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Caroline Howard Grøn

Associate Professor

Caroline Howard Grøn


Caroline holds a position as Associate Professor at the Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership,  Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.  She has previously held a position as Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. She has a MA in political science and her PhD from the same department.

In 2017, Caroline was a part of the secretariat for the Danish Leadership and Management Commission. From 2019- 2022, Caroline was the PI on the development of a common Danish Leadership Evaluation tool (www.ledelsesevaluering.dk) with actors from central and local government.

Carolines research centers on public leadership including research on politico-administrative relations, the role of public top executives, motivation, leadership identity and the impact of digital tools on leadership and knowledge sharing. In 2018, Caroline received a 5.8 mil. DKK grant from the Independent Research Fund, Denmark.

Caroline teaches public leadership and management and organization theory. in 2017 she was awarded the teacher of the year award by MA students at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. She has been nominated for that award five consecutive years. For a number of years, Caroline has also given introductory lectures (250+ students) in organization theory, public management and leadership and focus group methodology. She has previously taught courses on the institutional structure of the EU and small state lobbying.

Caroline serves as an external evaluator for the Danish court of auditors, on the board of the The Working Environment Research Fund and as an associate editor of Review of Public Personnel Administration.

Caroline communicates her research through talks and workshops directed towards pactitioners and participates in the public debate.

Caroline can be found on Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter

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