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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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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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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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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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Craig Maher on Political Office, Choosing an Academic Career, and…Cats

Craig Maher on Political Office, Choosing an Academic Career, and…Cats

August 29, 2019

On this episode, join Will and Bruce for an interview with Dr. Craig Maher from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Maher talks about his experience as a public administration scholar while also serving on a local city council and the practicality of the politics-administration dichotomy for local officials and the challenge that has for public administration educators. He also discusses his path into a PhD, public administration as a discipline, and becoming a public budgeting and finance scholar despite having taken no coursework in the area.

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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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Donald Kettl on Trust in Government, Lice, and Having No Plan

Donald Kettl on Trust in Government, Lice, and Having No Plan

March 20, 2019

Join Bruce and Will in this episode as they talk with Dr. Donald Kettl from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kettl talks about his writing process and having no academic career plan, instead choosing projects that are both fun for him and useful for practitioners. He also talks about issues of trust in government and how the issue of trust may be one of perspective.

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