Matthew Fairholm

Matthew Fairholm

Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 131

Phone: (605) 677-5705

Email: Matthew.Fairholm@usd.edu

Website: http://sites.usd.edu/matthew-fairholm

Curriculum Vitae

Bio:

Dr. Fairholm is Professor of Public Administration with a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at USD. His academic and professional interests focus on public administration, leadership theory and practice, and Constitutional governance. Dr. Fairholm's teaching and training experience spans the public, private, non-profit, and university settings. Prior to coming to USD, Dr. Fairholm was the Director of Leadership Studies and Development at the Center for Excellence in Municipal Management (currently the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership) and Instructor of Public Administration at The George Washington University, where he continues to serve as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Fairholm worked in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), entering the federal service as a Presidential Management Intern. After his appointment, he continued to work at DOE in the areas of congressional, intergovernmental, international and public affairs and also in the Department's science research and development division. Previous to DOE, he worked in a software development firm focusing on grassroots political activity. His published articles appear in leadership and public administration journals. He is the author, with his father, of the book Understanding Leadership Perspectives: Theoretical and Practical Applications (Springer). His latest book is entitled Putting Your Values to Work: Becoming the Leader Others Want to Follow (Praeger).


Teaching Interests:

Public Administration; Leadership Theory and Practice; Organizational Behavior and Development, Constitutional Governance


Research Interests:

Areas of special interest within the profession include: Leadership Development; Public Administration Theory; Local Government; Executive Education / Public Management and Leadership Capacity Building


Education:

  • Ph D, Public Administration, The George Washington University, 2002
  • BA, Public Policy, Magna Cum Laude, Brigham Young University, 1993
  • MA, Public Policy, Brigham Young University, 1993

Grants:

  • County Consolidation, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2010)
  • Re-codified Ordinances for the City of Platte, SD, Government Research Bureau. Grant Role: Supporting. (2008 - 2008)
  • School District Opt-Out Elections, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2005 - 2006)
  • Relationship between School District Budget Cuts and School Outcome Measures, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2005 - 2006)
  • Leadership Perspectives of Mid-West Public Managers, Chiesman Foundation. (2003 - 2004)
  • South Dakota Democracy Project, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2002 - 2004)
  • Research Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2016)
  • Research Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2011)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Fairholm, Gilbert W.. Fear and Hate in Modern Organizations: Leadership Tactics to Counter Their Effects. In Corporate Social Irresponsibility: Individual Behaviors And Organizational Practices, edited by Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch and Gianluigi Mangia, 161-182. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2017.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Work of Leadership: How to get people to choose to follow. Washignton, DC: Public Management, 2017.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Revitalizing the Spirit of Management Training, 1-18. Vol. 6, Iss. 1. IGI Global Publishers: International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing, 2016.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Gronau, Taylor. Spiritual Leaderhip Perspectives in the Work of Public Administrators, 354-373. Vol. 12, Iss. 4. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 2015. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14766086.2015.1060516)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Putting Your Values to Work: Becoming the Leader Others Want to Follow. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2013.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Gronau, Taylor. Six Practical Reminders for Leading Policy Implementation. Public Management, 2013.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Skaff, Michelle, and Maffit, Joseph. Mighty Mo Flood, 1-2, 6. Vol. 35, Iss. 2. Washington, D.C,: PA Times, American Society for Public Administration, 2012.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Fairholm, Gilbert W.. Reinventing Management Training: How Spiritual Values Change the Practice of Modern Management and of Managerial Education. Edited by Charles Wankel and Agata Stanusch. Hershey, PA: Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education, IGI Global, 2012.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Dettrey, Bryan J.. Safety and Protection: Compilation of Survey Results in the Vermillion Community. Vermillion, SD: Vermillion Police Department, 2012.
