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Alexander Henderson

Alexander C. Henderson

Assistant Professor of Health Care and Public Administration

B.A., Villanova UniversityM.P.A., Villanova UniversityPh.D., Rutgers University-Newark


Alexander C. Henderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care and Public Administration at LIU Post. His current research focuses on administrative discretion, decision-making, collaboration, and performance in emergency medical services, as well as related topics in other local government services. Dr. Henderson previously served as a chief administrative officer, operational officer, director, and volunteer with several emergency services organizations in suburban Philadelphia.


Public management, organization theory and behavior, public safety and emergency services, comparative public administration, research methods


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Co-author, “Performance Information Use in Local Government Collaborations: Monitoring Relationships with Emergency Medical Services Agencies,” forthcoming in Public Performance & Management Review
Co-author, “Examining Conceptualizations of Emergency Response in Public Administration Research,” forthcoming in Public Administration Quarterly
Co-author, “At the Front Lines: Examining the Effects of Perceived Job Significance, Employee Commitment, and Job Involvement on Public Service Motivation,” Forthcoming in the International Review of Administrative Sciences
Co-author, “Collaboration in Front Line Health Care Delivery: Examining the Contractual Relationship between Local Governments and Emergency Medical Services Agencies,” forthcoming in The American Review of Public Administration
Co-author, “Performance Improvement, Culture, and Regimes: The Ontario Municipal Performance Measurement Program, 2000-2012,” published in the International Journal of Public Sector Management (2015)
Co-author, “Reintroducing the Zone of Indifference: Disengaging the Cogs of Public Service Performance and Citizen Satisfaction,” published in Public Money & Management (2014)
Co-author, “Unpacking the Global Perspective: Examining NISPAcee Region-Focused Public Administration Research in American Scholarly Journals,” published in the International Journal of Public Administration (2014)
Author, “Examining Policy Implementation in Health Care: Rule Abidance and Deviation in Emergency Medical Services,” published in Public Administration Review (2013)
Co-author, “Leadership in Street-Level Bureaucracy: An Exploratory Study of Supervisor-Worker Interactions in Emergency Medical Services,” published in the International Review of Public Administration (2013)
Author, “Patient Assessment in Emergency Medical Services: Complexity and Uncertainty in Street-Level Patient Processing,” published in Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (2013)

Book Chapters

Co-author, “Public-Private Collaboration in Workforce Development: Examining the Intersection of Public Education and Private-Sector Employer Needs,” forthcoming in Creative Government-Business Alliances: A Public Solutions Handbook
Author, “The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats in Crises and Disasters,” published in the Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis (2012)
Co-author. “The State of the Practice of Performance Measurement in Intergovernmental Arrangements in the United States,” published in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States: Policy and Management (2011)

Edited Volumes

Editor, “Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook” (2014)


Research Fellow, Center for Organizational Research and Design (CORD), Arizona State University, March 2014–Present
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Annual Dissertation Award, 2011
Dean’s Dissertation Award, Rutgers University - Newark, 2011
Pi Alpha Alpha – National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Member, Public Management Research Association (PMRA)
Member, Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management (APMM)
Member, Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)