Florian Keppeler is Assistant Professor at the Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership at Aarhus University. His research focuses broadly on public administration, management, and policy. He is especially interested in the workforce of the public sector and his studies aim at understanding the motivation and remuneration of public employees, recruitment policies as well as employer branding of public organizations. In addition, he is interested in behavioral science research in the context of public policy and administration.

Dr Keppeler’s research has been published in academic journals including Public Administration Review (PAR), Public Management Review (PMR), and others. His work has also been highlighted in media outlets including ARD Tagesthemen (TV), Deutschlandfunk (Radio), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Print), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Print), WirtschaftsWoche (Print), ZDF WiSo (TV), and others.

Florian Keppeler holds a doctoral degree from Zeppelin University (summa cum laude). As a former team leader at the district administration in Lindau (Germany), he gained public leadership experience in local government agencies in the human resource department. During this role, Dr Keppeler completed his master’s degree in Politics, Administration, and International Relations. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate (Public Law and Public Management) at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration in Bavaria, Hof (Germany).


Florian is a triathlete, marathon runner, and a huge fan of his beagle Wilma. Follow #WilmasReview on Twitter.