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Leisha DeHart-Davis joined the School of Government in 2012. She was named Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor for 2015–2017. She directs Human Capital Matters, a line of programming for human resource professionals in NC local government, and co-directs Engaging Women, a program that seeks to equip women to pursue public service leadership positions. DeHart-Davis was named a Top 100 Local Government Influencer by the Emerging Local Government Leaders Network in 2016. She teaches human resource management and the portfolio course in the School’s Master of Public Administration program. DeHart-Davis has published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Administration and Society, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. Her book, Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations, will be published by Georgetown University Press in early 2017. She chairs the board of advisors to Arizona State University’s Center for Organizational Research and Design and the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. She also serves on the board of the Public Management Research Association. DeHart-Davis holds a PhD in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.