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Pallavi Awasthi, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor


Philanthropy/Public Administration/Real Estate


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Pallavi Awasthi recently completed her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the Florida International University, Miami. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Personnel Management. In addition, she has about 10 years of research and consulting experience in leadership development and organizational behavior in both the public and private sectors in India.

Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a consultant with UNDP on a government of India leadership development in civil services project'. Pallavi's research intersects public management, leadership development, local government capacity building, and sustainable community development. Her research has featured in the governance journal and the ASPA section on comparative administration. She is also the founding member of the ASPA Section of the South Asian Public Administration.

She was awarded the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership Doctoral Award, APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Award, ASPA Young Scholars fellowship Award.

  • PHD - Florida International University - Public Affairs
  • MPA - Florida International University - Human Resource Management, Public Policy Analysis
  • MA - University of Lucknow - Public Personnel Management

PUB 5409 Public Administration in Theory and Application

Servant Leaders as Community Custodians: Enhancing Service Delivery Co-Production in Local Governments, ASPA Annual Conference, 2020, Anaheim

Theoretical Framework of Servant Leadership in Local Governments, International Servant Leadership Summit, 2020, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Emotive Competencies in Public Affairs Education, NASPAA Annual Conference, 2019, LA

Meredith Newman & Pallavi Awasthi (2021). Gendered Images of Leadership and the Global Pandemic Response: Revisiting the Value of Feminine Leadership. International Journal of Spirituality and Organizational Leadership 9(2), pp.

Pallavi Awasthi & Sharon Mastracci (2021). Integrating Emotive Competencies in Public Affairs Education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/15236803.2021.1947072.

Pallavi Awasthi (2020). Lateral Entry Scheme: Path to Civil Service Reforms in India. SICA Occassional Paper Series, American Society for Public Administration 2(1), 17-40.

Pallavi Awasthi (2020). Healing Communities: Servant Leadership for Municipal Leaders During COVID-19 Pandemic. [Journal]. ( ), pp.

Alexander Kroll, Christa Remington & Pallavi Awasthi (2020). Mitigating the Negative Effects of Emotional Labor: A Study of Disaster Response and Recovery Workers after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Governance 34(1), 87-106.

Pallavi Awasthi (2019). India. In Mary E. Guy, Sharon H. Mastracci & Seung-Bum Yang (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Perspectives on Emotional Labor in Public Service. ( ), 267-298.

Pallavi Awasthi (2017). East-West Knowledge Transfer: Resolving Paradoxes in Public Service. [Journal]. ( ), pp.