University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
237 Humphrey Center University of Minnesota
John M. Bryson is McKnight Presidential Professor Emeritus at the Hubert H.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He works in
the areas of leadership, strategic management, and collaboration. He is best
known for his best-selling and award-winning Strategic Planning for Public
and Nonprofit Organizations, 5th Edition (2018). He is a fellow of the
National Academy of Public Administration.
Professor Bryson has served in a variety of roles at the university and the
Humphrey School, including twice being associate dean. He has consulted
with a wide range of government, nonprofit, and business organizations.
Professor Bryson has received many awards for his work, including lifetime
scholarly achievement awards from the American Society for Public
Administration (2011), the Public Management Research Association (2018),
the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (2019), the
Public Policy and Public Administration Sections of the American Political
Science Association (2020), and the International Research Society for Public