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Akhlaque Haque

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Heritage Hall 412
(205) 934-4653

Research and Teaching Interests: Information management, surveillance and democracy, spatial decision science, Big Data, GIS and public affairs, urban economic development, E-Government applications

Office Hours: M/T/ 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


  • BS, University of Dhaka, Economics (Honors)
  • MA, Cleveland State University, Economics
  • PhD, Cleveland State University, Urban and Public Affairs

Dr. Akhlaque Haque studies the complex social nature of the human enterprise as it relates to information technology usage in decision-making, social justice, and democracy. He investigates how technology is driving many of our decisions in public policy and administration. He is the author of Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy: Public Administration in the Information Age. His interest in understanding social inequality and surveillance of population, including public health outcomes, has led series of research studies using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

Dr. Haque has published widely in major journals in the field of public administration, urban affairs and public health. Some of his work has won (or nominated) for national awards. Dr. Haque led the MPA Program at UAB as the Director for more than 18 years. He has served in the national commission and executive leadership positions for NASPAA and ASPA. He has participated in Congressional Briefing on GIS and Public Policy in the Capitol Hill, Washington DC. In his capacity as a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Haque regularly leads international training workshops for senior civil servants from Bangladesh. In addition, he has led GIS and Public Health workshops in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He is a member of the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a think-tank dedicated to the development of Bangladesh.

  • Recent Courses
    • Information Management for Government
    • Administrative Ethics
    • Geographic Information Systems for Managers
    • MPA Graduate Portfolio
    • E-Government Applications
    • Administrative Theory and Behavior
  • Select Publications
    • Haque, Akhlaque. (2015) Surveillance, Transparency and Democracy: Public Administration in the Information Age. The University of Alabama Press. ISBN: 978-0-8173-1877-2
    • Ahmed, A., Haque, A, & Murshid, N. & Q. Rahim (2019). Governance and the Governed: Democracy and Development in Bangladesh. University Press Limited (UPL). ISBN 978 984 506 271 8
    Recent Peer Reviewed Articles:
    • Haque, A. (2020). How big is big data for developing countries? Leadership and managing change in the public sector in the digital age. In Q. A. M. A. Alam, R. Khair, & M. R. Karim (Eds.), Managing Change for Better Public Service Delivery (pp. 17-38). New York: Routledge.
    • Haque, A., & Gunther-Canada, W. (2018). Public Service for All: How a global ethic prepares public administrators for a transnational century. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 24 (1): 8-26. doi:10.1080/15236803.2018.1429823.
    • Haque, A. (2016). Technology vs. Institutions: Towards Institutional Reform in Digital Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 16(1), 6-18.
    • Mian, M. A. H., Haque, A., Mullins, R. F., Fiebiger, B., & Hassan, Z. (2015). Urban-Rural Dichotomy of Burn Patients in Georgia and South Carolina: A Geographic Information System Study. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 36(5), e267-e273.
    • Haque, Akhlaque and Kamna Lal Mantode. (2013). "Governance in the Technology Era: Implications of Actor Network Theory for Social Empowerment in South Asia." In Grand Successes and Failures in It Public and Private Sectors, edited by Y. Dwivedi, Henriksen H.Z., Wastell, D. and De R, 375-390. Berlin; New York: Springer.
    • DuBay, Derek, David Redden, Akhlaque Haque, Stephen H. Gray, Mona Fouad, Connie Kohler, Garry Taylor and Devin E. Eckhoff. "Do Trained Specialists Solicit Familial Authorization at Equal Frequency, Regardless of Deceased Donor Characteristics?" Progress in Transplantation Progress in Transplantation 23, no. 3 (2013): 290-296.
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • Best Paper of the Year Award (2019), Journal of Public Affairs Education. Haque, A., & Gunther-Canada, W. (2018). Public Service for All: How a global ethic prepares public administrators for a transnational century. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 24 (1): 8-26. doi:10.1080/15236803.2018.1429823.
    • Fulbright Scholar, 2007-08 to Bangladesh. International Exchange of Scholars Program, US Department of State (sponsored by the Fulbright Commission).
    • Nominated for Outstand Mentor of the Year Award 2007-08, from School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
    • Paper nominated for Marshall Dimock Award 2002, for the Best lead article in the Public Administration Review in 2001-2002.
    • Doctoral Research Fellowship, College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, 1991-1994.
    • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Cleveland State University, 1989-1990.
  • Journal Editorial Board
    • Associate Editor, Economic Development Quarterly, June 2015 – present.
    • Editorial Board member for Public Administration Review, (2018 – ; 2001–2005).
    • Editorial Board member, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, 2018 –
    • Editorial Board member, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 2019 –
    • Editorial Board member, Journal of Governance, Security & Development