Norma Riccucci, PhD

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor
Center for Urban and Public Service | Room 337


PhD: Syracuse University, Public Administration (1984)
MPA: University of Southern California (1981) 
BPA: Florida International University, Public Administration (1979) 


Norma M. Riccucci is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Campus at Newark. Professor Riccucci has published extensively in the areas of public management, affirmative action, human resources and public sector labor relations. Some of her publications include:  Public Administration: Traditions of Inquiry and Philosophies of Knowledge (Georgetown University Press), which received the 2012 Best Book Award from the Research section of the American Society of Public Administration);  How Management Matters: Street Level Bureaucrats and Welfare Reform (Georgetown University Press) which received the 2009 Best Book Award from the public administration section of the American Political Science Association); and Managing Diversity in Public Sector Workforces (Westview Press). She is also co-author of the leading public personnel textbook in the field of public administration. 

Professor Riccucci is a leader of the field and has been invited to speak at conferences all over the world, including in Sienna, Milano, Madrid, Leuven, Paris, Warsaw, Prague, and Hong Kong. She is the recipient of several national awards including the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Dwight Waldo Award; the ASPA Charles H. Levine Award for excellence in teaching, research and service to the community; ASPA/NASPAA’s Distinguished Research Award; the ASPA Section of Women in Public Administration’s Rita Mae Kelly Award for Research Excellence; ASPA’s Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations’ Scholarship in Public Human Resources Award, and Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. She was also elected by her academic peers to serve as President of the prestigious Public Management Research Association from 2007 to 2009. In 2005 she was inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration.

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