Recent Faculty Books
Edited by Robert Durant & Jennifer Durant
Informed by a "5 R" framework (reconceptualizing purpose, redefining rationality, recapitalizing human assets, reengaging resources, and revitalizing democratic constitutionalism), this book is a 'one stop shop' for cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and cross-professional exchanges on the challenges, choices, and opportunities facing public administrators today. About Durant
Far more than a cookbook of statistical techniques, the book begins with the overall context for successful program evaluations and carefully explains the statistical methods that correspond to each evaluation design. Langbein then presents a variety of approaches to program analysis and advises readers on how to select the mix of methods most appropriate for the evaluation at hand. About Langbein
Edited by Robert Durant
One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. This book affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. About Durant
Henrik Enderlein, Sonja Wälti, & Michael Zurin
This accessible handbook presents a thorough review of the wide-ranging literature, encompassing various theoretical and conceptual approaches to multi-level governance and their application to policy-making in domestic, regional and global contexts. About Wälti
Recent Refereed Journal Articles
- Closer than "arm's length": Understanding the factors influencing the development of collaborative contracting relationships, American Review of Public Administration (with H. Kim & Kristina Lambright)
- Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2013. Co-edited with Douglas Besharov.
- “Justice as Collective Capability,” in Jonathan Boston, Andrew Bradstock, and David Eng, editors, Ethics and Public Policy: Contemporary Issues. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press. 2011.
- Adding Value to Policy Analysis and Advice. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press. 2010. Coauthored with Claudia Scott.
The Paradox of Administrative Reform: American Progressivism, Corporate Capitalism, and the 'Compensatory State,' Public Organization Review (with Susannah Bruns Ali)
Repositioning Public Administration to Engage Citizens? The New Governance, Civic Society, and the Disarticulated State, Public Administration Review (with Susannah Bruns Ali)
Global Crises, American Public Administration, and the 'New Interventionism' Revisited, Administration & Society
'Wicked' Policy Problems, New Governance Models, and the Triumph of the 'New Associationalism' in the Post-Obama Era, The Public Interest
- Robert F. Durant and Susannah Bruns Ali, “Repositioning Public Administration? The New Governance, Civic Society, and the Disarticulated State,” Public Administration Review (on-line early view 2012).
- Jerome S. Legge, Jr., and Robert F. Durant. 2012. “Stem Cell Research, Regulatory Regimes, and Citizens’ ‘Calculus of Consent’ in the European Union,” Public Organization Review, vol. 12 (2): 191-207.
- Faulk, Lewis, Lauren Hamilton Edwards, Gregory B. Lewis, and Jasmine McGinnis. “An Analysis of Gender Pay Disparity in the Nonprofit Sector: An Outcome of Labor Motivation or Gendered Jobs?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, published online 10 September 2012. DOI: 10.1177/0899764012455951.
Explaining National Environmental Performance: Approaches, Evidence, and Implications. Policy Sciences . 2011.
Sustainability as a Conceptual Focus for Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 2010.
How do substitute teachers substitute? An empirical study of substitute-teacher labor supply, Economics of Education Review
The Emergence of Global Attention to Health Systems Strengthening, Health Policy and Planning (with Jeremy Shiffman)
Environmental Policy vs. Public Pressure: Innovation and diffusion of alternative bleaching technologies in the pulp industry, Research Policy (with David Popp & Nick Johnstone)
Decomposing Rising Income Volatility: The 'Wild Ride' at the Top and Bottom. Economic Inquiry (with James Ziliak)
Earnings Volatility in America: Evidence from Matched CPS, Labour Economics (with James Ziliak & Christopher Bollinger)
Black Female Earnings and Income Volatility, The Review of Black Political Economy
The Effect of Attending Full-Day Kindergarten on English Learner Students, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (with Jill Cannon & Gary Painter)
Outsourcing Public Service Delivery: Management Responses in Noncompetitive Markets, Public Administration Review (with Amanda Girth, Amir Hefetz, & Mildred Warner)
Government Contracts and "Managing the Market": The Implications of Strategic Management
Responses to Weak Vendor Competition, Administration & Society (with Amanda Girth)
The Impact of Local School Property Tax Reductions on City and County Revenue Decisions: A Natural Experiment in Kansas, Public Finance and Management (with Justin Marlowe, David Matkin, & Michael Hayes)
- Measuring 'Women-Friendly' Public Policy. Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy (with Kimberly Cowell-Meyers)
- “Leading in Ballast Water” Maritime Executive. Fall 2012.
