Morgen Johansen

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2424 Maile Way
Saunders Hall 723
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 956-7551

Expertise & Civic Involvements

Johansen is interested in understanding whether and how education and health care policy ensure equal outcomes for all citizens. Her research in education focuses on the influence of school principals on student academic success, and also looks at minority student academic outcomes. Her research in health care looks at how the structure of a state’s health care system influences the equality of health care access. Johansen also teaches courses on non-profit management.

Key Publications

  • "The Best Public Schools for Native Hawaiian Students: Overcoming the Odds," Office of Hawaiian Affairs, July, 2012.
    Identifies the best public schools for native Hawaiian students and best practices used in those schools.
  • "The Direct and Interactive Effects of Middle Manager Quality on Organizational Performance" Administration & Society 44, no. 4 (2012): 383-411.
    Examines the impact of quality principals on student academic performance.
  • "The Importance of Middle Management and Leadership to Organizational Performance: The Effect of Principals on Student Success in Hawaii Schools," (with Daniel Hawes), Southern Political Science Association Conference, January, 2012.
    Examines the impacts of principal leadership and management on student success.
  • "Dimensional Publicness and Social Equity: An Examination of Access to Health Care in the American States," (with Ling Zhu), Public Management Research Conference, June, 2011.
    Compares the impact of state health care systems on equality in health care access.

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