Academics of PA
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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John Mikesell on Taxation, Government Coercion, and Being an Actor

John Mikesell on Taxation, Government Coercion, and Being an Actor

June 13, 2019

Join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. John Mikesell from Indiana University. Dr. Mikesell talks about the importance of teach skills to MPA students and the dictating of his book, Fiscal Administration. He also talks about the role of thinking about the importance of research questions and the underlying understanding of data that we use to address those questions.

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Mary Guy on Knowing Who You Are, Having a Balance, and Showing Dogs

Mary Guy on Knowing Who You Are, Having a Balance, and Showing Dogs

May 30, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Mary Guy from the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Guy talks about the importance of work experience as a way of understanding the pressures faced in public service and how, in the absence of new ideas, we need to take the ideas that we have and package them for today and tomorrows problems. She also talks about the importance of work-life balance and the necessity to maintain hobbies in order to have an escape and to keep active from burning out.

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Stephen Kleinschmit on MPAC, JPNA, and the New Academic Class

Stephen Kleinschmit on MPAC, JPNA, and the New Academic Class

May 2, 2019

Join Bruce and Josie for a conversation with Dr. Stephen Kleinschmit from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kleinschmit discusses his decision to establish the Midwest Public Affairs Conference and the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs and what it took to get them started. He also talks about his academic career and the decision to leave a tenure-track position for a position that fulfills his needs and what academic careers look like for the new academic class.

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Camilla Stivers on the Right Answers, Paradigms, and Having an Impact

Camilla Stivers on the Right Answers, Paradigms, and Having an Impact

April 18, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Camilla Stivers from Cleveland State University. Dr. Stivers talks about her experience working with community health organizations and decision to pursue a PhD and an academic career. She also talks about the importance of asking the big questions and finding the right answers, having an impact on the field of public administration, and her decision to become a theorist.

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Rosemary O’Leary on the Creative Urge, Appreciation, and Doing Your Own Thing

Rosemary O’Leary on the Creative Urge, Appreciation, and Doing Your Own Thing

April 3, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. Rosemary O'Leary from the University of Kansas. Dr. O'Leary talks about her experience as a public manager and how she decided to pursue a career in public administration. She also talks about the need to appreciate other areas and methodologies of research and the importance of asking questions before committing to a project.

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James Perry on Twins, Taking Risks, and Work-Life Balance

James Perry on Twins, Taking Risks, and Work-Life Balance

March 7, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for an interview with Dr. James Perry from Indiana University. Dr. Perry talks about the public service motivation instilled in him by his parents and how his twin brother provided a connection to the practice of public administration that informed his research. He also talks about the difficulty of maintaining work-life balance and the importance of taking risks in careers and research. 

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Who Gave Us Microphones?

Who Gave Us Microphones?

February 16, 2019

On the first episode of "Academics of PA," Bruce, Will, and Josie discuss the origins of the podcast and what they hope it will achieve. We seek out to explore the people behind the research and publications that have defined public administration in order to understand their processes and motivations. 

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