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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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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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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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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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