Ricardo S. Morse

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government

Areas of Expertise

Public administration; community and regional collaboration; citizen participation; public leadership


Rick Morse joined the School of Government in 2006. He previously was assistant professor in the Public Policy and Administration Program at Iowa State University. He teaches and advises state and local public officials in the areas of collaborative governance, visioning, and leadership. His publications include several articles and book chapters on collaboration and citizen participation. He is lead editor of two books on public leadership, Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2007), and Innovations in Public Leadership Development (M.E. Sharpe, 2008). Morse holds a BA and MA in public policy from Brigham Young University and a PhD in public administration/public affairs from Virginia Tech.

Selected publications

Heather Getha-Taylor, Maja Husar Holmes, Willow S. Jacobson, Ricardo S. Morse, and Jessica E. Sowa. 2010. Focusing the Public Leadership Lens: Research Propositions and Questions in the Minnowbrook Tradition. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory 21(Supplement 1): i83-i98.

Ricardo S. Morse. 2010. Bill Gibson and the Art of Leading Across Boundaries. Public Administration Review 70(3): 434-442.

Ricardo S. Morse. 2010. Integrative Public Leadership: Catalyzing Collaboration to Create Public Value. The Leadership Quarterly 21(2): 231-245.

Ricardo S. Morse, and Terry F. Buss, eds. 2008.Innovations in Public Leadership Development. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

Ricardo S. Morse, Terry F. Buss, and C. Morgan Kinghorn, eds. 2007. Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

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