Dr. Marc Holzer of Rutgers University has joined the Sawyer Business School's Institute for Public Service as a Visiting Scholar.

Holzer was until recently the Founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. In June, the Rutgers Board of Governors awarded him a prestigious University Professorship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the university and to the field of public affairs and administration.

Under his leadership, SPAA attained national and international acclaim as one of the top-ten schools of its kind nationally, and was the only such school in the U.S. to attain concurrent international accreditation. SPAA's student body has tripled since its inception and many SPAA graduates hold positions of prominence globally.

Over his 40-year plus career, Holzer has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 50 books; has edited more than 200 journal issues; has author well in excess of 100 chapters and articles, and has chaired nearly 50 doctoral dissertations. His external fundraising efforts exceed $20 million. Holzer is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and is a recipient of several national and international awards for distinguished research in public affairs and administration.

Holzer has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, the Public Technology Institute and the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives. Internationally, he has received the Senator Peter B. Boorsma (Netherlands) Award and the Chinese Public Administration Society Award for Excellence, and served as the Editor in Chief of South Korea's International Review of Public Administration.. He founded the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECOPA) and ASPA Sections on Korea, China, and Humanities/Arts. He currently chairs the ASPA Endowment.

In 1975, Holzer founded and has since directed the National Center for Public Performance and its related Institute on E-Governance. He also is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journals Public Performance & Management Review and Public Voices, and is the co-founder/co-editor of the Chinese Public Administration Review. He was recently named as Co-Editor of the American Review of Public Administration. With the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, he established the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network.

“We are thrilled to have Marc joining us this year. Marc is a distinguished and respected scholar who is committed to the discipline, to policy and practice. Our students, alumni and community partners will have the chance to meet with Marc, and we look forward to working on a number of research and practice efforts in the coming year” Brenda J. Bond, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Institute for Public Service

At the Sawyer Business School's Institute for Public Serviced, Holzer will collaborate with the faculty on projects and publications focusing on broader perspectives on public service, as well as capacity building for performance measurement and improvement in the public and nonprofit sectors.