Academics of PA
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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Norma Riccucci on Social Equity, Finding PA, and Being Open to Methods

Norma Riccucci on Social Equity, Finding PA, and Being Open to Methods

February 6, 2020

On this episode, join Bruce for an interview with Dr. Norma Riccucci from Rutgers University. Dr. Riccucci talks about her experience finding public administration as an undergraduate and the need to pursue social equity within the academy. She also discusses the importance of understanding where practitioners are coming from, the significant role that effective public administrators play in good governance, and the importance of methodological pluralism to a field like public administration. 

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James Svara on Ethics, Planning for the Future, and Engaged Research

James Svara on Ethics, Planning for the Future, and Engaged Research

January 23, 2020

On this episode, Bruce talks with Dr. James Svara from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Dr. Svara discusses his stumble into public administration and the importance of planning your future career. He also discusses engaged research and connecting with the community of practice in choosing research questions and collecting data and the importance of giving back to that community, as well as the importance of ethics to public administration and the incorporation of ethics into the MPA curriculum.

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The Host Hang

The Host Hang

January 9, 2020

Bruce, Josie, and Will are back for a new year, new season of Academics of PA. In the first episode of the new year, the trio of hosts reflect back on 2019, talk about the highlights of the year, the experience of hosting a podcast, and all that jazz. 

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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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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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Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

Jamie Levine Daniel on Talking About Antisemitism

October 17, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for a live interview from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference with Dr. Jamie Levin Daniel from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Daniel talks about the importance of incorporating discussions about religion, faith, and tolerance into the MPA classroom and the road map that she and Drs. Fyall and Benenson provide in their example of discussing antisemitism that was recently published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

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Karl Rethemeyer on the Job Market (Live from MPAC)

Karl Rethemeyer on the Job Market (Live from MPAC)

September 26, 2019

On this episode, join Bruce and Josie for a live interview from the Midwest Public Affairs Conference with Dr. Karl Rethemeyer from SUNY University at Albany. Dr. Rethemeyer talks about the academic job market in public administration and provides guidance on how to approach and succeed at finding an academic placement.

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