- “Can Leaders Keep Their Cool While Feeling the Heat?” The Public Manager 41(2) Summer 2012.
The controversy over diagnosis in contemporary organization development, OD Practitioner, 45(1), 54-59.
An introduction to advances in dialogic organization development, OD Practitioner, 4(1), 1-4.
- Multiple child care arrangements and common communicable illnesses in children aged 3 to 54 months, Maternal and Child Health Journal.
- Trajectories of growth in body mass index across childhood: Associations with maternal and paternal employment, Social Science & Medicine.
Health reform and child health: Progress, cautions, and future directions, Child Development Perspectives
Maternal employment, work schedules, and children's body mass index, Child Development (with Rachel Dunifon & A. Kalil)
Federalist 27: Is Transparency Essential for Public Confidence in Government? Public Administration Review
Connecting the Past with the Present: Moses Maimonides' Contribution to Democratic Theory, Public Administration, and Civil Society, Administration and Society (with Alicia Schortgen)
- No Solutions, Only Tradeoffs? Evidence about Goal Conflict in Street Level Bureaucracies, Public Administration Review (with William Resh)
- Differing Effects of Representative Bureaucracy in Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools, American Review of Public Administration (with Christine Roch)
- So Hard to Say Goodbye? Turnover Intention among U.S. Federal Government Employees, Public Administration Review (with John Marvel & Sergio Fernandez)
- Representation of Lesbians and Gay Men in Federal, State, and Local Bureaucracies, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (with Greg Lewis)
Coproducing 'Clean' Collaborative Governance: Examples from the United States and China, Public Performance and Management Review (with Ting Gong)
How Can a "Real American" Love OSHA? John A. Rohr's Audacious Project to Legitimate the U.S. Administrative State. Administrative Theory & Praxis (with Helena Rene)
Federalist No. 10: Factions, an Energetic, Unified Executive and the President as Administrator in Chief, Public Administration Review.
- "The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Courts in Hong Kong: A Partnership Model?"Journal of the Washington Institute of China Studies 5 (No. 4, 2011): 22-47. Coauthors: Glenn Kwok-hung Hui, Wing Lin Leung.
The Emergence of Global Attention to Health Systems Strengthening, Health Policy and Planning (with Tamara Hafner)
Family Planning: A Political Issue, The Lancet (with Kathryn Quissell)
Holding Health Providers in Developing Countries Accountable to Consumers: A Synthesis of Relevant Scholarship, Health Policy and Planning (with David Berlan)
- "Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh," American Journal of Public Health.2013.
- “Vive la Differénce? The Impact of Diversity on the Turnover Intention of Public Employees and Performance of Public Agencies” (with Laura Langbein). International Public Management Journal.
- “Making Ends Meet: How Reinvention Reforms Can Complement Public Service Motivation” (with Randall Davis). Public Administration.
- “Crowding Out Public Service Motivation? Comparing Theoretical Expectations with Empirical Findings on the Influence of Performance-Related Pay.” Review of Public Personnel Administration.
