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William Jackson Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Florida International University
M.P.A. in Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University
B.A. in Political Science & Economics, Florida State University

William T. Jackson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University’s School of Public Affairs. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Florida International University. His research tests the explanatory power of various theories of public administration, such as political control of the bureaucracy, representative bureaucracy, feminine leadership, intersectionality, and organizational socialization. Specifically, he is interested in whether these theories can help us understand disparities in public service delivery among social groups.

His current work examines disparities in justice provision, policing, and education and has been published in Public Administration Review (PAR), “Justice in Black and Brown: The Impact of Political Control and Representative Bureaucracy on Street Level Outcomes” (2022) and “Feminine Leadership and Juvenile Justice Outcomes: The Florida Experience” (2023).

Dr. Jackson worked with the FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center and the Urban League of Broward County. He is also the Founder and former Board President for The Justice Project of South Florida (JPSFL). This nonprofit organization aims to reduce the arrests and incarceration of youth, increase cultural competency, racial equity, and social justice as well as promote positive interactions between law enforcement and communities of color.
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Spring 2024

  • PUAD-612 Intro to Public Admin/Pol Proc