Deneen M. Hatmaker

Associate Professor

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
Relational leadership
Social networks
Identity construction
Organizational and professional socialization
Gender and diversity in organizations
Human resource management

Dr. Deneen M. Hatmaker

Deneen M. Hatmaker is an Associate Professor 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.

Deneen Hatmaker
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3750
Fax(860) 246-0334
Curriculum Vitae CV - Hatmaker, Deneen
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 416A
CampusHartford Campus