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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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