Dr. Robert K. Christensen
Dr. Christensen is a professor and George W. Romney Research Fellow in the MPA Program at the George W. Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Dr. Christensen is passionate about public service. He studies and teaches classes about public and nonprofit organizations and personnel–including courts and judges–to advance public service education and practice. His research focuses on public and nonprofit management and is interested in (1) public service employees and (2) public service organizations.
At the employee level, he is interested in the impact of antisocial and prosocial motives and behaviors. The former includes race and gender prejudice; the latter includes public service motivation, volunteerism, workplace philanthropy, and organizational citizenship.
At the organizational level, he is interested in the relationship between courts (broad institutions of public law) and public administration. His work appears in such journals as the Journal of Public Administration Review and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration, Administration & Society, and several law reviews.