Patria de Lancer Julnes, Ph.D.

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes is director of the School of Public Affairs and professor of public administration at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research focuses on performance measurement, accountability, and citizen-driven governance. Her articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, Public Performance and Management Review, Evaluation, and Reforma y Democracia, among other peer-reviewed journals. Her article (with Marc Holzer), Promoting the Utilization of Performance Measures in Public Organizations: An Empirical study of Factors Affecting Adoption and Implementation, has been designated as one of Public Administration Review’s 75 most influential articles appearing in the journal since its inception in 1940.

Dr. de Lancer Julnes is the author of the book Performance-Based Management Systems. Effective Implementation and Maintenance (CRC Press), and lead co-editor of Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sector (Routledge), the International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management (Sage Publications), and Performance Measurement: Building Theory, Supporting Practice (M.E. Sharpe). She serves on the editorial board of the journal Public Performance and Management Review and is past co-chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance.