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Alfred Tat-Kei Ho is a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration in Lawrence, Kansas. His research focuses primarily on budgeting and financial management, performance management, and e-government. He has published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, and research reports in these areas, and his publications have appeared in American Review of Public Administration, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration Review, among others.
Many of Ho’s publications were the results of engaged research, in which he worked closely with local government officials, community leaders, and foundation officers to address specific policy questions and managerial needs of local communities. Former community partners include the Iowa League of Cities; the Iowa Association of Counties; the city of Indianapolis, Indiana; the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma; the city of Kansas City, Missouri; the Johnson County Library Foundation in Kansas; the William T Kemper Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; the Alfred P Sloan Foundation; the National Science Foundation; and the Asian Development Bank.
Ho is also an active member in the professional community of public administration. He has been an editorial board member for a few journals, including American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, and Public Performance and Management Review. He is also an elected representative of the National Council of the American Society for Public
Administration (ASPA), and he is one of the co-chairs of the “Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Governance” study group at the International Institute of Administrative Sciences in Brussels, Belgium.
Ho received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) and his PhD from Indiana University (Bloomington campus). He formerly taught at Iowa State University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis before he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas.