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Obed Pasha

Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Term Associate Professor of Public Management; Director, North Carolina Benchmarking Project

Obed Pasha is the Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor at the School of Government. He is an expert on performance management and directs the North Carolina Benchmarking Project, which allows local governments to compare themselves with participating units and with their own internal operations over time. 

His research into the adoption, implementation, and effectiveness of performance management systems has appeared in leading public administration journals including Public Administration ReviewPublic Budgeting & FinancePublic Administration, and American Review of Public Administration. He has presented his work at annual conferences of the Public Management Research Association, the American Society for Public Administration, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Pasha joined the School of Government faculty in 2020. Previously, he taught at the Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s School of Public Policy, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. His article, “Transformational Leadership and Mission Valence of Employees: The Varying Effects by Organizational Level,” received the Best Article Award for 2017 from the Public Performance & Management Review. Some of Pasha's other areas of expertise include organizational behavior, policy/public evaluation, social justice, and strategic planning. He serves as associate editor of Public Administration Review.

Pasha earned a bachelor's degree from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan; a master's degree from SKEMA Business School, France; and a joint Ph.D. in public policy from the Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Fields of Expertise
Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Performance Measurement
Public Management
Strategic Planning
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