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Mary HamiltonMary Hamilton, Ph.D.

Senior Executive in Residence
Consultant, Nebraska Certified Public Manager® Program
Date of Appointment: 2004

Phone: (402) 315.9509
Fax: (402) 554.2682
Office: CB 111

Primary Expertise

Organizational Change and Development
Non-profit Management
Public-Private Sector Relations
Total Quality Management


B.A., Bethel College, St. Paul, MN 1966
M. A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1976

Courses taught

Leadership and other courses in the Certified Public Manager Program

Introduction to Public Administration
Improving Organization Management
Total Quality Management

Professional Research

Public-Private Sector Relations
Role of Government in a Globalizing World

Professional Activities

Work Experience Prior to Joining UNO:

Executive Director, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 1997-2004
Senior Executive, U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), 1979-1997
Manager, Energy Policy, The BDM Corporation, 1975-1979

Other Professional Activities

Certified Association Executive
Member, Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 1994-1998; Senior Examiner, 1996-1998
Judge, Secretary of the Air Force Quality Award, 1995-1997
Judge, President's Quality Award, 1996-1997
Certified to Teach Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop
Certified Mediator
Federal Executive Institute Executive Leadership and Management Course, April 1985
Life Member, American Society for Public Administration

Professional Honors & Awards

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

GAO Senior Executive Service Bonus (4 of the 5 years eligible)

GAO Special Commendation Award, 1985, 1995

GAO Senior Executive Meritorious Service Award - 1988

GAO Distinguished Service Award - 1987

Who's Who in U.S. Executives - 1991, 1990

Who's Who in American Women - 1989, 1988, 1987

Intergovernmental Audit Forum Certificate of Appreciation – 1992

Joan Fiss Bishop Award for Innovative Leadership and Commitment to Women in Public Service from the Section on Women in Public Administration (SWPA) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2001

Certificate of Appreciation from the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2002, 2003, 2004

Hobbies & Interests

Biking, reading, travel, playing with her Greyhound, Cleopatra and Havanese, Hector.