Sergio Fernandez

Associate Professor

(812) 855-2457 (Ph.D. Programs) or (812) 855-4944 (Faculty)
Room Number:
SPEA 449

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004
  • M.P.A., Florida International University, 1996
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1993


  • Public Management
  • Public Organization & Management II
  • Research Design & Methods in Public Affairs
  • Workshop in Public Policy


Sergio Fernandez is an expert in the fields of public management and organization theory, with a focus on employee empowerment, representative bureaucracy in the U.S. and South Africa, organizational change and innovation, public sector leadership, and government outsourcing.

Recently, Fernandez co-authored a SPEA Dean's Advisory Council Report on government contracting with Mayor Steven Goldsmith and Governor Ed Rendell, titled "Government Outsourcing: A Practical Guide for State and Local Governments."

In 2015, Fernandez was appointed Research Associate in the University of Johannesburg Centre for Public Management and Governance.


  • Member of SPEA Expert Panel on government outsourcing
  • SPEA faculty member for more than a decade
  • Editorial board, Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, and Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory
  • 2006 Graduate Teaching Award, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Two-time co-winner of the Herbert Kaufman Award (2004 and 2006)

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