- Handbook on Multi-level Governance. Edward Elgar Pub. 2010. (co-editor)
- Federalism and the Global Financial Crisis. Oxford University Press. 2013. (co-editor)
- Federalism and Public Policy. Routledge Handbook of Federalism and Regionalism. 2013. (contributor)
DPAP Faculty and Students at PMRA
At this year's Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference, DPAP will be represented by 10 faculty and 9 doctoral students in 15 sessions and panels . Faculty presenters include Dean Barbara Romzek, Laura Langbein, David Rosenbloom, Anna Amirkhanyan, Jocelyn Johnston, David Pitts, Edmund Stayzyk, and Lewis Faulk.
Awarded funding as part of the 2012 School of Public Affairs Scholars Program for "An exploratory study of contractor advocacy in human service contracts"
Appointed to the 2012-13 Fulbright Public Policy National Screening committee
Received the 2012 Dwight Waldo Award, given annually by the American Society for Public Administration for "oustanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career"
Awarded the 2012 Gabriel Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action for the dissertation “Nonprofit and Foundation Behavior in Competitive Markets for Grants”
Founding member (with the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; Environmental Defense Fund; Nicholas Institute at Duke University; and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) of the Partnership on Technology Innovation and the Environment, 2012
Received funding from the Spencer Foundation for research on teacher quality, student attendance, and student achievement using administrative data from North Carolina schools
Received funding from the American Educational Research Association for his project (with Alison Jacknowitz), "Linking teacher quality, student attendance, and student achievement: Evidence from the ECLS-K"
Delivered an invited talk at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Moving the African-American Community from Poverty to Prosperity.
Appointed to the Executive Board of the National Economic Association
Received funding from the University of Kentucky Center on Poverty Research Program on Child Hunger, for "Food Insecurity across the First Five Years: Triggers of Onset and Exit" (with Taryn Morrissey)
Appointed to an expert panel on government contracting, co-chaired by Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, and Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania. Convened by the Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs, the panel includes select leaders in government contracting and is charged with drafting a report to provide nonpartisan guidance on contracting for state and local officials.
Appointed to the Executive Council of the Public Administration section of the American Political Science Association
Article selected for inclusion in the collection of exemplary articles celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Received the 2012 School of Public Affairs Award for Outstanding Teaching
Delivered invited lecture for the 7th Annual Oklahoma Governor’s Executive Development Program, Oklahoma State University, July 31, 2012.
Delivered invited lecture, “Constitutional Foundations and the Public Administration Infrastructure,” for the Republic of Vietnam Ministry of Finance, August 1, 2012.
Elected Emeritus Member, NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in 2011
Awarded funding from NASA for "The economics of innovation: Mountaineering and the American space program"
Invited to deliver the keynote address at the Smithsonian Institution Lemmelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Symposium on "Moving Beyond Earth," 2011
On research leave during 2013 to serve as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the Office of Human Services Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Selected as a 2012-13 Supreme Court Fellow
Appointed to the LGBT Research Advisory Board of the Williams Institute, University of California-Los Angeles.
Appointed to the Committee on the Status of LGBTs, Southern Political Science Association
Received the 2012 Leslie A. Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
Received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research investigating policy impacts of global health policy networks on alcohol, tobacco, pneumonia, tuberculosis, maternal survival and newborn survival
Awarded funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for a project with Rachel Sullivan Robinson, "Managing the politics of adolescent sexuality education in Nigeria and Mississippi"
Awarded funding as part of the School of Public Affairs Scholars program for "A new goal ambiguity taxonomy: Examining the psychological effects of political support and goal ambiguity"
Board Member, International Research Society for Public Management, Appointed April 2012
Elected Chair of the Research Committee on Comparative Federalism of the International Political Science Association
Editorial Board Appointments
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Public Administration Review
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, International Journal of Management Studies & Research, International Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Organization Review
Public Administration Review
Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Change Management
Applied Development Science, Early Childhood Research Quarterly
American Review of Public Administration, International Public Management Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Personnel Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration
Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, International Journal of Org. Theory & Behavior, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Public Administration, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Public Administration Quarterly, Public Org. Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration
Global Health Governance Journal