Academics of PA
Kendra Stewart on Choosing What’s Right for You, Communication in Government, and the Future of PA

Kendra Stewart on Choosing What’s Right for You, Communication in Government, and the Future of PA

June 24, 2021

Bruce talks with Dr. Kendra Stewart from the College of Charleston. Dr. Stewart discusses her experience of finding public administration and succeeding in graduate school and on the tenure track. She also discusses the role that communication plays in effective public administration, the importance of the politics-administration dichotomy, and the future of public administration.

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Mary Feeney on Falling into Public Administration

Mary Feeney on Falling into Public Administration

June 10, 2021

Join Josie for a conversation with Dr. Mary Feeney, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and professor from Arizona State University. Dr. Feeney talks about her experience of finding academia and the belief that a degree is the way to a better life. She also talks about her experiences in undergraduate and graduate school as a first generation student, the challenges that presented, and how she works to mentor students to help them overcome similar situations. Finally, she talks about the path to becoming an editor the responsibility that comes with the position.

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Ana-Maria Dimand and Juniper Katz on Surviving the PhD and the Job Market and Succeeding as Early Career Faculty

Ana-Maria Dimand and Juniper Katz on Surviving the PhD and the Job Market and Succeeding as Early Career Faculty

May 6, 2021

On this episode, Josie talks with Drs. Ana-Maria Dimand from Boise State University and Juniper Katz from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Drs. Dimand and Katz discuss their experience as early career faculty in the field of public administration. They also discuss the experience of surviving the PhD process and succeeding on the job market during the pandemic.

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Daniel Smith and Domonic Bearfield on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Students into Public Administration

Daniel Smith and Domonic Bearfield on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Students into Public Administration

October 15, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Drs. Daniel Smith from the University of Delaware and Domonic Bearfield from Rutgers University. Drs. Bearfield and and Smith discuss their experience in the field of public administration and the academy. They also discuss issues of diversity within the field and how we can be more proactive at recruiting and welcoming diverse individuals into the academy.

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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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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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Hannah Lebovits and Donta Council on The PhD Experience

Hannah Lebovits and Donta Council on The PhD Experience

October 31, 2019

On this episode, join Josie and Will for a conversation with Hannah Lebovits from Cleveland State University and Donta Council from Old Dominion University and American University. Hannah and Donta will talk about their experience as Ph.D. students in public administration, their efforts to engage the field, and the needs that Ph.D. students in today's society face.

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Karl Rethemeyer on the Job Market (Live from MPAC)

Karl Rethemeyer on the Job Market (Live from MPAC)

September 26, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for a live interview from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference with Dr. Karl Rethemeyer from SUNY University at Albany. Dr. Rethemeyer talks about the academic job market in public administration and provides guidance on how to approach and succeed at finding an academic placement.

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Ethel Williams on Supporting Your Students, Work-Life Balance, and the Cha-Cha

Ethel Williams on Supporting Your Students, Work-Life Balance, and the Cha-Cha

June 27, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Ethel Williams from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Williams talks about the importance of providing support to PhD students, her experience as university administrator, and failing to maintain a work-life balance but still doing something for yourself. She also talks about the status of research on social equity and diversity and how both the field and the academy is living up to the need to be inclusive.

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