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2012 – 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

American University School of Public Affairs

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Contents Message from the Dean


Looking Behind and Ahead




Tumultuous “Occupy” Year Yields Rich Data


Study Sheds Light on Why Women Don’t Run for Office


Urban Development in Cairo Continues with Ford Grant


Substance Abuse Assistance Program Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Department of Justice




Undergrads Confront the Complexity of Crafting Global Environmental Agreement


AU Mock Trial Team Reaches New Heights


SPA Students Drive Social Action as Part of Leadership Program


Senior Executives Excel in Key Leadership Programs


Mid-Career Professionals Focus on Change in Organization Development Program


Programs And Outreach


Levine Lecture Discusses “Public Service Motivation”


Justice for Youth Summit Addresses Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth


SPA Partners with Presidential Libraries “First Ladies” Series: Tales from the East Wing



Roger W. Jones Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Service


Spa and Consortium Explore Solutions to Caribbean Gang Violence


Political Theory Institute’s Year of Debate and Scholarship


Campaign Management Institute Celebrates Three Decades of Innovative Political Training


Symposium Explores Legacy of Public Administration Scholar John Rohr




Honors, Awards, and Appointments


Selected Student Awards


About Spa


SPA Degree and Certificate Programs


SPA Research Centers and Institutes


Graduate Admissions at a Glance


Top Undergraduate Feeder Schools


Dean’s Advisory Council




Faculty Fall 2013


Selected Scholarship



Message from the Dean American University’s School of Public Affairs is a place where knowledge meets action. By joining scholars and practitioners around society’s most pressing concerns, SPA creates a vibrant dynamic: scholars gain insights from practice that shape research, and practitioners draw on SPA’s knowledge to enhance their work. This synergy enables SPA to drive transformational progress in policy, politics, and public administration. Teaching at SPA is a powerful outgrowth of our research, as we prepare the next generation for leadership. At the crux of our innovative curriculum are the latest technology, project-based instruction, and a wealth of internships in Washington, D.C. Midcareer executives can also take classes through specially tailored programs. SPA thrives because we attract talented, ambitious, and focused students who are quick to apply their knowledge and skills to the real world. Our contribution to practice includes a powerful faculty presence in D.C., whether providing Congressional testimony, serving on task forces, accepting prestigious policy appointments, or engaging with think tanks. Each activity draws from AU’s connection to our city and carves a unique path to influence. Recent SPA achievements have been extraordinary. We have hit high notes in research, teaching, and public leadership in multiple fields. And we plan even more. With an ambitious strategic plan in place, our research will be more relevant, our teaching more creative, and our reach more visible. Our faculty will grow this year within the school’s new thematic research emphasis areas of health policy, security policy, and urban or metropolitan governance. The addition of these individuals to our already world-class faculty will sharpen our focus by creating clusters of expertise to propel collaborative work and advance the institution. I hope you enjoy reviewing all that SPA has accomplished in the past two years. I am sure you will agree that the SPA network is robust and ambitious. I encourage you to stay tuned; there is more to come.

Barbara S. Romzek Dean, School of Public Affairs American University


Looking Behind and Ahead With a mission to shape the political arena via diverse research and educational programs, SPA aspires to be recognized as a premier national and international leader in public affairs. The shared vision for the school is to create knowledge through research, prepare public service leaders, and influence public policy. SPA seeks to identify and leverage both schoolwide strength and our location and connections to our nation’s capital to influence both academic and practitioner audiences.

As dean of SPA for nearly a decade, William LeoGrande solidified SPA’s position as a leading school of public affairs in the United States. Full-time faculty increased from 51 to 71, and executive education programs were developed and lauded nationally. LeoGrande’s recent appointment to associate vice provost for academic affairs will focus on 7

adjunct faculty and union representation issues.

Research SPA faculty and students offer creative approaches to the ideas and issues central to democratic governance, advancing new and effective solutions to today’s critical problems.


Professors Jennifer Lawless and Eric Hershberg participate on a panel discussion about the 2012 presidential election. 9

Tumultuous “Occupy” Year Yields Rich Data Doctoral students surveyed occupiers in Washington, D.C., and more than 300 Occupy Wall Street participants in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. They found a strong relationship between people’s willingness to use violence against the police and the extent to which participants viewed the police behaving fairly. With Maguire’s network of academic colleagues across the country, additional Occupy sites were surveyed through research partnerships with Sam Houston State University and San Francisco State University, in conjunction with University of California–Berkeley and with Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety.

The Occupy Wall Street and Occupy D.C. movements

The first part of Maguire’s research focused on the occupiers’

provided an opportunity for Ed Maguire, professor

perspectives. Maguire has also received a $400,000 grant from the

in the Department of Justice, Law and Society,

Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

to observe protestors and police in action. For a

(COPS) to examine how U.S. police agencies have responded to the

criminologist interested in how the police and legal

Occupy movement.

authorities handle protestors, “The Occupy Movement provided a nice laboratory to look at interactions between the police and protestors,” said Maguire. “We designed a study examining the way protestors perceive police and legal authority.”


Study Sheds Light on Why Women Don’t Run for Office Despite the attention the media devote to high-level female political figures, such as Michele Bachmann, Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin, a new study conducted by Jennifer L. Lawless, SPA professor of government and director of the Women and Politics Institute, and Richard L. Fox, professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University, reveals a continued and substantial gender gap in political ambition among both Democrats and Republicans. In their new report, “Men Rule: The Continued Under-Representation of Women in U.S. Politics,” Lawless—a 2006 candidate for Congress seeking the Democratic nomination in Rhode Island’s second district— and Fox detail the results of a survey of nearly 4,000 lawyers, business leaders, educators, and political activists, all of whom are well situated to run for office. Even with the emergence of high-profile women in politics over the past 10 years, the authors found that the gap between women and men’s interest in running for office is the same today as it was a decade ago. The seven factors identified by the report as contributing to that gender gap range from women’s perceptions of an electoral environment that is highly competitive and biased against female candidates to the reality that women are still less likely than men to receive encouragement and support to throw their hats into the ring.


Urban Development in Cairo Continues with Ford Grant In recent years, Egypt has experienced upheaval,

Tadamun’s field work and case studies demonstrate the possibilities of

revolution, and, some say, the beginning of political

community-driven development and public-private partnerships in the


current political context in Egypt and challenge the common assumption among Egyptians that the government is the sole provider of solutions to

Among those who are watching—and studying—is SPA Professor

urban challenges.

Diane Singerman, one of the world’s foremost experts on urban politics in Egypt. Singerman has written or edited four books about

“In the United States, we have many different levels of governance such as

the North African nation. In 2012, she was awarded a $420,000

zoning boards, town councils, county government, boards of education,

grant from the Ford Foundation to fund the second phase of an

state government, and public hearings where citizens can have a voice

interdisciplinary project, which seeks to promote more equitable,

in planning their communities and deliberating about policies,” says

accountable, inclusive, and transparent urban governance and

Singerman. “In Egypt, this kind of public participation was seen as too

development in the Greater Cairo area. Singerman and her colleagues

threatening, but since the revolution in 2011 people are mobilizing and

at American University have been exploring lessons from housing

demanding more accountable, accessible, and responsive governance.”

activism, participatory urban development initiatives, and local

During this phase of the project, Tadamun will be launching a coalition

governance in other countries that have experienced a populist

of community members, professionals, and organizations to help further

uprising and transition from authoritarian rule and authoritarian

citizen participation in Cairo and help drive government reform at the

planning paradigms.

local level. •Workers pave a street in the Mit `Uqba neighborhood of Cairo with

Singerman’s partners in Cairo—a group of professional architects,

assistance from the Tadamun initiative, which Singerman helps to lead.

planners, and social scientists on the Tadamun project—use public

Photo by TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative, 2013

seminars, policy alerts, social media, and community workshops to create a direct link in the public consciousness between urban and environmental rights, democracy, and citizenship.


