Deneen M. Hatmaker
Associate Professor & MPA & MPP Program Director
Department of Public Policy
B.S., George Washington University, Systems Analysis and Engineering, 1989
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Environmental Management and Policy, 1996
Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York, Public Administration and Policy, 2009
Teaching & Research Interests
Gender in science and engineering
Organizational and professional socialization
Gender and diversity in organizations
Human resource management
Dr. Deneen M. Hatmaker
Deneen M. Hatmaker is an Associate Professor and MPA and MPP Program Director in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her research is broadly focused on how individuals within organizations interact and make sense of their relationships, and how these interactions and relationships influence their behavior. These interests are expressed through several areas of study, including gender dynamics at work and in organizations, identity construction, organizational socialization, social networks, and relational leadership. She is especially interested in the challenges and opportunities for women in science and engineering.
Professor Hatmaker’s work has been published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, Public Management Review, American Review of Public Administration, Engineering Studies, and Gender, Work & Organization. She also serves as a member of the Board of Editors at the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
Professor Hatmaker holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany – SUNY, a M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Systems Analysis and Engineering from George Washington University. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked for over twelve years in the high tech and environmental fields in technical and managerial positions.