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Derrick Anderson

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography

Derrick Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs  and Advisor to the President for Innovation at Arizona State University. His research focuses institutional design, especially as it relates to the economic, political and managerial control of knowledge intensive enterprises. He teaches courses in organization theory, public policy and science and technology policy.

His research has been published in a several leading academic journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review, Administration in Society, Review of Policy Research, Research in Higher Education and Scientometrics. His opinions have been published in the Deseret News and the Boston Globe.  Derrick occasionally speaks with media about issues pertaining to higher education and has been a guest on KJZZ and PBS Eight.

As Advisor to the President for Innovation, Derrick oversees complex institutional projects with assorted partners in business, government, and higher education. He provides opportunity analysis and assessment in areas relating to the ongoing transformation of ASU from an “agency” organizational model to a “public enterprise” model.

He holds BS and MPP degrees from ASU and a PhD from the University of Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Public management, organizational theory and behavior, science and technology policy, governance of emerging technologies, R&D management and policy, social science research methods.

Publications

Anderson, D. and Whitford A. (2018). The public administration of knowledge organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. https://academic.oup.com/DocumentLibrary/jpart/AndersonWhitford_Introduction.pdf  

Talmage, C.; Anderson, D.; and Searle, Mark. (2018). Whither recreation and parks? Understanding the decline of public institutions through a preliminary theory of adaptive publicness. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. https://academic.oup.com/ppmg/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ppmgov/gvx006/4259160

Gilbert, Clark; Crow, Michael.; Anderson, D. (2017). Design Thinking in Higher Education: Towards Adaptive Enterprise. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 16(1): 36-41. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/design_thinking_for_higher_education

Anderson, D. and Whitford, A. (2017). “Developing knowledge states: Technology and the enhancement of national statistical capacity.” Review of Policy Research. 34(3): 400-420. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12230/full

Todd, Kevin and Anderson, D. (2016). The multidimensional consequence of disruption in higher education. Public Administration Review. 76(5): 821-822. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/doi/10.1111/puar.12618/full

Anderson, D. and Taggart, G. (2016). “Public policies, organizations and the roots of public value failure: The case of for-profit higher education.” Public Administration Review. 76(5), 779-789. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12606/full

Anderson, D., and Stritch, J. (2016). “Goal clarity, Task Significance, and Performance: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 26(3), 211-225. http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/06/jopart.muv019.long

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2016). “Managing Institutional Research Advancement: Implications from a university faculty time allocation study”. Research in Higher Education. 57(1): 99-121. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11162-015-9376-9

Bozeman, B. and Anderson, D. (2016). “Public policy and the origins of bureaucratic red tape: Implications of the Stanford Yacht Scandal”. Administration and Society. 48(6): 736-759. http://aas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/21/0095399714541265.full.pdf  

Anderson, D. and Edwards, B. (2015) “Unfulfilled promise: Laboratory experiments in public administration research.” Public Management Review. 17(10): 1518-1542. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14719037.2014.943272#.VigW9ucmDag

Hoffman, Dennis and Anderson, D. (2015). Economic prosperity in Utah and Arizona: What does the future hold? Deseret News. November 3, 2015. Online at:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640511/Economic-prosperity-in-Utah-Arizona-What-does-the-future-hold.html?pg=all

Crow, Michael and Anderson, D. (2015). Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not. Deseret News. April 24, 2015. Online at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627172/Research-universities-are-for-undergraduates-whether-they-know-it-or-not.html?pg=all

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2013). “Agenda setting in emergent R&D policy subsystems: Examining discourse effects of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. Review of Policy Research. 30(5): 447-463. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12033/full

Bozeman, Barry and Anderson, D. (2014). For-profit Universities are Not Inherently Bad. Boston Globe. November 16, 2014. Online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/11/16/for-profit-universities-are-not-inherently-bad-just-empirically-bad/mTMDbC0xUXSYWAdeBD3rwO/story.html

Crow, Michael and Anderson, D. (2014). Online learning: Optimism, Pessimism and Realism. Deseret News. September 17, 2014. Online at: http://national.deseretnews.com/article/2358/Online-learning-Pessimism-optimism-and-realism.html

Fisher, E.; Slade, C.; Anderson, D.; and Bozeman, B. (2010). "The Public Value of Nanotechnology?”. Scientometrics 85(1): 29-39. http://www.akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1007/s11192-010-0237-1   

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
Summer 2018
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2018
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
PAF 591Seminar
Summer 2017
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2017
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PAF 591Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Summer 2016
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2016
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PAF 501Public Service Research I
Fall 2015
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PAF 484Internship
URB 484Internship
PAF 584Internship
PAF 691Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 501Public Service Research I
SOS 591Seminar
PAF 591Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior