​​One of the world’s most-cited scholars of public administration, Dr. Montgomery Van Wart recently received the California State University’s Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities Award.

Dr. Van Wart, a professor of public administration at Cal State San Bernardino since 2005, also received the Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service from the American Society for Public Administration and received CSUSB’s inaugural award for outstanding research.

He has worked in higher education for more than 25 years, nearly always in administrative roles. He is a longtime chair of the Department of Public Administration and served as Interim Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration.

Prior to coming to Cal State San Bernardino, he was chair of the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida, a visiting professor at Rutgers and a senior research fellow at KU Leuven (formerly Catholic University) in Belgium. He is a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong.

He considers research critical to effective teaching in the classroom and is a prodigious researcher and writer, producing an average of three works per year for the past 25 years. He has more than 90 publications and his work appears in the best journals in his field.

Upon receiving the CSU award, Dr. Van Wart said, “Our students really like knowing that their professors are involved in world-class research; it makes the classroom cutting edge and brings renown ​to our university.”