STEVEN OTT portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department

Professional Service

  • NASPAA. Role: Organizer and Convener. Conference panel. "Cross-national Issues with NASPAA/COPRA Accreditation: Adapting on Both Ends.". 10/2017 - 10/2017
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Role: Co-organizer of conference; panel moderator; presenter. By-invitation conference. 09/2017 - 09/2017
  • Book publishers. Role: reviewer. Review proposals for two academic books. 06/2017 - 11/2017
  • American Society for Public Administration. Role: Convener. Conference panel. “Public Service Leadership in Network Collaboration: Perspectives from Theory and Practice.” At the national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, March 21, 2017, Atlanta Georgia. 03/2017 - 03/2017
  • American Society for Public Administration. Role: Organizer and Convener. Conference Panel: "Challenges Facing government Managers in Middle East - Gulf Region Countries Today and How They Have Dealt with Them." ASPA annual conference, Atlanta, GA. 03/2017 - 03/2017
  • Academic Journals. Manuscript reviews for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Society for Public Administration. Discussant, panel, at the Annual Conference in Seattle. "Leading at the Edge of Chaos: Capacity Building for the Age of Compexity and Global Disorder. 03/20/2016 - 03/20/2016
  • Executive Council, ASPA Section on Excellence in Public Administration in the Middle East). Secretary of the Council. 03/2016 - 03/31/2018
  • American Society for Public Administration. Article in August 2016 issue of PATimes sponsored by the ASPA Section on "Learning MPA Core Competencies across Cultures: From China and the United Arab Emirates." Co-authored with Lina Svedin and Yanqi Tong. Sponsored by the ASPA Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East. 03/01/2016 - 08/31/2016
  • NASPAA/COPRA. Advisor on accreditation. National Institute for Development Administration, Bangkok; Shanghai University for Finance and Economics. 09/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Other universities. External reviewer for promotion of faculty members. 05/01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Academic journals. Role: Manuscript reviewer. Manuscript reviews. 05/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Public Organization Review. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • Review of Public Personnel Administration. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • Public Performance & Management Review. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016
  • NASPAA. Nonprofit Management Section, Executive Council. 01/01/2015 - 10/2016
  • American Society for Public Administraiton. Role: member and subcommittee chair. Section on Excellence in Administration In the Middle East (SESAME), Executive Committee member. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • NASPAA/COPRA. Role: Chair. Site visit team for accreditation. 01/01/2015 - 04/15/2015
  • Sothern Utah University College of Humanities & Social Science. Role: Co-reviewer. External Program Review. 01/01/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • NASPAA/COPRA. Chair, Site Visit Team, reaccreditation of an MPA program. 02/2014 - 03/2014
  • Professional Journals. Manuscripts reviewed for publication, three journals. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Other Universities. External Reviewer, faculty promotions. 07/2013 - 09/2013
  • NASPAA-COPRA. Accreditation site visit outside the U.S. 02/2013 - 04/2013
  • Academic journals. Role: Reviewer. Have reviewed 5 manuscripts being considered for publication in refereed academic journals: International Journal of Public Administration: Public Administration Review; Public Management Review: Public Organization Review (2). 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • U. S. universities. Role: External reviewer - Retention, Promotion & Tenure. External reviews of 2 faculty candidates for promotion to associate professor with tenure at other universities. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • Academic journals. Role: Reviewer. Reviewed 6 manuscripts being considered for publication in refereed academic journals: Administration & Society, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, Public Performance & Management Review, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • NASPAA - COPRA. Role: Chair. Reaccreditation Site Visit. 01/2012 - 04/2012
  • NASPAA. Role: Serve as Parliamentarian at Annual Business meetings. Parliamentarian. 10/2011 - 10/2013
  • Omicron Delta Kappa. Role: Faculty. Four-day development program for leaders of this national honor society, "Campus Leader Today, Community Leader Tomorrow" . 01/2005 - 12/2011
  • Zayed University, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Role: Advisor. Advise in the creation and operations of an Executive Masters of Public Administration program. 12/2004 - 12/2012
  • Review of Public Personnel Administration . Editorial Board. 2003 - present
  • Public Organization Review. Editorial Board. 2001 - present
  • Public Performance and Management Review. Editorial Board. 1990 - present

Internal Service

  • MPA Admissions Committee. Member, 02/2017 - 04/2017. Department service.
  • Zayed University Partnership. Coordinator, 01/2017 - 11/2017. Other service.
  • Consortium for Research on Contemporary China and Asia. Coordinator, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. College service.
  • David Williams Graduate Scholarship . Coordinator, 01/2016 - 12/31/2016. University service.
  • Policy at the Podium. Co-chair, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. College service.
  • Faculty Search Committees (2). Co-chair, 06/01/2015 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Master of Science in International Affairs & Global Enterprise. Led the analysis and writing of the Self-study Report for the MIAGE program's Graduate Council Review. Submitted an accepted response to the Graduate Council Review recommendations. Developed a strategic plan. Implemented a Faculty Advisory Group and a Practitioner Advisory Council. Created partnerships with World Trade Association, Utah Counselor Corps, and Utah Coalition for Citizen Diplomacy. Secured signed MOU with deans of CSBS, DESB, and S.J.Q.C.L. Created a Graduate Certificate in International Affairs and Global Enterprise. Interim Director, 04/2015 - 06/2018. College service.
  • CSBS Development Committee. Political Science Rep - member, 01/2015 - 12/31/2015. College service.
  • Dept. mentoring program. Mentor: 2015 - 1 full year, 1 half year; 2016 half year, 01/01/2015 - 06/2017. Department service.
  • Disabilities Studies Coordinating Committee. member, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015. University service.
  • CSBS Development Committee. member, 08/2014 - 12/2014. College service.
  • Faculty search committee. member, 05/2014 - 12/2014. Department service.
  • RPT Committee member. member, 04/2014 - 11/2014. Department service.
  • IPIA Director. Includes co-coordination of Policy at the Podium forums, CROCA forums, scholarships for students in graduate professional programs, and coordination of the Executive MPA program with Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 01/2014 - 06/30/2017. College service.
  • Disabilities Studies Program, Coordinating Committee . member, 01/2014 - 12/2014. College service.
  • MPA Program Admissions Committee. member, 01/2014 - 12/2014. Other service.
  • David C. Williams Graduate Fellowship Coordinator. Coordinator, 01/2014 - 12/2014. Other service.
  • Policy at the Podium forum series. Co-Coordinator, 06/2013 - 12/2013. College service.
  • Program Adjunct Review Committee. Member, 06/2013 - 07/2013. Other service.
  • Consortium for Research on China and Asia. Co-Coordinator, 01/2013 - 12/2013. College service.
  • David C. Williams Graduate Scholarship. Coordinator, 01/2013 - 12/2013. College service.
  • Disabilities Studies Coordinating Committee. Member, 01/2013 - 12/2013. University service.
  • Coordinator, Consortium for Research on Contemporary China/Asia. 07/2012 - 06/30/2017. College service.
  • Partnership program development with Akita International University. Participated in program organizing and implementation meetings at AIU. Participant in organizing and implementation meetings representing the UofU Department of Political Science., 05/2012 - 07/2012. Department service.
  • Disabilities Studies Program, Coordinating Committee. 01/2012 - 12/2012. Other service.
  • David C. Williams Graduate Fellowship, Coordinator. 01/2012 - 12/2012. College service.
  • CSBS RPT Committee. Member, 12/2011 - 01/2012. College service.
  • CSBS RPT Committee, member. 10/2011 - 03/2012. College service.
  • Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, Faculty Community Engagement Fellow. 07/2011 - 06/2012. Other service.
  • Barbara and Norman Tanner Center, Conference Committee. 03/2011 - 03/2012. Other service.
  • Tenured Faculty Review Committee. Chair, 01/2011 - 05/2011. Department service.
  • Search committee for assistant professor in Comparative/Global Health-Japan . Member, 09/2010 - 02/2011. College service.
  • Policy at the Podium forum series. Co-coordinator, , 01/2010 - 06/30/2017. College service.
  • faculty research interest groups. Coordinator, 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2012. College service.
  • Institute of Public and International Affairs. Director, 08/2004 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Utah Nonprofits Association. 01/2016 - 01/2017
  • Secretary, Executive Council, Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. 03/2015 - 05/2017
  • See "Outreach". 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Interview, KUTV. Scams in charitable giving during the holidays. 12/11/2014 - 12/11/2014
  • Interview: KSL TV. Charitable giving during the holidays. 12/05/2014 - 12/05/2014
  • "Leadership: I Can't Define It but I Know It When i see It." Presentation - Utah League of Cities and Towns Annual Conference. Salt Lake City. 09/11/2014 - 09/11/2014
  • Wyoming Department of Health, consultant and trainer. 09/2014 - 10/2014
  • "How CPAs Can help Nonprofits Achieve their Missions." Article in "The Journal Entry: Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, vol. 1, #1, January 2014. pp. 15-17. With C. Bray. 01/2014 - present
  • Utah Nonprofits Association, Board of Trustees Vice President and President-elect. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • SPLORE, Advisory Board, member. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Utah Nonprofits Association, Board Committee member. 04/2012 - 12/2012
  • Utah Foundation, Board of Trustees. 2002 - 2010
  • Wyoming Department of Health, training and technical assistance. 01/2000 - 11/2012

Outreach

  • "Nonprofit Scams During the Holidays," KSL-TV. 12/2015 - 12/2015
  • Wyoming State Department of Health. Training and Technical Assistance. 08/19/2015 - 09/23/2015
  • Rape Recovery Center, Strategic Planning Committee. 07/2015 - 09/2015
  • Utah Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, Council Secretary. 04/15/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Utah Nonprofits Association, Chair-elect and Board of Directors. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • SPLORE, Advisory Board. 01/01/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Alliance Management Institute, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. "Remind Me Again: Why Are Communities Better Places Because of the Nonprofit Sector?" Salt Lake City. 01/01/2015 - 02/01/2015

Honors & Awards

  • Friendship Award. Hainan Provincial Government, PRC, 01/2011
  • F. Ted Hebert Distinguished Service Award. Utah Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, 10/2006
  • Chapter Adviser Award of Excellence. Pi Alpha Alpha, 2001
  • Mark O. Hatfield Scholar. Portland State University, 1999

Affiliations

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (ARNOVA), Member, 01/2005 - present
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Member, 01/1987 - present

In the Media

  • "Nonprofit Charity Scams During the Holidays." KSL-TV. 12/04/2015.