Academics of PA
Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd on Collaborations, Work-Life Balance, and Portfolios of Research

Donald Moynihan and Pamela Herd on Collaborations, Work-Life Balance, and Portfolios of Research

March 26, 2020

On this episode, join Bruce for an interview with Drs. Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan from Georgetown University. Drs. Herd and Moynihan talk about their experience working together and finding collaborations for research. They also discuss the the importance of a research agenda that is both exploitative and exploratory in nature, as well as the challenge of the publishing timeline and the difficulty of work-life balance.

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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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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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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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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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