Professor Gregory B. Lewis was named chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy (PMAP) on June 1. Lewis, a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, joined the school in 1998 and directed the joint Georgia State-Georgia Tech doctoral program in public policy.
“It is an honor to serve as leader of PMAP,” Lewis says. “We have an outstanding faculty that teaches excellent courses and produces cutting-edge research in public management and policy. I expect that our reputation, already earning high rankings in U.S. News, will continue to grow as the quality of our scholarship and programs becomes more widely known.”
“I am delighted that Greg is serving as department chair. He will bring creative and sensible leadership to the department,” says Dean Mary Beth Walker.
Lewis, who teaches quantitative research methods in the master’s and doctoral program, has received the AYSPS Excellence in Teaching Award.
His research focuses on career patterns in public service and broader diversity issues, most recently the impact of veterans’ preference, performance ratings and aging on public sector work forces.
During the past decade, Lewis has published widely on public support for gay and lesbian rights. One of the first scholars to study lesbians and gay men as government employees, his latest work focuses on gay-straight differences in probabilities of public and nonprofit employment and on pay differences within the sectors.
Lewis holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Syracuse University, an M.G.A. in Governmental Administration from Georgia State and a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at the University of Georgia and American University. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Review of Public Administration and the American Political Science Review.