Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs
Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean
Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communications and Impact Coordinator
Name: Julie Ferris
Dr. Olejarski is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at West Chester University. She teaches courses in the MPA and DPA programs. Olejarski’s research interests include administrative discretion and communication, normative public policy implementation, and organizational learning and motivation.
Her research has been published in Administration & Society, Public Integrity, the International Journal of Public Administration, and the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. She recently published her book, Administrative discretion in action: A narrative of eminent domain, and has a co-authored chapter forthcoming in the Foundations of Public Administration book. Olejarski occasionally serves as a reviewer for public administration journals, including: Administration & Society, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration Quarterly, Public Integrity, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
Olejarski serves as President and on the Board of Directors for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of ASPA. She has worked with HR groups in the capital on motivating employees. She is MBTI certified from the Myers-Briggs Foundation and certified in Public Performance Measurement from the National Center for PPM at Rutgers University- Newark. Prior to joining West Chester University, Olejarski held another academic appointment within PASSHE, worked with university administration, conducted research for a public affairs research institute, and worked in county government.
Originally, from N.J., Olejarski lives in Downingtown, Pa., with her hubby, son, and their cats. Gardening is her favorite hobby, and she loves Wawa.