Policy, Planning, and Management

Carolyn Ball Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Office Location

Contact Muskie School Office


(207) 956-0244

Academic Degrees

  • Purdue University, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1990
  • Southern Illinois University, M.A. in Political Science, 1978
  • Nasson College, B.A., 1973

Areas of Expertise

Performance Measurement, Human Resources

Research Interests

Employment and discrimination policy, particularly related to religion; transparency and corruption in organizations; nonprofit and law enforcement administration

Recent Publications

"Religious Diversity in the Workplace" Handbook of Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations, edited by Nora Reilly, M. Joseph Sirgy, and C. Allen Gorman; New York: Springer Publishers, 2012.

Approaches to Religion in the Workplace and Quality of Worklife: Religious Expression in the Workplace. The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in SocietyVolume 1, Issue 3, 2011 pp.145-158.

"Policing In A Westernized Arab Country: Comparisons With The United States" NEASCU Clipboard. Spring (2010).

"What is Transparency?" Public Integrity. (Fall 2009), 11(4): 293-307.

Organization Theory: A Public and Nonprofit Perspective. 3rd ed. with Hal Gortner and Ken Nichols. Thomson Learning: Belmont, CA, 2007.