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Gene Brewer

University of Georgia

Management and Governance, Organization and Alignment, Human Resources, Performance Management

Gene A. Brewer, Ph.D.

Dr. Gene A. Brewer is Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Brewer is an internationally recognized public management scholar who regularly lectures, consults, and conducts research in the U.S. and abroad. He is considered a subject matter expert on public administration, management, and the policy-making process. His current research interests include public sector reform, improving government performance and effectiveness, international and comparative administration, public human resources management, policy implementation, and bureaucratic accountability in democratic political systems. He is particularly interested in emerging topics in public management research.

Dr. Brewer has served in various academic and governmental positions (often simultaneously) for the past 50 years. He is a retired federal civil servant and has held faculty appointments in higher education for many years, along with secondary appointments as Visiting Professor of Public Management at Utrecht University School of Governance in the Netherlands; Visiting Fellow of Public Management at Katholieke Universiteit (KU-Leuven) Public Governance Institute in Leuven, Belgium; and Global Professor of Public Administration at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi, Georgia. Dr. Brewer is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has been a partner and science advisor in several large-scale, grant- funded research projects run by universities and government entities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has consulted for domestic and foreign governments, universities, and research institutes.

Dr. Brewer has co-authored and co-edited several books in recent years, including “Public Management and Performance: Research Directions” (Cambridge University Press, 2012); “Public Policy and Politics in Georgia: Lessons from Post-Soviet Transition” (Ibidem-Verlag/ Columbia University Press, 2021); and “Managing for Performance: How People and Values Make a Difference” (Oxford University Press, 2021).