Morgen Johansen

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, Department Chair of Public Administration, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Chapter Member: Hawaii SSN
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About Morgen

Johansen is interested in understanding whether and how education and health care policy ensure equal outcomes for all citizens. Her research in education focuses on the influence of school principals on student academic success, and also looks at minority student academic outcomes. Her research in health care looks at how the structure of a state’s health care system influences the equality of health care access. Johansen also teaches courses on non-profit management.

In the News

Opinion: "Market Competition May Not Reduce Costs or Lead to Greater Efficiency in Hospitals," Morgen Johansen (with Ling Zhu), London School of Economics Blog, January 30, 2014.


"The Best Public Schools for Native Hawaiian Students: Overcoming the Odds," Office of Hawaiian Affairs, June 30, 2012.
Identifies the best public schools for native Hawaiian students and best practices used in those schools.
"The Direct and Interactive Effects of Middle Manager Quality on Organizational Performance" Administration & Society 44, no. 4 (2012): 383-411.
Examines the impact of quality principals on student academic performance.
"The Importance of Middle Management and Leadership to Organizational Performance: The Effect of Principals on Student Success in Hawaii Schools," (with Daniel Hawes), Southern Political Science Association Conference, December 31, 2011.
Examines the impacts of principal leadership and management on student success.
"Dimensional Publicness and Social Equity: An Examination of Access to Health Care in the American States," (with Ling Zhu), Public Management Research Conference, May 31, 2011.
Compares the impact of state health care systems on equality in health care access.