Martha S. Feldman


Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management; Professor of Social Ecology, Political Science, Business, and Sociology

University of California, Irvine

Martha S. Feldman is the Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management and Professor of Social Ecology (Department of Planning, Policy, and Design), Business, Political Science, and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

Feldman earned her PhD in Political Science from Stanford University in 1983. From 1983 to 2003, she was a faculty member in the Political Science Department and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She currently has an appointment as a Distinguished Foreign Expert at the University of Nanjing.

Her research on organizational routines, inclusive public management, and qualitative methods draws heavily on her ethnographic research and on practice theory. She is best known for her work establishing the field of routine dynamics, which explores the internal dynamics of routines.

She received the Administrative Science Quarterly’s 2009 award for Scholarly Contribution and the 2011 Academy of Management Practice Scholarship Award. In 2014 she received an honorary doctorate in economics from St. Gallen University Business School and was listed by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited author. In 2015, she received the Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Martha has been a Senior Editor at Organization Science since 2006 and also serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, International Public Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Public Administration Review, and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.