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Dr. Ronald C. Nyhan

Dr. Nyhan

Ron Nyhan
Florida Atlantic University
School of Public Administration
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431
Telephone: 561-297-4155
E-mail: rcnyhan@fau.edu

Ronald C. Nyhan is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to FAU, he was President and CEO of Landrum & Brown, Ltd. which oversaw the efficient operation and maintenance of large-scale facilities in the Middle East. The company was primarily responsible for performance measurement and service evaluation in building trades, utility service, transportation and engineering. He was also a Principal with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he served as Project Director for the management and productivity evaluations of local government functions at Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. He also served as Project Director for evaluations of federal agencies including Federal Rail and Federal Aviation Administrations.

His publications are found in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Organization Theory And Behavior, Public Productivity and Management Review, Evaluation Review, Health Care Review, Journal of Health and Human Services, Public Administration Quarterly, The International Journal of Public Administration and the International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Dr. Nyhan serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program and the nonprofit minor at the undergraduate level. He is currently serving as President of the Faculty Senate and is a member of the University Board of Trustees.

Education
  • 1994  Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, College for Design and Social Inquiry, School of Public Administration.
  • 1974  Master of Applied Science, Public and Societal Systems, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Southern Methodist University.
  • 1973  Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • 1973  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Professional Experience
  • May 2001 to present
    Associate Professor
    Florida Atlantic University
    College for Design and Social Inquiry
    School of Public Administration
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • August 1997 to 2001
    Assistant Professor
    2001 Florida Atlantic University
    College for Design and Social Inquiry
    School of Public Administration
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • August 1994 to August 1997
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Florida Atlantic University
    College of Urban and Public Affairs
    School of Public Administration
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • May 1986 to 1994
    Principal, GN Associates
    Delray Beach, Florida
  • June 1980 to May 1986
    President, Landrum & Brown, Ltd.,
    Jeddah, Saudia Arabia
  • November 1974 to June 1980
    Principal, Booz, Allen & Hamilton
    Washington, D.C.
Experience Summary

Dr. Nyhan has over 20 years management consulting experience in program evaluation and productivity improvement. His clients have included the municipal governments at Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, Washington, D.C. He has also worked with the Federal Rail Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently, he is the Director of the masters' degree programs in public administration and nonprofit management at Florida Atlantic University.

