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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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Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

May 7, 2020

Josie and Bruce talk with Dr. Jeremy Hall from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hall discusses his experience choosing public administration and an academic career and his approach to networking within the field. He also discusses his role as co-editor of Public Administration Review, the mechanics of managing a journal, and what editors wish we knew.

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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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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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Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

Charles Goodsell on Imposter Syndrome, Sheer Luck, and Your First Academic Job

February 20, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Dr. Charles Goodsell from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Goodsell discusses his experience into the academic work, including his struggle with imposter syndrome in graduate school, his challenges on the academic job market, and how he found public administration when assigned to teach it as a new class. He also discusses the role that sheer luck has played on his career, while highlighting the importance of being willing to part ways with the general literature of the field and jumping off a cliff.

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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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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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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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