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Barbara Romzek

Defense Acquisition University

Management and Governance, Acquisition

Dr. Barbara Romzek is Professor of Public Administration and Policy. She served as Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University from 2012-2017. Prior to her time at American University, she held numerous academic appointments and leadership positions at the University of Kansas. Dr. Romzek is recognized for her expertise in public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, and the U.S. Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies.

Dr. Romzek is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has been recognized for her research with awards from the American Society for Public Administration, the American Political Science Association, including the 2014 Gaus Award for a Lifetime of Exemplary Scholarship from the American Political Science Association. Dr. Romzek is currently a member of a multi-year joint project, mandated by the U.S. Congress, of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration to track and assess Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise.