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Karen Baehler

Scholar in Residence
Department of Public Administration and Policy

  • Dr. Karen Baehler holds a Ph.D. in Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland (1999), where she also earned a Master of Public Policy (1991). Dr. Baehler brings ten years of experience teaching courses in policy analysis and the policy process at the doctoral, masters, executive-training, and undergraduate levels in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. She has served on the faculties of the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Baehler has an active scholarly research agenda and is currently working on several papers on topics that include the concept of “network failure” as a framework for policy analysis, and stress among policy workers. Her publication record includes three books, twelve refereed journal articles, and three book chapters. Professor Baehler has supervised two PhD students to completion and over 50 individual student research projects, including a capstone Work-Based Project team for ANZSOG. Her professional experience includes several years of work in Washington, D.C. think tanks.

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  • Fall 2014