  • Nordyke, Shane, Anderson, William, Braunstein, Richard, Fairholm, Matthew, and Palmer, Daniel. A Non-traditional PhD Program in a Traditional World: A Story of Blended Strategies and Students. Vol. 7, Iss. 3. Journal of Political Science Education, 2011.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Why Governance Isn't Concerned with Government Anymore. Edited by T. Brandsen and M. Holzer, 3-18. Newark, NJ: The Future of Governance: 5th Annual TransAtlantic Dialogue Proceedings, National Center for Public Performance, 2010.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership and Organizational Strategy. Vol. 14, Iss. 1. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 2009.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Card, Michael. Perspectives of Strategic Thinking: From Controlling Chaos to Embracing It, Article 2. Vol. 15, Iss. 1. Journal of Management & Organization, 2009.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Fairholm, Gilbert W.. Understanding Leadership Perspectives: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. New York: Springer Publishers, 2009.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Trans-Leadership: Linking Influential Theory and Contemporary Research. Armonk, New York: Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century, M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2008.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, and Card, Michael. What MPAs Tell Us They Value After They Leave Us, 6-7. Vol. 30, Iss. 10. American Society for Public Administration: PA Times, Education Supplement, 2007.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. I Know It When I See It: Leadership in Local Government, 10-15. Vol. 88, Iss. 9. Public Management, 2006.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership Theory and Practice in the MPA Curriculum: Reasons and Methods, 335-346. Vol. 12, Iss. 3. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2006.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. A New Sciences Outline for Leadership Development, 369-383. Vol. 25, Iss. 4. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 2004.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Different Perspectives in the Practice of Leadership, 577-590. Vol. 64, Iss. 5. Public Administration Review, 2004.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leading from the Middle: The Power and Influence of Middle Leaders, 17-22. Vol. 30, Iss. 4. The Public Manager, 2004.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Moe, Kari J., Houghtby-Haddon, Natalie K., and Feldman, Lisa B.. Lessons Learned: Assessing the District of Columbia's Certified Public Management Program, 335-362. Vol. 28, Iss. 3. Public Administration Quarterly, 2004.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leading with Spirit in Public Organizations, 4. Vol. 26, Iss. 11. American Society for Public Administration: PA Times, 2003.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Defining Leadership: A Review of Past, Present, and Future Ideas. Washington, DC: Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2002.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Integrated Leadership Development Trajectory: Concept and Practice. Washington, DC: Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2002.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Sidebars, Squirms, and Subtle Distracters: Leadership in a Volunteer Steering Committee. Washington, DC.: Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2002.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Four V's of Leadership. Washington, DC.: Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2001.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Themes and Theory of Leadership: James MacGregor Burns and Moral Leadership.. Washington, DC.: Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2001.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership Amid the Constraints of Trust, 102-109. Vol. 21, Iss. 2. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 2000.
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership Principles and Technologies: The Philosophy of Leadership Informed by the Science of Complexity, Chaos, and Quantum Physics. Washington, DC. : Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2000.
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Kelly, Rita Mae, Joseph, Alma, Rosenbloom, David, Mayor, Bruce, Roberts, Steve, and . What's Wrong and What Should Be Done: Comments on the Case Study, 230-239. Vol. 23, Iss. 2. Public Productivity Management Review, 1999. (DOI: 10.2307/3380781)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. "Blows and the Blues Mixed:" Jazz and the African-American Identity, 7-10. Iss. Winter. Provo, UT: Insight: Views from the Margin, 1992.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas - Larson Nominee, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Public Service Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013
  • Faculty Sabbatical, 2011
  • Kenneth J. Meier & Diane Meier Jones Faculty Research Award, USD Political Science, 2009
  • Public Service Faculty Leadership Award, Students of Public Administration, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, American Political Science Association, 2006
  • Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Award in Liberal Arts - Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, 2006
  • Kenneth J. Meier & Diane Meier Jones Faculty Research Award, USD Political Science, 2005
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, 2003
  • Superior Job Performance Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 1997
  • Superior Job Performance Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 1995
  • Presidential Management Intern, U.S. Department of Energy, 1993
  • Valedictorian, Department of Political Science, BYU, 1992
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1992
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, 1992
  • Ezra T. Benson Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 1988

