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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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