Tim Mau

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52170
MCKN 531
Education (doctoral degree): 
D.Phil., Oxford University

Tim A. Mau (D.Phil., Oxford University) is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on public management and administration and leadership, he has provided leadership training and development for senior public sector officials in Canada (for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) and across Asia (for the Asian Productivity Organization).

His current research interests are primarily in the area of political and public sector (administrative) leadership. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including the use of public sector leadership competencies, the Canadian model of public sector leadership, leadership in the Canadian military, scandal and corruption, French-English relations in business interest associations, and nationalist mobilization in Quebec and Scotland.

Dr. Mau is the co-author (with Paul Barker) of Public Administration in Canada: Brief Edition. 2nd Edition. (Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2017) and co-editor of two books, including (with Neelam Trivedi, Dhirendra Vajpeyi and S.P. Dwivedi) Perspectives on Governance and Society (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2013) and (with O.P. Dwivedi and Byron Sheldrick) The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition. (Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, 2009).

  • Barker, Paul and Tim A. Mau. Public Administration in Canada. 2nd Edition. (Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2017), 360 pp.
  • Mau, Tim A. “Leadership Competencies for a Global Public Service.” International Review of Administrative Sciences. 83, 1, 2017 (Online First) 0, 0, 2015, 1-20 DOI: 10.1177/0020852315576706.
  • Dwivedi, O.P., Tim A. Mau and Byron Sheldrick, Editors. An Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition. (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), 401 pp.
  • Mau, Tim A. “Is Public Sector Leadership Distinct? A Comparative Analysis of Core Competencies in the Senior Executive Service” in Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink and Anthony Middlebrooks, Editors. Public Sector Leadership: International Challenges and Perspectives. (Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2009), 313-339.
  • Mau, Tim A. “Public Sector Leadership Development: The Canadian Model Considered” CSL Leadership Review. 1, 4, Spring 2007, 267-294.