- Ph.D. in Public Affairs — University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
- M.A. in Public Administration — American University of Beirut, 1998
- B.A. in Public Administration — American University of Beirut, 1993
Career Highlights:Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Meghna Sabharwal, L. Douglas Kiel, and Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2019/Online First December 2016). Best Practices in Local Government Wellness Programs: The Benefits of Organizational Investment and Performance Monitoring. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 39(1), 24-45.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi (2018). Why is it so Hard to Rationalize the Budgetary Process? A Behavioral Analysis of Performance-Based Budgeting. Public Organization Review.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi and Meghna Sabharwal. (2018) Ethics in American Public Administration: A Response to a Changing Reality. Public Integrity, 20(5), 459-477.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, and Meghna Sabharwal (2017). The Role of the Information Society in Promoting a Better and a More Democratic Governance. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 7(4), 2161-7104.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2017). The Current Practice of Performance-Based Budgeting in the Largest U.S. Cities: An Innovation Theory Perspective. Public Performance & Management Review, 40(4), 652-675.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, Meghna Sabharwal, and Evan Berman. (2017/Online First 2015). The Importance of Ethical Environment to Organizational Performance in Employment at Will States. Administration & Society, 49(9), 1341-1374.
Meghna Sabharwal, Imane Hijal-Moghrabi, and Marcene Royster. (2014). Preparing Future Public Servants: Role of Diversity in Public Administration. Public Administration Quarterly, 38(2), 206-245.Chapters in Edited Volumes
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2018). "Performance-Based Budgeting Implementation: A Nonlinear System Perspective." Chapter in Ali Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy & Governance. Springer Publishing Co.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2018). "Bureaucracy and Revolution in the Arab World." Chapter in Ali Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy & Governance. Springer Publishing, Co.
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2018). "The Lebanese Bureaucracy." Chapter in Ali Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy & Governance. Springer Publishing, Co.
Douglas Kiel and Imane Hijal-Moghrabi. (2017). When the Ground Shakes: The Arab Spring and its Dynamics from a Lens of Complexity Science. Book Chapter in Lost in Translation: New Paradigms of the Arab Spring. Sussex Academic Press.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Public Leadership and Ethics; Public Personnel Administration; Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
What do you want your students to learn in your classes?
The classes I teach are expected to add to my students' repertoire of knowledge and skills and to help them advance in their academic and professional life:
MPAL 6301 (Public Leadership and Ethics) is designed to help students develop an understanding of leadership in public organizations. It focuses, specifically, on the historical evolution of American public service and public administration as an academic discipline, the social/political context in which public servants work, the meaning of public organizations in a democratic society, and the importance of personal and professional ethics.
MPAL 6305 (Public Personnel Administration) is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of personnel administration in the public sector, which includes employment at all levels of government and community agencies. In addition, basic principles of personnel management encountered in the nonprofit and private sectors will be addressed. The course contains both a political and a managerial perspective as well as theoretical and applied dimensions.
MPAL 6380 (Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations) is designed to provide students with basic understanding of financial management issues, principles and tools required for effective management of finances in both government and nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to key accounting concepts, basic financial statements and analytical techniques used in financial management decision making.
Why did you start teaching?
Teaching, to me, is more than a career; it is a mission. I decided to teach because I sincerely want to impact students' lives.
What's the best advice that you ever received?
Every one of us can give and become more than he is capable of giving and becoming if he is given the chance. However, we should not be passively "waiting for Godot," we should seek opportunities and even seize them. "The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck."