Michael McGuire

Executive Associate Dean

(812) 855-5058
Room Number:
SPEA 300

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995
  • B.A., (Magna cum Laude) University of California, Irvine, 1990


  • Intergovernmental Systems Management
  • Public Management
  • Public Organizations
  • Seminar in Public Organizations and Management I
  • Seminar in Public Organizations and Management III


Michael McGuire is an internationally renowned scholar in the areas of public management networks, collaboration, and intergovernmental relations. His research focuses on how public managers operate, facilitate, and lead collaborative networks of organizations. McGuire has won numerous awards for his published scholarship and teaching. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

McGuire has served the profession and the community in various positions including: consultant for the Democratic Parliamentary Strengthening Program in Ukraine and Crimea; instructor for the Joint Leadership Development Program, Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence; consultant to the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues; and chair, Planning and Networks Advisory Committees, Denton County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Agency. He has given numerous invited talks, including as a plenary speaker at Royal Roads University's Networks Leadership Symposium in Victoria, British Columbia, in November 2013.

Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2005, McGuire served on the faculty of the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas, where he was director of the Master of Public Administration program.


  • Managing Editor and Associate Editor of Public Administration Review
  • Named IU Bloomington Academic Leadership Program Fellow, 2015
  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University
  • Haldane Best Article Award for article published in 2011, Public Administration
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • 2014 Martha Derthick Book Award, American Political Science Association, for Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments
  • 2003 Louis Brownlow Book Award, National Academy of Public Administration, for Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments

In the News

Selected Works

  • “Managing Effective Collaborations,” (with C. Silvia) in Handbook of Public Administration (3rd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 293-311 (2015)
  • “Policy Energy and Networks,” (with R. Fyall) Complexity, Governance, and Networks 1(1): 39-48 (2014)
  • “Network management behaviors: Closing the theoretical gap (Chapter 9)” (with R. Agranoff) in Network Theory in the Public Sector: Building New Theoretical Frameworks, (R. Agranoff, R. Keast, and M. Mandell, Eds.). New York: Taylor and Francis (2014)
  • Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments (with R. Agranoff). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press (2003)