Faculty Profile

Dr Aisha Azhar

Acting Director School of Governance and Society, Assistant Professor

School of Governance and Society

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Dr. Aisha Azhar, a Fulbright Scholar, has completed her PhD and master's degrees in Public Administration & Policy from Florida State University (FSU), USA. Dr. Azhar was awarded for the fellowship of BIARI 2017 (USA) for the Humanitarian Response and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, a competitive award for one representative from each country. Since then she is working, as affiliated researcher, with Brown University's Humanitarian Innovation Initiative’ at their Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs. Dr Azhar has undertaken several funded projects, as principle investigator, on women empowerment (PUAN-USAID); PA education in Pakistan (Aga Khan) and more recently the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI²). Dr. Azhar has published extensively in national and international journals. Her most notable publications appeared in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Sustainable Development.

  • Public Management
  • Disaster management (Relief and Recovery)
  • Governance
  • Public Service Motivation in Developing Countries
  • Pro-environmental Behavior
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Nonprofit Organizations/Community Services
  • Women Empowerment
  • 2019: Principal Investigator for “Collaborating the Relief and Recovery Efforts in Post Disaster Situations in Pakistan: Need Assessment and Conceptual Coordination Framework” funded by Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University
Publication Type Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Workplace and Non‐workplace Pro‐environmental Behaviors: Empirical Evidence from Florida City Governments Public Administration Review 4.800 2019
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Social Network Analysis of Army Public School Shootings: Need for a Unified Manmade Disaster Management in Pakistan International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 2.600 2019
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Sustainable development across the supply chain: The missing link of socio‐environmental effect Sustainable Development 3.800 2019
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Comparing apples and manzanas: instrument development for cross-national analysis of emotional labour in public service jobs International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion 0.000 2018
Book Chapter (published) Pakistan The Palgrave Handbook of Global Perspectives on Emotional Labor in Public Service, 0.000 2020
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) “Pakistan.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Perspectives on Emotional Labor in Public Service Asian Journal of Management Cases 0.000 2017
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Emotional Labor Meanings, Gender, and Culture: A Comparative Assessment Administrative Theory & Praxis 0.000 2018
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Managing human resources in public healthcare system in South Asia: Case study of Pakistan South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management 0.000 2016
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
PhD - Public Administration Florida State University USA
MPA - Public Administration Florida State University USA
Position Start Date End Date
Director School of Governance and Society 28-10-2019 Present
  • Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI) Fellowship for Humanitarian Response and Post Conflict Reconstruction, Brown University, USA
  • Fulbright PhD Student Scholarship, U.S Department of State
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Masters Studies, U.S Department of State
  • Sweetie Cox Dissertation scholarship, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program, FSU
  • Dissertation Award by Congress of Graduate Students (COGS)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, FSU Recognition Award
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society Recognition Award
  • American Society of Public Administration
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, FSU Chapter Member
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, FSU Chapter member
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