Associate professor and comparativist Diane Singerman studies political change from below and urban politics. Her work focuses on the Middle East—mainly Egypt—and examines the formal and informal sides of politics, gender, social movements, globalization, public space, 13

protest, local politics, and urban development.

Substance Abuse Assistance Program Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Department of Justice SPA’s Justice Programs Office (JPO) received a

JPO provides technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training

$1.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of

services to domestic and foreign government agencies and organizations

Justice to continue its Drug Court Clearinghouse

in the area of justice system operations. JPO projects address a wide

and Technical Assistance Project (DCCTAP). DCCTAP

range of policy, program, resource, and operational issues relating to

provides research support and on-site training and

the administration of justice, coordination of public programs, and the

technical assistance for approximately 350 courts

delivery of judicial, social, and related services. The office, affiliated with

around the country that are planning, implementing,

the Department of Justice, Law and Society, has completed more than

or expanding programs of judicially supervised

1,500 projects.

treatment for nonviolent, substance-abusing offenders

*Caroline Cooper, director of JPO, meeting with judges during the 2013

in lieu of traditional adjudication.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference.

The project also publishes resource documents on creative and evidencebased practices in the conduct of drug court programs, develops training curricula for programs to adapt, publishes an annual update on case law relevant to the operations of drug court programs, and maintains a clearinghouse of domestic and international materials on drug court operations, evaluation methods, and results.



Students SPA students excel in scholarship and service, achieving honors and meeting the challenge of leadership both in the classroom and in the field. Tomorrow’s leaders are on AU’s campus today.



Undergrads Confront the Complexity of Crafting Global Environmental Agreement SPA students want to be leaders who solve

and then negotiated over a two-week period. They were asked to

problems. Students in Todd Eisenstadt’s

represent their countries’ constraints on reaching an agreement as

Comparative Environmental Politics class

well as their own desires to negotiate an accord.

managed to craft a successor agreement to the

Dan Hubbell, a senior political science major who represented

Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty that set

Switzerland, found the final proposal “painfully watered down” but

binding targets for the industrialized countries

was ultimately satisfied with what he gained from the experience.

to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Of the

“The simulation took a semester’s worth of work and time to

191 nations that have signed and ratified the

orchestrate, but it was worth every second of it. I found a great

protocol, the United States is the only remaining

deal of satisfaction in watching the deal take shape and crafting

signatory not to have ratified the agreement.

something approaching a solution.”

The class introduced students to the complex matrix of factors that

*Todd Eisenstadt, professor, Department of Government, with students

every nation must consider in crafting its environmental policy, from the difficult trade-offs between short- and long-term benefits to a country’s self-interest versus the interests of the planet. The simulation also gave students hands-on training in negotiations, policy writing, political strategy, and other key skills. As part of the class, the students were assigned country delegations to represent. They researched their countries, wrote memos and talking points,



AU Mock Trial Team Reaches New Heights teams exist around the country. In 2013, nearly 500 of these teams competed in regional tournaments. Of those 500, 192 teams, including two from AU, advanced from the regional tournaments to National Championship rounds. Over the course of the season, the team garnered 33 team and individual awards, sending AUMT to the national championships. AUMT won big at the Columbia University Big Apple Invitational, placing first and besting previous national champions Harvard, Maryland, Virginia, Duke, Miami, and Yale. In April 2013, for the first time in university

AU Mock Trial (AUMT), an undergraduate team

history, the team competed at the national championships. This best-

hosted by SPA, excelled in 2013 to become one of

ever season culminated with a team honorable mention and an

the top 25 of 700 teams in the nation. Coached by

All-American attorney award for senior Eric Fleddermann.

