Adrian Ritz is professor for Public Management and a member of the executive board of the interdisciplinary center of competence for public management at the University of Bern in Switzerland where he teaches at the faculty for social sciences and at the faculty of law. He is the delegate of the University of Bern board of directors for further education and the managing director of the Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Management and Policy (CeMap) at the University of Bern. Ritz is a member of the Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN).
Adrian Ritz’ main research and publication areas are in the field of public management, leadership, motivation and human resources management, administrative reforms, evaluation and performance management. Ritz has articles published in the following journals: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Administration, Public Money and Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration and Human Resource Management. His book “Public Management” (in German and French), co-authored with Norbert Thom, is published in its 5th edition (2017).
Adrian Ritz was guest professor at the University of Armed Forces in Munich, Germany and he worked as research scholar at the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy, in Athens GA USA, and at Indiana University, School for Public and Environmental Affairs, in Bloomington IN USA. His further activities in lecturing, consulting and applied research for government organizations take place at all federal levels of Switzerland.