Dr. Montgomery (Monty) Van Wart has worked in higher education in various capacities for 30 years, nearly always with administrative roles. He served as the Interim Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino where he was also a longtime chair of the Department of Public Administration. Prior to that he was the Chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at KU Leuven (formerly Catholic University) in Belgium (2012-13), a visiting professor at Rutgers (2013), and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Ireland, Galway. He also currently serves as the Director of Faculty Development for the JHB College of Business and Public Administration.
As a scholar, Dr. Van Wart has over 100 publications. His primary research frequently appears in the best journals in the field; for example he has eight refereed articles in Public Administration Review. His eleven books include Dynamics of Leadership (2nd edition, Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title), Leadership in Public Organizations (2nd edition), Human Resource Management in Public Service (with others, 5th edition, Best Public Sector HR Book by ASPA), Leadership and Culture (with Hondeghem and Schwella), Business-Government Relations (with Ni), Leadership Across the Globe (with Gupta), and Changing Public Sector Values. He has over 5000 Google citations. His research areas are administrative and business leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics, organization behavior, and general management. He helped redesign the Code of Ethics for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), is the Associate Editor for Public Performance and Management Review and also serves on numerous editorial boards. He has received numerous awards for research and teaching.