Joseph S. Wholey

Professor of Public Administration, USC Price School of Public Policy


  • public program and policy evaluation
  • performance measurement
  • performance based management and accountability in public and not-for- profit sectors

Additional Information

      Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration


      Senior Advisor, Strategic Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office


      Author of Federal Evaluation Policy (1970); Zero-Base Budgeting and Program Evaluation (1978); Evaluation: Promise and Performance (1979); and Evaluation and Effective Public Management (1983)


    Editor or co-editor of Organizational Excellence (1987); Improving Government Performance (1989); and Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (1994)

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