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Stuart Bretschneider

Stuart Bretschneider

Professor, School of Public Affairs, 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


  • Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions


Stuart Bretschneider is a Foundation Professor of Organization Design and Public Administration at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs. He is also a senior research associate at the school Center for Organization Research and Design. Previously Dr. Bretschneider was a Maxwell Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Technology and Information Policy at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He was Associate Dean and Chair of the Public Administration Department between 2005 and 2011 at the Maxwell School. Currently His research has focused on how public organizations make use of information technology and the effects of those technologies on public organizations; how public organizations employ forecasting technology and organize to carry out forecasting activities; and how sector differences affect administrative processes. He has also worked on numerous funded projects associated with the evaluation of public policy in the energy, environment and technology areas. His current research is focused on how social media technology effects public organizations management processes. A past president of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Dr. Bretschneider was also a Director of the IIF. He was the Managing Editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory from 1992-2000. Dr. Bretschneider received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Ohio State University in 1980.