Jonathan Koppell

Jonathan Koppell (ex officio)

Ex Officio Members

Jonathan GS Koppell is the Dean of the College of Public Programs and the Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair in the School of Public Affairs. Koppell has focused on preparing students for lives of community engagement and public service while promoting use-inspired research by faculty and research centers aimed at making our communities more prosperous, healthy and resilient. He has emphasized the transcendent focus on “public goods” that unifies the specializations of college’s four distinct schools (criminal justice, community development, public administration and policy, and social work) while connecting the college to the broad range of relevant ASU programs.

Koppell’s research and writing broadly examines the design and administration of complex organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. His book World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy and the Design of Global Governance reveals the hidden world of “global governance organizations” such as the World Trade Organization, the International Organization for Standardization and the International Accounting Standards Board that have more effect on our daily lives than we might imagine. Both his academic articles and previous book, The Politics of Quasi-Government address many of the key policy issues of the moment; including government involvement in for-profit enterprise, regulation of financial institutions and corporate governance. Koppell joined Arizona State University in 2010 as Director of the School of Public Affairs, from the Yale School of Management where he also directed the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance. In addition to scholarly publications, Koppell has written numerous opinion pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other leading publications. He holds a doctorate in political science from University of California, Berkeley and BA from Harvard. In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).