Assistant Professor Jessica Waters, with assistance from career litigator Don Martin, AUMT competed in

AUMT offers an opportunity for students to hone skills in presentation,

seven invitationals, two regional tournaments, and the

critical thinking, and collaboration through a simulated courtroom

opening round National Championships in Memphis.

experience. In the 2013-14 season, Don Martin will become the team’s

To give some context for the magnitude of this

head coach with Jessica Waters serving as academic director.

achievement, approximately 700 college mock trial


SPA Students Drive Social Action as Part of Leadership Program The SPA Leadership Program offers outstanding undergraduates in SPA the opportunity to make a difference in many ways. The numbers add up for the 24 graduating seniors in the Leadership Program (LP): 32 social action projects addressing community concerns, 83 internships, and more than 14,000 hours of volunteer service. These students in SPA’s four-year undergraduate leadership development program distinguished themselves and served their communities. In addition, employers took note of their talents: seven students and

At AU’s 2012 commencement, several LP seniors were recognized

alumni have served as White House interns recently, and countless more

with the President’s Award, the Outstanding Service to the University

engaged in public service roles across Washington, D.C. Launched in

Community Award, and three other student honors. LP students also

1990, the LP offers undergraduates the knowledge, skills, and experience

garnered national recognition. In 2012 LP students earned a Public

to prepare them for leadership roles in public service. Their study of

Policy and International Affairs Fellowship, and Udall and Keller

leadership theories and practices in the classroom helps them have an

scholarships; two students were selected as national finalists for the

impact on the challenging issues of our times.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


Senior Executives Excel in Key Leadership Programs For nearly 40 years, the Key Executive Leadership Programs have been challenging good managers to become extraordinary leaders by developing the skills necessary to implement public policy. Through its certificate programs, as well as the only accredited

Administration, the Government Accountability Office, the

Executive MPA degree program in the nation, the Key Programs

Department of the Interior, the Department of Homeland

develop passionate, influential leaders who act with authenticity

Security, and the Office of the Inspector General.

and integrity.

In August 2012, Key conducted a certificate program for

Enrollment in the Key Programs during FY 2012-13 was

Vietnamese senior executives and is now pursuing global

close to 500 students, representing agencies including the

leadership development program opportunities with Colombia,

United States Department of Agriculture, the Social Security

Nigeria, Israel, South Africa, Iraq, and Brazil. Each summer, Key

Administration, the General Accountability Office, the Office

MPA students have the opportunity to complete one of their

of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense, the

course requirements in Brussels, Belgium.

Environmental Protection Agency, the Transportation Security


Midcareer Professionals Focus on Change in Organization Development Program AU’s Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) was launched through a 30-year partnership between the university and the NTL Institute, a membership organization committed to systems change, personal growth, and social justice. MSOD students learn to direct change, helping mid-career

The curriculum emphasizes the foundations of theory and

professionals add to their leadership skills. The program

practice in the OD tradition of change, including international

is taught by scholar-practitioner faculty with international

residencies. Student teams studied cultural competence and

reputations in the field of OD education.

consulted with seven client systems in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012.

MSOD graduates are distinguished by their ability to work successfully within complex organizations facing rapid change.

MSOD has been recognized with the Organization Development

More than 1,400 AU MSOD alumni work in the corporate,

Network’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and the

government, and non-profit sectors and provide a powerful

Segal-Seashore Fellowship and is a founding member of the

network for current students as they advance in their

Organization Development Education Association.

OD-related careers.


Programs and Outreach SPA partners with leading organizations— including state and federal agencies and nonprofit groups—to present compelling forums that explore and present meaningful solutions to today’s most challenging issues.


Then senior administration officials Lisa Jackson (EPA administrator), Tom Vilsack (Agriculture secretary), John Bryson (Commerce secretary), and Ron Kirk (U.S. trade representative), speak at the Technology Market Summit in 2012. 25

Levine Lecture Discusses “Public Service Motivation” James L. Perry, Distinguished Professor of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, delivered the fourth annual Charles H. Levine Memorial Lecture in Public Administration and Policy in April 2012. The lecture was created to honor the contributions of Charles Levine, one of the most influential scholars in public management and a champion of the public service. Levine was the school’s first distinguished professor, a position he held until he passed away in 1988. Levine was as devoted to his students as he was to his field. His famous love of mentoring is one of the reasons the Levine lecture is followed by conferral of the department’s annual PhD student research award.

