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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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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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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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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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Graham Allison on Community Scholarship, Conceptual Lenses, and Adding Something New

Graham Allison on Community Scholarship, Conceptual Lenses, and Adding Something New

November 14, 2019

Join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Graham Allison from Harvard University. Dr. Allison talks about balancing his experience as an academic and as an assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He also talks about the challenge of working in practice compared to these and the need to add to the sum of knowledge rather.

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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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Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

October 17, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for a live interview from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference with Dr. Jamie Levin Daniel from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Daniel talks about the importance of incorporating discussions about religion, faith, and tolerance into the MPA classroom and the road map that she and Drs. Fyall and Benenson provide in their example of discussing antisemitism that was recently published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

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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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Carolyn Bourdeaux on Teaching, Public Engagement, and Running for Congress

Carolyn Bourdeaux on Teaching, Public Engagement, and Running for Congress

August 15, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux from Georgia State University. Dr. Bourdeaux talks about her experience teaching and training a new generation of public servants, the importance of engagement with the community, and making research accessible to a non-academic market. She also talks about her experience running for Congress in 2018, her plans to run for election in 2020, and the social responsibility of public administration faculty to get involved and make a difference.

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