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Professor Mary Guy

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2007
Fax: (303) 315 – 2229


Areas of Interest: Public administration, with an emphasis on the human processes involved in public service delivery; emotional labor; the difference that gender makes

Bio: Mary E. Guy teaches courses on public administration, public management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and leadership and ethics. She has written widely about emotional labor in public service, especially in regard to emotionally intense work demands. She also writes about workforce diversity and the difference that gender makes in policy development and implementation. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, past President of the American Society for Public Administration, and past Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Public Personnel Administration. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her research, leadership, and mentoring. Prior to joining the School of Public Affairs, she held the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Chair at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and before that, she served as department head at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (University of Florida), a Master’s degree in psychology (University of South Carolina) and a Ph.D. degree in political science (University of South Carolina).
Recent Books
  • Mary E. Guy and Todd L. Ely. 2018. Essentials of Public Service: An Introduction to Contemporary Public Administration. Irvine, CA: Melvin & Leigh Publ.
  •  Mary E. Guy and Marilyn M. Rubin (Eds.). 2015. Public Administration Evolving: From Foundations to the Future. NY: Routledge.
  • Sharon H. Mastracci, Mary E. Guy, & Meredith A. Newman. 2012. Emotional Labor and Crisis Response: Working on the Razor’s Edge. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (winner of Best Book Awards from Academy of Management, Public & Nonprofit Division; and American Society for Public Administration Section on Personnel and Labor Relations)
  • Mary E. Guy, Meredith A. Newman, & Sharon H. Mastracci. 2008. Emotional Labor: Putting the Service in Public Service. 2008. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (winner of Best Book Awards from Academy of Management, Public & Nonprofit Division; American Society for Public Administration Section on Public Administration Research & Theory; American Society for Public Administration Section on Personnel & Labor Relations)
Selected Recent Articles
  • Mary E. Guy. 2017. “Mom Work versus Dad Work In Local Government.” Administration & Society 49(1): 48-64
  • Leigh D. Espy and Mary E. Guy. 2017. “Maybe it IS Rocket Science: How The Martian Reflects Gulick’s “Notes on the Theory of Organization.” Administrative Theory & Praxis 39(3): 193-205.
  • Mary E. Guy and Samantha J. Larson. 2017. “Gender and Diversity.” In Foundations of  Public Administration, Jos C.N. Raadschelders and Richard J. Stillman eds., pp. 279-295.  Irvine, CA: Melvin & Leigh Publishers, Inc.
  • Mary E. Guy and Richard Stillman. 2016. “On NASPAA Accreditation: Fred was Right . . .But for the Wrong Reason.” Journal of Public Affairs Education 22(2):303-312.
  • Mary E. Guy and Hyun Jung Lee. 2015. “Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Labor: How Related are They?” Review of Public Personnel Administration. 35(3): 261-277.
  • Seung-Bum Yang and Mary E. Guy. 2015. “Gender Effects on Emotional Labor in Seoul Metropolitan Area.” Public Personnel Management. 44(1): 3-24.
  • Elizabeth A. Tomsich & Mary E. Guy. 2014. “Perceptions of Authority: How Gender Affects Citizen Ratings of Judges.” Administration & Society. 46(5): 471-495.
  • Xiaojun Lu and Mary E. Guy. 2014. “How Emotional Labor and Ethical Leadership Affect Job Engagement for Chinese Public Servants.” Public Personnel Management. 43(1), 3-24.
  • Mary E. Guy and Vanessa M. Fenley. 2014. “Inch by inch: Gender Equity Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Review of Public Personnel Administration. 34(1), 40-58.
  • Mary E. Guy and Sean McCandless. 2012. “Social Equity: Its Legacy, Its Promise.” Public Administration Review. 72: Special Issue, 5-13.
  • Mary E. Guy. 2011.  “In Search of a Middle Ground: Preachy, Screechy, and Angry vs. Soft, Sweet, and Compliant.” In Helisse Levine and Maria D’Agostino. Eds. Women in Public Administration: Theory and Practice. pp. 299-307. Jones & Bartlett, Publ.
  • Mary E. Guy, Meredith A. Newman, & Sharon H. Mastracci. 2010. “Are We There Yet? From Taylor’s Triangle to Follett’s Web; From Knowledge Work to Emotion Work.” In Rosemary O’Leary,  David M. VanSlyke, and Soonhee Kim, (Eds.). The Future of Public Administration, Public Management and Public Service Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, pp. 33-44. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. | 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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