Faculty: John J. DiIulio

Frederic Fox Leadership Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Director & Co-Chair of the Director's Advisory Group, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program

 

John J. DiIulio, Jr. is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs Penn's Fox Leadership Program for undergraduates, and also its religion research program. He grew up in Philadelphia and was the first member of his family to attend college. He majored in Economics at Penn and received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. After teaching at Harvard, he spent thirteen years at Princeton University as a professor of politics and public policy.

Over the last quarter-century, he has won several major academic and teaching awards including the 2010 Ira Abrams Memorial Award and the 2010 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.  He has also chaired his academic association's standing committee on professional ethics.

Outside academic life, he has developed programs to mentor the children of prisoners, provide literacy training in low-income communities, reduce homicides in high-crime police districts, and support inner-city Catholic schools that serve low-income children. He has been a research center director at the Brookings Institution, the Manhattan Institute, and Public/Private Ventures. During his academic leave in 2001-2002, he served as first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

He is the author, co-author, and editor of over a dozen books and several hundred articles. His most recent publications include Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America's Faith-Based Future (University of California Press, 2007), and American Government: Institutions and Policies (with James Q. Wilson; Wadworth-Cengage, 12th edition, 2010).

Courses Taught

Public Management (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
001
Wednesday
2:00-5:00 pm
Instructor: 
John J. DiIulio
Hillel Auditorium
Full-Time
Executive

In this course, students focus on bureaucracy and related institutional features of government. Differences in organizational culture are examined along with their implications for public managers. Students establish an understanding of leadership issues including incentives, performance, accountability, and program management. Four areas of inquiry are pursued: bureaucracy, centralization and decentralization, performance, and privatization. This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Management (Fall 2013)

Fall 2013
Course Section: 
001
Tuesday
1:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: 
John J. DiIulio
2nd Floor, The Hillel
Full-Time

In this course, students focus on bureaucracy and related institutional features of government. Differences in organizational culture are examined along with their implications for public managers. Students establish an understanding of leadership issues including incentives, performance, accountability, and program management. Four areas of inquiry are pursued: bureaucracy, centralization and decentralization, performance, and privatization. This course satisfies a core requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.