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John Marvel

Associate Professor
John Marvel



Research Hall Room 357, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030



John Marvel is an Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government, where he teaches courses on organization theory and public administration. He holds a BA in economics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in public administration from American University.

Professor Marvel’s research focuses on public management issues, including public sector employee turnover, public sector work motivation, and manager-employee relationships in public sector organizations. He also does work on public opinion, focusing on how citizens react to public and private sector performance failures and successes differently. His research is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, the International Public Management Journal, the American Review of Public Administration, and the International Journal of Public Administration.

Areas of Research

  • Organizations
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Quantitative Methods