Academic Journal Publications
  • Demir, T and Ronald C Nyhan, 2008. The Politics-Administration Dichotomy: An Empirical Search for Correspondence between Theory and Practice. Public Administration Review, 68, 1; p. 81-97.
  • Alkadry, M. and R. C. Nyhan (2005). The impact of rational organizations on public administrators: A structural equation model. International Journal of Organization Theory And Behavior, 8 (2), 155-173.
  • Alkadry, M. and R. C. Nyhan (under review). The Role of Rational Organizations in the Transformation of Administrators: A Structural Equation Model.
  • Nyhan, R. C., 2002. Benchmarking tools: An application to juvenile justice facility performance. Prison Journal , 82 , 423-439.
  • Nyhan, R. C., M. B. Ferrando and D. Clare, 2001. A population ecology study of hospital closures in Florida between 1965 and 1995. The Journal of Health and Human Services Administration , 24 , 376-86.
  • P. L. Cruise and R. C. Nyhan, 2000. First among (un)equals: Assessing hospital performance using data envelopment analysis. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration , 22 , 354-373.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and P. L. Cruise, 2000. Comparative performance assessment in managed care: Data envelopment analysis for health care mangers. Health Care Quarterly , 8 , 18-27.
  • Nyhan, R. C., 2000. Changing the paradigm: Trust and its role in public sector organizations. The American Review of Public Administration , 30 , 87- 109.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and M. Alkadry, 1999. Impact of infrastructure investments and socio-economic conditions on student achievement. Journal of Education Finance , 25 , 211-228.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and L. L. Martin, 1999. Assessing the performance of municipal police departments using data envelopment analysis: An exploratory study. State and Local Government Review , 31 , 18-30.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and L. L. Martin, 1999. Comparative performance measurement: A primer on data envelopment analysis. Public Productivity and Management Review 22 , (3), 364-378.
  • Nyhan, R. C and H. A. Marlowe, Jr., 1997. Development and psychometric properties of the organizational trust inventory. Evaluation Review , 21 , (5), 614-635.
  • Nyhan, R. C and H. A. Marlowe, Jr., 1995. Performance measurement and Total Quality Management (TQM) in the public sector: Opportunities and challenges. Public Productivity and Management Review 18 , (4) 333-347.
  • Liou, K. T. and R. C. Nyhan, 1994. Dimensions of organizational commitment in public organizations: An empirical assessment. Public Administration Quarterly , 18 , 99-118.
  • Martin, L. L. and R. C. Nyhan, 1994. Determinants of county charter home rule. International Journal of Public Administration , 17 (5), 955- 970.
  • Marlowe, H. A., R. C. Nyhan, L. Arrington and W. Pammer 1994. The re-ing of local government: Understanding and shaping governmental change. Public Productivity and Management Review , 17 , 299-311.
  • Bazemore, G., T. Dicker and R. C. Nyhan, 1994. Juvenile justice reform and the difference it makes: An exploratory study of the impact of policy change on detention worker attitudes. Crime and Delinquency , 40 (1), 37-53.
  • Lynch, T. and R. C. Nyhan, 1993. A holistic approach to productivity. International Review of Administrative Sciences , 59 (1), 47-56.
Book Chapters
  • Marlowe, H. A. and R. C. Nyhan, 2003. Innovations in public budgeting: Applying organizational development processes to downsizing. In A. Khan & W. B. Hildreth (Eds.) Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management . Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt.
  • Nyhan R.C., 2002. The influence of class size on student achievement in Florida elementary schools. In Carolyn Harrington and Katherine Kasten, (Eds.). Florida 2001: Educational Policy Alternatives . Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida.
  • Lynch, T. and R. C. Nyhan, 2001. A holistic approach to productivity. In R. Stupak & P. Leitne (Eds.) Handbook of Public Quality Management. New York: Marcel Dekker
  • Nyhan, R. C and H. A. Marlowe, Jr., 1993 Organizational effectiveness enhancement under Total Quality Management (TQM) in a non-manufacturing setting. In Sumanth, D. J., Poupart, R. and Sink, D. S. (Eds.) Productivity and Quality Management Frontiers- IV , Norcross, GA: Industrial Engineering and Management Press, 294-303.
  • Marlowe, H. A. and R. C. Nyhan 1993. Redesigning a public organization to activate ego energy. In R. Kilman (Ed.) Ego Energy , San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Marlowe, H. A. and R. C. Nyhan, 1993. Changing the deep structure of a public organization: Using the punctuated equilibrium paradigm to guide productivity and quality improvement programs. In Sumanth, D. J., Poupart, R. and Sink, D. S. (Eds.) Productivity and Quality Management Frontiers- IV , Norcross, GA: Industrial Engineering and Management Press, 597-606.
Published Proceedings
  • P. L. Cruise and R. C. Nyhan (2001). Comparative Performance Assessment Measures for the Health Care Manager. In H. L. White and A.F. Ford (Eds.) Health Praxis and Minority Communities: Health Track Proceedings and Commentaries . Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Minority Health and the Conference of Minority Public Administrators, 106-121.
Conference Papers
  • Vos, J. and R. C. Nyhan, 2000. Using Data Envelopment Analysis in environmental justice research, American Society for Public Administration, April, San Diego, CA.
  • P. L. Cruise and R. C. Nyhan, 2000. Measuring Hospital Competitiveness in the 21st Century: A Case Study for Health Care Management Students. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Los Angeles, California.
  • Cruise, P. L. and R. C. Nyhan, 1999. Comparative Performance Assessment for the Health Care Manager. The Conference of Minority Public Administrators, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Cruise, P. L. and R. C. Nyhan,1999. First Among (Un)Equals: Performance Assessment Measures for the Health Care Manager (with Peter L. Cruise). The Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Pensacola, FL.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and M. Alkadry,1999. Does Money Matter?: How Increased Funds Impact on Student Achievement Test Scores. The Southeastern Conference on Public Administration Pensacola, FL.
  • P.L. Cruise and R. C. Nyhan, 1999. Comparative Performance Methodologies for Health Services Management . Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Chicago, Illinois, June, 1999.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and L. L. Martin, 1997. Assessing the performance of municipal police departments using data envelopment analysis: An exploratory study. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and L. L. Martin, 1997. Comparative performance measurement: A primer on data envelopment analysis. American Society for Public Administration, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and H.A. Marlowe, 1994. Performance measurement and Total Quality Management (TQM) in the public sector: Opportunities and challenges. American Society for Public Administration, San Francisco, CA.
  • Nyhan, R. C., 1993. Measuring and managing Total Quality Management (TQM) in utility organizations. Association for Quality and Participation/ Edison Electric Institute. Tampa, FL, September 15.
  • Marlowe, H. A., R. C. Nyhan, L. Arrington and W. Pammer 1993. The Re-ing of Local Government: An integrated model for incremental and dramatic change. Sixth National Public Sector Productivity Improvement Conference. September 8-10, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Marlowe, H. A. and R. C. Nyhan, 1993. Using the punctuated equilibrium paradigm to guide organizational change. American Society for Public Administration, National Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 16.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and H.A. Marlowe, 1994. Performance measurement and Total Quality Management (TQM) in the public sector. American Society for Public Administration, National Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 16.
  • Nyhan, R. C., 1993. Performance measurement in the public sector. South West Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Municipal Financial Administration Seminar, Ft Myers, FL, April 30.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and H.A. Marlowe, 1993. Organizational effectiveness enhancement under Total Quality Management (TQM) in a non-manufacturing setting. Fourth International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research, University of Miami, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Miami, FL, February 11.
  • Marlowe, H. A. and R. C. Nyhan, 1993. Changing the deep structure of a public organization: Using the punctuated equilibrium paradigm to guide productivity and quality improvement programs. Fourth International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research, University of Miami, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Miami, FL, February 11.
  • Lynch, T. and R. C. Nyhan, 1992. Leadership, enterpreneuralism and productivity: Challenges for public administration in the 1990s. President's Commission on Management Initiatives/ American Society of Public Administration. Charleston, SC, July 8.
  • Lynch, T. and R. C. Nyhan, 1991. A holistic approach to productivity. International Institute of Public Administration. Brussels, Belgium, November 28.
Non-Refered Journal Article and Book Reviews
  • Nyhan, R. C., 2003. The procurement revolution. Journal of Public Procurement , 3 , 287-289.
  • Clare, D. and R. C. Nyhan, 2001. A grand scan plan. Association Management, 73-77.
  • Nyhan, R. C., 1998. Software Performance Evaluation: Frontier Analyst. Operations Research/Management Science Today , 25 , (2), 62-65.
  • Nyhan, R. C. and Herbert A. Marlowe, Jr., 1993. Performance measurement and TQM in the public sector The Public Manager , 22 , (3) 80-81.
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