Rosemary O'Leary "is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration. An elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, she was a senior Fulbright scholar in Malaysia in 1998-1999 and the Philippines in 2005-2006. Previously O'Leary was professor of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University and co-founder and co-director of the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute.
"O’Leary’s areas of expertise include Public Management, Environmental Policy, Dispute Resolution, and Law.
"O'Leary is the author or editor of ten books and more than 100 articles on public management and public policy. She has won nine national research awards, including Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management for 2000 (given by the Academy of Management), Best Book in Environmental Management and Policy for 2005 and 1999 (given by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)), and the Mosher Award, which she won twice, for best article by an academician published in Public Administration Review. Her research has been funded by the Hewlett Foundation (9 years), the International City/County Management Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Bar Association, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.
"She is the only person to win three awards from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA): Distinguished Research (2004), Excellence in Teaching (1996), and Best Dissertation (1989). In 2003, O'Leary was awarded the Syracuse University Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement, the highest research award at the university.
"She has won eight teaching awards and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by ASPA's Section on Environment and Natural Resources Administration. O'Leary has served as national chair of the Public Administration Section of the American Political Science Association, and as the national chair of the Section on Environment and Natural Resources Administration of ASPA.
"From 2003-2005, O’Leary was a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident. In 2004, she also served as a member of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. O'Leary has worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and the International City/County Management Association. She has worked as an attorney and as an administrator in Kansas state government." 
- The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government (2005).
Resources and articles
- Rosemary O'Leary, accessed April 16, 2010.