Michael Harmon

Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Faculty: Emeriti
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-6516
Fax: 202-994-6792

Areas of Expertise

Organization theory
Organizational behavior
Administrative ethics
Philosophy of social science


Michael M. Harmon, Professor: BA (Political Science), Utah State University; MPA, PhD, University of Southern California. Professor Harmon’s teaching and research interests include organization theory, administrative ethics, and philosophy of social science. He has previously served as Public Administration Department Chair, Senior Associate Dean in the School of Business and Public Management, and Director of the former Ph.D. Program in Public Administration. He has given numerous lectures and seminar presentations in these subject areas at universities both in the U.S. and abroad, including in Korea, China, Australia, Canada, and South Africa. He frequently contributes to the Public Administration Review and other journals, and has authored three books on public administration and organizational theory.


PhD, University of Southern California
MPA, University of Southern California
BA, Political Science, Utah State University

Classes Taught

PPPA 6001  Introduction to Public Service and Administration
PPPA 6025  Ethics and Public Values
PPPA 8190  Philosophical Foundations of Policy Research