What is the Public Service Lab?
The Public Service Lab’s vision is to play a leading role in the development of public administration research and graduate-student mentoring.
To achieve our vision, The Public Service Lab pursues a three fold mission:
- Collaborate: Serve as a collaborative research incubator for Dr. Robert K. Christensen’s research on public and nonprofit service employees and organizations.
- Mentoring: Provide opportunities for graduate students to be involved in the development of scholarly and practical research.
- Learning: Serve as a source of meaningful research as well as information about other related work for those studying or interested in public service.
- Innovation and Imagination: Public Service Lab Personnel demonstrate innovative and imaginative thinking. They master the orthodox but use that as a starting point rather than a destination.
- Initiative and Integrity: Public Service Lab Personnel use their own, high standards to guide them into the unknown. They don’t wait for others to light the way but light the way for others.
- Communication and Collaboration: Public Service Lab Personnel understand that their success depends on the success of others. They openly share, lend assistance, and solicit feedback.