Kim Moloney | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Kim Moloney

Dr. Kim Moloney (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Public Policy

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  • Office locationC.03.014


Dr. Kim Moloney is a researcher whose work focuses on the intersection of the public administration discipline with international organizations, transnational administration, and good governance and separately, the intersection of the public administration discipline with the unique administrative and policy challenges of small states and small island states. She has also engaged in discussions of social equity and separately, the intellectual history of public administration.

She has published 25+ articles in journals including, but not limited to, Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Global Policy, and International Review of Administrative Sciences, among others.

Her book, Who Matters at the World Bank, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2022. In 2019, she co-edited (with Diane Stone) the Oxford Handbook on Global Policy and Transnational Administration (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Moloney is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Public Administration, an Associate Editor of Public Administration Review, and an Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal on Public Administration.

She is a Co-Editor of the Book Series on Transnational Administration and Global Policy with Bristol University Press.


Research Interests

  • Transnational Administration / Global Policy
  • Small States
  • International Administrative Law
  • Multilateral Development Banks


Senior Lecturer

Murdoch University (Australia)

2017 - 2021
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    University of Miami (USA)

    2014 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor

    Kyung Hee University (South Korea)

    2012 - 2014
  • Lecturer

    The University of the West Indies at Mona (Jamaica)

    2009 - 2012


PhD in Public Administration

School of Public Affairs at American University; Washington DC, USA

  • MA in International Affairs

    School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University; Washington DC, USA

  • M.P.A

    Maxwell School at Syracuse University; Syracuse NY, USA

  • BSc in Economics and International Relations

    University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison WI, USA


Selected Publications

  • Moloney, Kim; Lewis, Rupert (2024, accepted, early view). “Social Equity, Intellectual History, Black Movement Leaders, and Marcus Garvey,” American Review of Public Administration. DOI: 10.1177/02750740231208033

  • Calo, Zachary; Moloney, Kim; Swart, Kamilla (2024, accepted, early view). “Legal-Administrative Implications of International Sport for Public Administration,” Administrative Theory & Praxis. DOI: 10.1080/10841806.2023.2282923

  • Moloney, Kim; Sanabria-Pulido, Pablo; Demircioglu, Mehmet (2023). “Interrogating the Hegemonic Embraces: Representative Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and Non-West Exclusion” Public Administration Review, 83(1): 195-202. DOI: 10.1111/puar.13512

  • Moloney, Kim (Oct 2022). Who Matters at the World Bank? Bureaucrats, Policy Change, and Public Sector Governance (1980 to 2012). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780191948596.

  • Stone, Diane; Moloney, Kim, Ed. (Jan 2019). Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198758648.

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