Presentations:

  • Fairholm, Matthew. Reasserting the Refounding. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Atlanta, GA. (March 21, 2017)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Etiology of a Public Sector Leadership Theory: Are Private and Public Sector Leadership the Same in All Unimportant Aspects. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Atlanta, GA. (March 20, 2017)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Foreman, Abby. Perceptions of The Contract-For-Services Relationship: The Impact of Trust. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (May 2016)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Schlimgen, Eric M.. The Implementation of a Food Recovery Program at the University of South Dakota. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD. (April 14, 2016)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Skaff, Michelle. Implementing the Electronic Document Management System at the Local Law Enforcement Level by Iowa's Judicial System: An Application of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Seattle, WA. (March 2016)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Jones, Jennifer B.. Leadership Perspectives in Native American Administrative Contexts. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Seattle, WA. (March 2016)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Skaff, Michelle K.. Implementing the Electronic Document Management System at the Local Law Enforcement Level by Iowa's Judicial System: An Application of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference,, Chicago, IL. (April 16, 2015)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Fairholm, Gilbert W.. Fear and Hate in Modern Organizations. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Chicago, IL. (March 7, 2015)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Foreman, Abby M.. Perceptions of the Contract-for-Services Relationship: The Impact of Trust. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Brookings, SD. (October 4, 2014)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Public Administration Leadership Principles in the Presidential Papers before Woodrow Wilson. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC. (March 14, 2014)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Collaborative Leadership as a Personal and Interpersonal Experience. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, New Orleans, LA. (March 15, 2013)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Collaborative Leadership as a Personal and Interpersonal Experience. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Conference, Hastings, NE. (September 22, 2012)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Moderated Panels: Sioux City Fire and Incident Command; USGS role during the 2011 Missouri River Flood. Presented at the Mighty Mo Flood Conference, Vermillion, SD. (March 27, 2012)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Antonen, Patrick. Career Paths of City Managers' in Conflicting and Collaborative Environments. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration, Las Vegas, NV. (March 6, 2012)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Weir, Joya, Ballard, Matthew. Leadership Preference and Relationship Type: How Computer-Mediated Reltionships Impact Leadership. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD. (April 14, 2011)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. To Be One with Others While Still Being One: Collaborative Leadership and the Role of Individual Choice. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Baltimore, MD. (March 12, 2011)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Why a Rational Move Towards "Governance" May Destroy the Soul of Public Adminis-tration. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, San Jose, CA. (April 2010)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Vandall, Tim. A Regional Analysis of State Government Performance Data. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Sioux City, IA. (October 17, 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Governance, Government, and Constitutional Issues. Presented at the American Society for Public Administration, District IV Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Is "Professional Government" in South Dakota Worth It?: A Comparative Study of Professional Administration in Selected South Dakota Municipalities. Presented at the American Society for Public Administration, District IV Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Why Governance Isn't Concerned with Government Anymore. Presented at the Fifth Trans-Atlantic Dialog Conference, Washington, DC. (June 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership, Ambiguity, and Uncertainty. Presented at the Iowa Municipal Management Institute Conference 2009, Iowa City, IA. (March 25, 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Place of Spiritual Perspectives in the Work of Public Administration. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Miami, FL. (March 2009)
  • Nordyke, Shane, Anderson, William, Braunstein, Richard, Fairholm, Matthew. A Non-traditional PhD Program in a Traditional World: A Story of Blended Strategies and Students. Presented at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference. (February 2009)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Four Vs and Public Administration Practice: A Framework for Discerning Leadership in a Transformational Age. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Dallas, TX. (March 2008)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. What Local Government Managers Teach Us About Leadership. Presented at the Iowa Municipal Management Institute Conference 2008, Iowa City, IA. (March 2008)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership: I Know It When I See It. Presented at the 3rd Annual Nebraska City Management Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha, NE. (2007)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership and Management: The Dichotomy of Collaboration and Control. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC. (2007)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership and Management: A New Dichotomy for Public Administration. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Mankato, MN. (2007)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Trans-Leadership: Linking Seminal Theory and Contemporary Research. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Denver, CO. (2006)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Card, Michael, Skaret, Matt. The Opt-Out Option: Unraveling a Significant Issue in South Dakota's Financing. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Wayne, NE. (2006)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The 4 V's of Leadership. Presented at the 56th City and County Management Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. (2005)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Perspectives of Strategic Thinking: From Controlling Chaos to Embracing It. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Kearney, NE. (2005)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership Theory and Practice in the MPA Curriculum: Reasons and Methods. Presented at the NASPAA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. (2005)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Values, Vision, Vector, and Voice: Connecting Leadership Perspectives and Public Administration Approaches. Presented at the ASPA District IV Regional Conference, South Sioux City, NE. (2004)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Murano, Doug. Leadership Perspectives of Midwest Municipal Managers. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Vermillion, SD. (2004)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Olson, Drake T.. Municipal Services, Citizen Involvement, and the Separation of Powers: Cracking the Chestnut Street Issue. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Vermillion, SD. (2004)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Olson, Drake T.. Municipal Services, Citizen Involvement, and the Separation of Powers: Cracking the Chestnut Street Issue. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (2004)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Values, Vision, Vector, Voice: Distinguishing Authentic Leadership Perspectives. Presented at the UNL Gallup Leadership Institute Inaugural Summit, Omaha, NE. (2004)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Conceiving Leadership: An Essential Element of Public Administration. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration, Washington, DC. (2003)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Power of Public Leadership. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration, Washington, DC. (2003)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Smith, Elizabeth, Braunstein, Richard, Card, Michael, Zell, J. Do South Dakotans Bowl At All? Developing Multidimensional Measures of Democratic Participation. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Marshall, MN. (2003)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Houghtby-Haddon, Natalie K., Feldman, Lisa B., Moe, Kari J.. Public Service Reinvigorated, Public Trust Restored?: A Case Study of the District of Columbia Government and The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration, Phoenix, AZ. (2002)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leading a Performance Culture: The District of Columbia Case. Presented at the Performance Measurement for State and Local Government, Atlanta, Georgia. (2001)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. The Difference Between Leadership and Management. Presented at the School of Business and Public Management Undergraduate Leadership Retreat, Camp Letts, Maryland. (2001)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Leadership Principles and Technologies: The Philosophy of Leadership Informed by the Science of Complexity, Chaos, and Quantum Physics. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Public Administration Network: Multiple Perspectives Multiple Works, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (2000)
  • Fairholm, Matthew. Public Service in the New Millennium: Leadership in Chaotic Times. Presented at the Public Service in the New Millennium Conference, Washington, DC. (2000)