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Justin Stritch

Justin Stritch

Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N Central Ave, Ste 750
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2163


  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions


Justin Stritch is interested in the management and performance of public and nonprofit organizations. His most recent projects have examined public employee decision-making, the behavioral consequences of public service and prosocial motivations, and the effects of personnel change and managerial succession in organizations. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, and Public Administration. He received his master's degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2010 and his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2014.


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2014
  • M.P.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2010


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Journal Articles


Feeney, M. K. and J. M. Stritch. 2019. Family-friendly policies, gender, and work-life balance in the public sector. Review of Public Personnel Administration 39(3):422-448. DOI: 10.1177/0734371X17733789. (link )

Stritch, J. M. and M. Pedersen. 2019. The apparent locus of managerial decision making and perceptions of fairness in public personnel management. Public Personnel Management 48(3):392-412. DOI: 10.1177/0091026018819017. (link )


Christensen, R. K., R. Nesbit and J. M. Stritch. 2018. The role of employees' public service motives and organizational commitment in workplace giving campaigns. The American Review of Public Administration 48(7):644-658. DOI: 10.1177/0275074017701223. (link )

Pedersen, M. and J. M. Stritch. 2018. Internal management and perceived managerial trustworthiness: Evidence from a survey experiment. The American Review of Public Administration 48(1):67-81. DOI: 10.1177/0275074016657179. (link )

Pedersen, M. and J. M. Stritch. 2018. RNICE Model: Evaluating and contribution of replication studies in public administration and management research. Public Administration Review 78(4):606-612. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12910. (link )

Pedersen, M., J. M. Stritch and F. Thuesen. 2018. Punishment on the frontlines of public service delivery: Client ethnicity and caseworker sanctioning decisions in a Scandinavian welfare state. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 28(3):339-354. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muy018. (link )

Singia, A., J. M. Stritch and M. K. Feeney. 2018. Constrained or creative? Changes in financial condition and entrepreneurial orientation in public organizations. Public Administration 96(4):769-786. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12540. (link )

Stritch, J. M., N. Darnall, L. Hsueh and S. Bretschneider. 2018. Green technology firms and sustainable public purchasing. IEEE ENgineering Management Review 46(1):128-131. DOI: 10.1109/EMR.2018.2810080. (link )

Stritch, J. M., A. L. Molina Jr and N. Favero. 2018. Pushing too hard? Unattainable organizational goals and frontline employee turnover. Review of Public Administration 1-25. DOI: 10.1177/0734371X18805795. (link )

Stritch, J. M. and A. R. Villadsen. 2018. The gender wage gap and the moderating effect of education in public and private sector employment. Public Administration 96(4):690-706. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12533. (link )


Pedersen, M., J. M. Stritch and G. Taggart. 2017. Citizen perceptions of procedural fairness and the moderating roles of ‘belief in a just world’ and ‘public service motivation’ in public hiring. Public Administration 95(4):874-894. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12353. (link )

Stritch, J. M. 2017. Minding the time: A critical look at longitudinal design and data analysis in quantitative public management research. Review of Public Personnel Administration 37(2):219-244. DOI: 10.1177/0734371X17697117. (link )

Stritch, J. M., M. Pedersen and G. Taggart. 2017. The opportunities and limitations of using Mechanical Turk (MTURK) in public administration and management scholarship. International Public Management 20(3):489-511. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2016.1276493. (link )


Anderson, D. M. and J. M. Stritch. 2016. Goal clarity, task significance, and performance: Evidence from a laboratory experiment. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 26(2):211-225. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muv019. (link )

Homberg, F., R. Vogel, J. M. Stritch and R. K. Christensen. 2016. Raising the next generation of public servants? Parental influence on volunteering behavior and public service career aspirations. International Journal of Manpower 37(5):840-858. DOI: 10.1108/IJM-12-2014-0249. (link )

Stritch, J. M. 2016. A preliminary examination of citizen orientation and multiple dimensions of organizational performance. International Journal of Public Administration 39(5):345-358. DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1015554. (link )

Stritch, J. M. and R. K. Christensen. 2016. Going green in public organizations: Linking organizational commitment and public service motives to public employees' workplace eco-initiatives. The American Review of Public Administration 46(3):337-355. DOI: 10.1177/0275074014552470. (link )

Tsai, C., J. M. Stritch and R. K. Christensen. 2016. Eco-helping and eco-civic engagement in the public workplace. Public Performance & Management Review 430(2):336-360. DOI: 10.1080/15309576.2016.1216001. (link )


Bullock, J. B., J. M. Stritch and H. G. Rainey. 2015. International comparison of public and private employees' work motives, attitudes, and perceived rewards. Public Administration Review 75(3):479-489. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12356. (link )

Christensen, R. K., J. M. Stritch, J. E. Kellough and G. A. Brewer. 2015. Indentifying student traits and motives to service-learn: Public service orientation among new college freshman. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 19(4):39-62. (link )


Stritch, J. M. and R. K. Christensen. 2014. Looking at a job's social impact through PSM-tinted lenses: Probing the motivation-perception relationship. Public Administration 92(4):826-842. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12043. (link )


Christensen, R. K., S. W. Whiting, T. Im, E. Rho, J. M. Stritch and J. Park. 2013. Public service motivation, task, and non-task behavior: A performance appraisal experiment with Korean MPA and MBA students. International Public Management Journal 16(1):28-52. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2013.796257. (link )


Christensen, R. K., J. Szmer and J. M. Stritch. 2012. Race and gender bias in three administrative contexts: Impact on work assignments in state supreme courts. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22(4):625-648. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/mus020. (link )

Book Chapters


Darnall, N., L. Hsueh, J. M. Stritch and S. I. Bretschneider. 2018. Environmental purchasing in the City of Phoenix. Pp. 485-502 In: Garren, S. and R. Brinkman eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3319713885.