Reggie Robinson

Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 4060

Reggie Robinson joined the School of Public Affairs and Administration in July 2014 as a professor and Director. Previously, Reggie was professor of law and Director for the Center of Law and Government at Washburn University. His earlier service includes President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents and Chief of Staff to the KU chancellor. He was a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993, and subsequently served in a number of senior positions with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, including deputy associate attorney general of the United States and acting Director for DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime. Robinson earned his undergraduate and law degrees from KU, where he was editor in chief of the Kansas Law Review. Prior to law school, he was an active duty field artillery officer in the U.S. Army.

Research Interests

  • Public management and leadership
  • Voting rights
  • Administrative law
  • Local government

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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