Glenn L Silverstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs
Olmsted Building, W157

Glenn Silverstein is an assistant teaching professor in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. He teaches in the residential and World Campus M.P.A program. Dr. Silverstein is interested in the effects of organizational change on schools and student achievement for which he was recognized by the University of Delaware with the Dan Rich Prize. He is also broadly interested in federal policy and politics and has assisted in political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels as well as taken leadership roles in the political party system in Delaware.

Dr. Silverstein is a member of APPAM, ASPA and AERA and has presented his research at PERA at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2016, Dr. Glenn Silverstein researched the use of open source techniques for policy development. This research attempts to unify crowdsourcing, e-Government, and citizen participation by identifying the leadership and governance structures in open source governance and applying them to public administration. His research also questions the leadership and motivational aspects of volunteerism within public administration.

Dr. Silverstein presented his paper, “Open Source Leadership,” during a panel discussion called, “Are There Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? Leadership and Collaboration” at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, which was hosted by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of ASPA in November 2016. Dr. Silverstein has also been working with other professors within the School of Public Affairs to redevelop the Public Administration program by making changes to individual courses and adapting newer technology to classes offered through World Campus.

  • Leadership
  • Decision-making
  • Public affairs education
  • The intersection of religion and policy

B.A.; M.A.; M.B.A.; Ph.D. (University of Delaware)