An Interview on Research with Professor Leisha Dehart-Davis

Leisha DeHart-Davis is a professor of public administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the director of the Local Government Workplaces Initiative at the School of Government. LGWI is a research program that investigates workplace climate and employee engagement. This information aids local government agencies in creating great work environments. DeHart-Davis also researches organizational behavior within the public sector, organizational structure, and workplace incivility. She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration which is a nonprofit organization that provides expertise on public policy and governance issues. DeHart-Davis is also a two-time published author of Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations and Understanding Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership. Her research articles have also been published in  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Administration and Society, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. The article is an interview with Leisha DeHart-Davis about her service through research to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It discusses her career path and her passion for local government. It also highlights her overall dedication to the School of Government and the Carolina community.

Read the full interview written by UNC Research here.  

Recent Blog Posts

July 16, 2024

This post was written by current student Jackson Dille....

  • Interests
  • Local Government
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Local Government

July 15, 2024

This post was written by current student Julia Warren. I am still working on the three...

  • Professional Work Experience (PWE)
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Non Profit
  • Students

June 24, 2024

When friends ask me why I got into urban planning, my response normally includes a love for...

  • Professional Work Experience (PWE)
  • Local Government
  • Students