Göktuğ Morçöl, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs
Professor-in-Charge, Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Professor-in-Charge, Certificate Program in Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Administration MPA Graduate Faculty
Public Administration PhD Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6126
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W160
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Göktuğ Morçöl is a professor of public policy and administration. 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: (2014). Challenges to Democratic Governance in Developing Countries (Springer, 2014); 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, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Emergence.

He served as the first chair of the Section on Complexity and Network Studies of the American Society for Public Administration.

He is an editor-in-chief of the journal Complexity, Governance & Networks

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Research Interests
Complex Governance Networks
Complexity Theory (Complex Adaptive Systems)
Metropolitan Governance
Business Improvement Districts
Public Policy and Administration Education
Policy Analysis and Evaluation Methodology