Göktuğ Morçöl, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration, Public Affairs
Program Coordinator, Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Program Coordinator, Certificate Program in Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Office Location: 
Olmsted Building, W160, +1 717 948 6126
Mailing Address: 
W160 OLMSTED BLDG PENN STATE HBG MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Göktuğ Morçöl is a professor of public policy and administration at Penn State Harrisburg. He earned his degrees from the Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey (B.S. in sociology and M.S. in political science and public administration) and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., USA (Ph.D. in public administration and policy). He has authored, edited, and co-edited the following books: A Complexity Theory for Public Policy (Routledge, 2012); Business Improvement Districts: Research Theory and Controversies (CRC Press, 2008); Complexity and Policy Analysis: Tools and Methods for Designing Robust Policies in a Complex World (ISCE Publishing, 2008);  Handbook of Decision Making (CRC Press, 2007);  A New Mind for Policy Analysis: Toward a Post-Newtonian and Postpositivist Epistemology and Methodology (Praeger, 2002); and New Sciences for Public Administration and Policy: Connections and Reflections (Chatelaine Press, 2000). His articles have appeared in journals such as Public Administration Review, Administration and Society, Administrative Theory and Praxis, Policy Sciences, Public Administration Quarterly, Politics and Policy, International Journal of Public Administration, and Emergence. He served as the first chair of the Complexity and Systems Studies Network of the American Society for Public Administration. 

Research Interests
Business Improvement Districts
Complexity Theory
Metropolitan Governance
Policy Analysis and Evaluation Methodology