Personnel Management: Contexts and Strategies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster, 5th edition 2003, 4th 1998, 3rd 1993, 2nd 1985, 1st 1980), 2nd - 5th editions with John Nalbandian.

D. Klingner and John Nalbandian (2002). Public Personnel Management: Contexts and Strategies. Beijing: Renmin University Press.

D. Klingner and John Nalbandian (2001). La Administración de Personal Público: Contextos y Estrategias. Mexico City: McGraw-Hill Interamericana.

D. Klingner, John Nalbandian and Barbara Romzek (June 2002). “La Política, la Administración y el Mercado: Expectativas de Ámbitos de Responsabilidad en Conflicto,” Reforma y Democracia (CLAD: Center for Latin American Development Administration). 24: 71-112.

D. Klingner, John Nalbandian and Barbara Romzek (June 2002). “Politics, Administration and Markets: Competing Expectations and Accountability,” American Review of Public Administration 32 2: 117-144. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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