Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mehmet Akif Demircioglu is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS), a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University-Bloomington and a Fellow at the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University. He specializes in public management, public sector innovation, employee attitudes, and public management reforms. His recent articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the journals Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, The American Review of Public Administration, Government Information Quarterly, and Public Performance & Management Review, among others. 

He holds MPA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University‚Äôs School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington. He was a visiting scholar/professor at the University of Leiden, Sciences Po, Yonsei University, and the University of Canberra. He was also trained at the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) at Syracuse University, CIDE in Mexico, the University of Bologna in Italy, the Hertie School of Governance in Germany, and the Ecole Nationale D’Administration in France. He taught at SPEA for four years and also had a research associate at the Indiana Business Research Center at Kelley School of Business, and a researcher at Urban Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Turkey’s Office of Personnel Management. In April 2015, SPEA bestowed him the best teaching award. He has also received Research Excellence Award from LKY School of Public Policy in November 2018.