28 episodes

Academics of PA focuses on the individuals and research that comprise the field of public administration. We explore the background and motivations of senior scholars and their writing and research process all while having a little fun! It’s like a regularly scheduled happy hour at a conference.

Academics of PA Bruce McDonald, Josie Schafer, and William Hatcher

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Academics of PA focuses on the individuals and research that comprise the field of public administration. We explore the background and motivations of senior scholars and their writing and research process all while having a little fun! It’s like a regularly scheduled happy hour at a conference.

    Daniel Smith and Domonic Bearfield on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Students into Public Administration

    Daniel Smith and Domonic Bearfield on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Students into Public Administration

    On this episode, Bruce talks with Drs. Daniel Smith from the University of Delaware and Domonic Bearfield from Rutgers University. Drs. Bearfield and and Smith discuss their experience in the field of public administration and the academy. They also discuss issues of diversity within the field and how we can be more proactive at recruiting and welcoming diverse individuals into the academy.
    Subscribe to Academics of PA today! New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter: @AcademicsofPA
    Follow the hosts on Twitter:
    Bruce McDonald: @academicpiracy
    Josie Schafer: @SchaferJosie
    William Hatcher: @ProfHat

    • 52 min
    Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

    Jeremy Hall on Publishing, Networking, and PAR

    Dr. Jeremy Hall discusses his role as co-editor of Public Administration Review, the mechanics of managing a journal, and what editors wish we knew.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    David Swindell on Engaged Research, Community Impact, and Choosing Your Trajectory

    David Swindell on Engaged Research, Community Impact, and Choosing Your Trajectory

    Bruce talks with Dr. David Swindell from Arizona State University. Dr. Swindell discusses the connection of public administration to applied research within the community and the incentive structure within higher education to not engage in the work. He also discusses the challenge to overcome that incentive structure, why the structure should be reformed, and how he made the choice to ignore the system and do the work he felt matters.
    Subscribe to Academics of PA today! New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter: @AcademicsofPA
    Follow the hosts on Twitter:
    Bruce McDonald: @academicpiracy
    William Hatcher: @ProfHat
    Josie Schafer: @SchaferJosie

    • 49 min
    Will Hatcher and Bruce McDonald on "The Public Affairs Faculty Manual"

    Will Hatcher and Bruce McDonald on "The Public Affairs Faculty Manual"

    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.
    References from the Episode:

    William Hatcher, Wesley L. Meares, and Victoria Gordeon. (2017). The Capacity and Constraints of Small MPA Programs: A Survey of Program Directors.
    Bruce D. McDonald and William Hatcher. (2020). The Public Affairs Faculty Manual: A Guide to the Effective Management of Public Affairs Programs.

    Subscribe to Academics of PA today! New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter: @AcademicsofPA
    Follow the hosts on Twitter:
    Bruce McDonald: @academicpiracy
    William Hatcher: @ProfHat
    Josie Schafer: @SchaferJosie
    Staci Zavattaro: @StaciwithaZ

    • 33 min
    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

    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.
    References from the Episode:
    Julian Christensen, Lene Aaroe, Martin Baekgaard, Pamela Herd, Donald P. Moynihan. (2019). Human Capital and Administrative Burden: The Role of Cognitive Resources in Citizen-State Interactions.
    Mark S. Granovetter. (1977). The Strength of Weak Ties.
    Pamela Herd, et al. (2019). Genes, Gender Inequality, and Educational Attainment.
    Subscribe to Academics of PA today! New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter: @AcademicsofPA
    Follow the hosts on Twitter:
    Bruce McDonald: @academicpiracy
    William Hatcher: @ProfHat
    Josie Schafer: @SchaferJosie

    • 57 min
    Alasdair Roberts on Intellectual History, Temporal Horizons, and Writing Books

    Alasdair Roberts on Intellectual History, Temporal Horizons, and Writing Books

    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.
    References from the Episode:
    Alasdair Roberts. (2020). Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century.
    Subscribe to Academics of PA today! New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    Follow the podcast on Facebook and Twitter: @AcademicsofPA
    Follow the hosts on Twitter:
    Bruce McDonald: @academicpiracy
    William Hatcher: @ProfHat
    Josie Schafer: @SchaferJosie

    • 56 min

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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