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Christian L. Janousek, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor


College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science
EPLY - Eppley Building - 321

Christian L. Janousek, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christian Janousek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Creighton University. He received his MPA and PhD in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration, and his JD in law from Creighton University School of Law. He teaches courses in public policy and administration, including courses for the Health Administration and Policy (HAP) major, and he is the faculty advisor for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter at Creighton. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Cultural and Social Studies.

Dr. Janousek’s research focuses on state and local government policy and management. He has examined various policy tools for interlocal and interorganizational collaboration. He has also investigated the differences and disparities in healthcare policy implementation and governance among the U.S. states. His comparative research explores influences on city administration, including international settings, public institutions, and political culture. He has presented research at national and international conferences and has published articles in American Review of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Community Development, and Health Economics, Policy and Law.

Dr. Janousek provides professional development and management training for government, public, and nonprofit managers, including topics in public policy, public service ethics, community leadership, and strategic planning. He has conducted research and educational seminars for various public and professional organizations, such as the United Nations, the International and Nebraska City/County Management Associations, the Nebraska State Legislature, Omaha Public Power District, One Omaha, the Nebraska Municipal Clerks Association, the Nebraska Association of County Officials, and the Nebraska Certified Public Manager program.


Political Science and International Relations


Assistant Professor


  • International Journal of Public Sector Management
    Janousek, C., Torjesen, D.O., Blair, R. Policy mechanisms for interlocal service delivery: Management perspectives in the USA and Norway
    37, p. 215-231 2024
  • Community Development
    Janousek, C., The capacity for direct engagement: Case study of a neighborhood assistance center in a university-community partnership
    54, p. 846-862 2023
  • Health Economics, Policy and Law
    Noh, S., Janousek, C., Hyung Park, J. State strategies to address Medicaid prescription spending: Negotiated pricing vs. price transparency
    16, p. 201-215 2021
  • American Review of Public Administration
    Janousek, C., Blair, R. Theory-practice exchange in local government management: Perspectives of practitioners and scholars
    48, p. 730-742 2018
  • Journal of Health and Human Services Administration
    Noh, S., Janousek, C. Institutional design of the ACA health insurance exchanges: Factors affecting policy implementation in state administration
    41, p. 153-195 2018
  • Journal of Public Affairs Education
    Janousek, C., In proximity to professionalism: A regional analysis of Master of Public Administration programs and local government management
    23, p. 591-610 2017
  • International Journal of Public Administration
    Blair, R., Janousek, C. City management in the United States and Norway: A comparative analysis of professional orientations
    37, p. 484-493 2014
  • State and Local Government Review
    Blair, R., Janousek, C. Collaborative mechanisms in interlocal cooperation: A longitudinal examination
    45, p. 268-282 2013


  • American Society for Public Administration 2024
  • Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference 2024
  • Nebraska Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy 2024
  • Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference 2023
  • Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference 2022
  • Nordic Political Science Association Annual Congress 2021