He specializes in public and nonprofit management and is interested in (1) public service employees and (2) public service organizations.
At the employee level he is interested in the impact of antisocial and prosocial motives and behaviors. The former includes race and gender prejudice; the latter includes public service motivation, volunteerism, workplace philanthropy, and organizational citizenship. At the organizational level he is interested in the relationship between courts (broadly institutions of public law) and public administration.
He is an editorial member of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, Public Administration Review, and International Journal of Public Sector Management.
His work appears in such journals as the Journal of Public Administration Review and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration, Administration & Society and several law reviews.
Rob has a bearded doppelgänger. Rob is intentionally saving the nickname “Bob” for retirement.