Dr. Eugene B. McGregor Jr., specializes in the interaction of public policy, organizational structure, and management practice. He spent his career studying comparative approaches to complex public systems with an emphasis on strategic management and decision making. McGregor has authored more than two dozen published journal articles, reviews, and book chapters. Special research interests include the relationship between education and economic development and the impacts of information technology on the structure and management of public and nonprofit enterprise.

McGregor joined the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1973. Over the years, he has served as director of the Joint Ph.D. program in Public Policy, director of O’Neill’s Overseas Education programs, chair of policy and administration faculty, director of the Master of Public Affairs degree program, and visiting professor in the Netherlands at Leiden University and Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Consultancies have included the U.S. General Accounting Office, the United Nations’ International Seminar at the People’s Republic of China, National Academy of Public Administration, Indiana Department of Mental Health, Indiana Public Defender Council, and the Indiana House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Executive Branch Reorganization.


  • Book review of Recognizing Public Value, by Mark H. Moore (2011) Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(3), (2014)
  • Book review of Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives, by Sandford Borins (2011). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2): 445 - 450 (2013)
  • “Review Essay: The Equity Puzzle,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 28(1): 185-192, (2009)
  • “Review Essay: The Trust Problem,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(2): 431-442, (2007)
  • American Public Policy Problems: An Introductory Guide, 2nd edition (with C. F. Bonser and C.V. Oster, Jr.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall (2000)
  • “Making Sense of Change (Chapter 8)” in Advancing Public Management: New Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice (J. L. Brudney, L. J. O’Toole, Jr., and H. B. Rainey, Eds.). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press (2000)
  • Strategic Management of Human Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Workforce Decision-Making in the Postindustrial Era. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers (1991)
  • “Politics and the career mobility of bureaucrats,” American Political Science Review, 68:18-26, (1974)