Hindy Lauer Schachter is a professor of management with an interest in bringing new voices and new groups into organizations. Currently she is working on a New Jersey Department of Transportation funded project that investigates the impact innovative public/private partnerships have on transportation agencies. Another strand of her research focuses on how feminist and other post positivist theories illuminate organization behavior concepts and how people study public and nonprofit organizations. The author of three books and many scholarly articles Dr. Schachter is a past chair of the American Society for Public Administration´s Section for Professional and Organizational Development and past council member of the International Political Science Association´s Administrative Culture section. A member of several editorial boards, she was book review editor for Public Administration Review, the premier journal in the public administration field from 2009-2011.Dr. Schachter believes it is important to use academic insights to enhance organizations and help them become more diverse and productive. In 2002, the New Jersey Department of Transportation gave her a certificate of appreciation for her work promoting the role of women in transportation after she had designed workshops for the organization on success for women in this field.
PhD, Columbia University, 1978
Honors & Awards
• New Jersey Department of Transportation - certificate of appreciation for working to increase the role of women in transportation, 2002.• Emerald Press, reviewer of the year, Journal of Management History, 2007.• Pi Alpha Alpha, Rutgers chapter, public administration honor society, inducted member.• American Society for Public Administration Section for Professional and Organizational Development, outstanding service award.• Kettering Foundation, invited participant in conference on citizen co-production, summer 2011.
Dr. Schachter is a CO-PI on a New Jersey Department of Transportation grant on "Feasibility and Efficacy of Public Transportation Partnerships."
Dr. Schachter serve on the board of directors of the Section for Professional and Organizational Development of the American Society for Public Administration.
Dr. Schachter´s article "Constructing Old Age through Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications: De Jure Discrimination´s Last Stand" will appear in Public Administration Quarterly in 2013. She presented some of the research at the First International Conference on Public Policy this summer (June 2013) in Grenoble, France.
Dr. Schachter is also a co-editor of a new book, ´The State of Civic Participation in America´ Charlotte , NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012, with Kaifeng Yang (of Florida State University),
Publications & Projects
• Hindy Lauer Schachter presented a paper on "An End to Tenure, An End to Civil Service: What Does This Mantra Mean?" at the American Society for Public administration annual conference in Las Vegas, 2012.
• Hindy Lauer Schachter´s article "Reflections on Political Engagement and Voluntary Association Governance" appeared in NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY 40:4, 2011, 703-719.
• Schachter´s article "Lillian Borrone:Weaving a Web to Revitalize Port Commerce in New York and New Jersey" which originally appeared in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW in 2008 is now slated to be reprinted in Norma Riccucci´s edited book SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST (M.E. Sharpe, scheduled for spring 2012).
• Hindy Lauer Schachter. REINVENTING GOVERNMENT OR REINVENTING OURSELVES State University of New York Press, 1997.
• Hindy Lauer Schachter. FREDERICK TAYLOR AND THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY. State University of New York Press, 1989.
• Hindy Lauer Schachter is currently co-principal investigator (co-PI) on a New Jersey Department of Transportation grant to investigate "Feasibility and Efficacy of Public Transportation Partnerships."
• Soojin Kim and Schachter´s article on "Citizen Participation in the Budgetary Process and Local Government Accountability: Case Studies of Organizational Learning from the United States and S. Korea" is accepted for publication in PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND MANAGEMENT REVIEW.