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Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

May 7, 2020

Josie and Bruce talk with Dr. Jeremy Hall from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hall discusses his experience choosing public administration and an academic career and his approach to networking within the field. He also discusses his role as co-editor of Public Administration Review, the mechanics of managing a journal, and what editors wish we knew.

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David Swindell on Engaged Research, Community Impact, and Choosing Your Trajectory

David Swindell on Engaged Research, Community Impact, and Choosing Your Trajectory

April 23, 2020

Bruce talks with Dr. David Swindell from Arizona State University. Dr. Swindell discusses the connection of public administration to applied research within the community and the incentive structure within higher education to not engage in the work. He also discusses the challenge to overcome that incentive structure, why the structure should be reformed, and how he made the choice to ignore the system and do the work he felt matters.

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Will Hatcher and Bruce McDonald on “The Public Affairs Faculty Manual”

Will Hatcher and Bruce McDonald on “The Public Affairs Faculty Manual”

April 10, 2020

On this episode,join our special guest host Staci Zavattaro from the University of Central Florida as she interviews Will and Bruce about their new book, The Public Affairs Faculty Manual.

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Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd on Collaborations, Work-Life Balance, and Portfolios of Research

Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd on Collaborations, Work-Life Balance, and Portfolios of Research

March 26, 2020

On this episode, join Bruce for an interview with Drs. Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan from Georgetown University. Drs. Herd and Moynihan talk about their experience working together and finding collaborations for research. They also discuss the the importance of a research agenda that is both exploitative and exploratory in nature, as well as the challenge of the publishing timeline and the difficulty of work-life balance.

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Alasdair Roberts on Intellectual History, Temporal Horizons, and Writing Books

Alasdair Roberts on Intellectual History, Temporal Horizons, and Writing Books

March 12, 2020

Join Josie and Bruce for a conversation with Dr. Alasdair Roberts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Roberts discusses the importance of taking a historical perspective for the field of public administration and how we can do a better job incorporating that perspective into our research. He also discusses the value of studying law for public administrators, his process to writing books, and the challenges international scholars face when publishing in academic journals.

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Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

February 20, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Dr. Charles Goodsell from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Goodsell discusses his experience into the academic work, including his struggle with imposter syndrome in graduate school, his challenges on the academic job market, and how he found public administration when assigned to teach it as a new class. He also discusses the role that sheer luck has played on his career, while highlighting the importance of being willing to part ways with the general literature of the field and jumping off a cliff.

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Norma Riccucci on Social Equity, Finding PA, and Being Open to Methods

Norma Riccucci on Social Equity, Finding PA, and Being Open to Methods

February 6, 2020

On this episode, join Bruce for an interview with Dr. Norma Riccucci from Rutgers University. Dr. Riccucci talks about her experience finding public administration as an undergraduate and the need to pursue social equity within the academy. She also discusses the importance of understanding where practitioners are coming from, the significant role that effective public administrators play in good governance, and the importance of methodological pluralism to a field like public administration. 

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James Svara on Ethics, Planning for the Future, and Engaged Research

James Svara on Ethics, Planning for the Future, and Engaged Research

January 23, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Dr. James Svara from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Dr. Svara discusses his stumble into public administration and the importance of planning your future career. He also discusses engaged research and connecting with the community of practice in choosing research questions and collecting data and the importance of giving back to that community, as well as the importance of ethics to public administration and the incorporation of ethics into the MPA curriculum.

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The Host Hang

The Host Hang

January 9, 2020

Bruce, Josie, and Will are back for a new year, new season of Academics of PA. In the first episode of the new year, the trio of hosts reflect back on 2019, talk about the highlights of the year, the experience of hosting a podcast, and all that jazz. 

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Irene Rubin on Being a Woman in Academia, Managing a Research Agenda, and Finding PA

Irene Rubin on Being a Woman in Academia, Managing a Research Agenda, and Finding PA

December 5, 2019

On this episode, join Josie for an interview with Dr. Irene Rubin from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Rubin talks about her experience as a woman in academia and the pressure to exceed others that was placed upon her, as well as her approach to working on a research agenda and finding meaningful questions and research. She also discusses her journey to finding public administration as a discipline and her experience as the only female editor for Public Administration Review.

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