*Associate Professor David Pitts presents Katie M. Vinopal, SPA/ PhD ’16, with the 2013 Charles H. Levine Doctoral Student Research Paper Award at the Fourth Annual Charles H. Levine Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony.


Justice for Youth Summit Addresses Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth Every year in the United States, an estimated 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. In 23 states, children as young as age seven can be prosecuted and tried in adult court, thereby deprived of the critical rehabilitation services the juvenile court system was established to provide for youth who have become involved with criminal activity. To involve Millennials in the youth justice movement and garner support to cut youth incarceration by 2015, SPA’s Justice Programs Office (JPO) hosted the Justice for Youth Summit, in partnership with the Campaign for Youth Justice. The action-oriented daylong conference offered both personal and expert perspectives on youth justice issues with thoughtprovoking plenaries, panels, and a photo exhibit.


SPA Partners with Presidential Libraries “First Ladies” Series: Tales From the East Wing Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush offered

directors and national archivist David Ferriero, who proposed taking

an intimate look at life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

McBride’s show on the road. “We wanted each of the Texas conferences

at a conference cosponsored by SPA. “First Ladies:

to highlight different perspectives of a first lady’s position, but the anchor

An Enduring Vision” was the second in a series of

would be a conversation between Laura and Barbara Bush, who hold a

conferences at Texas’ three presidential libraries.

unique place in history, having lived through each other’s role as first lady,” explained McBride. A third conference focused on Lady Bird Johnson;

Moderated by presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer

it was held at the LBJ Library. The most recent conference took place in

Doris Kearns Goodwin, the discussion was one of four panels that

April 2013, focused on Betty Ford, and was held at the Gerald R. Ford

explored life in the East Wing and the influence of first ladies throughout

Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

history. Speakers included historians, former social secretaries to Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Barbara and Laura Bush, and a trio of White

“People are intrigued by the one person who is closest to the

House photographers.

most powerful person on Earth,” said McBride. “It’s an honor to help tell their story.”

The first ladies series is the brainchild of Anita McBride, executive in

*Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush were featured in the

residence in the Department of Government and former chief of staff

“America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy” conferences in 2011–2013.

to Laura Bush. McBride organized the inaugural event, “The Legacies of America’s First Ladies,” at AU’s Katzen Arts Center in March 2011. Among those attending in 2011 were 12 of the 13 presidential library


Anita B. McBride is executive in residence at SPA’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. She directs programming and national conferences on the legacies of America’s first ladies and their historical influence on politics, policy, and global diplomacy. McBride previously served as assistant to President George W. Bush and chief 29

of staff to First Lady Laura Bush from 2005 to 2009.


Roger W. Jones Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Service American University’s School of Public Affairs presented its 2012 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership to Thomas L. Mesenbourg Jr., acting director, U.S. Census Bureau; and David Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer, U.S. Department of Defense. “The superior leadership demonstrated by Thomas L. Mesenbourg and David Wennergren has led to the improved quality of government services to Americans. Additionally, they have guided the careers of the next generation of federal employees, assuring that the high performance they exemplify will carry forward into the future,” said SPA Dean Barbara Romzek. “They epitomize dedication to public service, and we challenge our students to strive to emulate these two outstanding individuals as they embark on their future careers.” Former U.S. Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK), who currently serves as vice president at the Aspen Institute and is the author of the recently published The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans delivered the keynote address, “How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans.” Since 1978, the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership has recognized public servants in the federal government whose careers are marked by extraordinary effectiveness in organizational development and a strong commitment to training and educating managers and executives. *Dean Romzek with award winners, nominators, and keynote speaker at the 2012 Roger W. Jones event.


SPA and Consortium Explore Solutions to Caribbean Gang Violence Charles Katz of Arizona State University and SPA Professor Ed Maguire shared key findings from the pair’s six-year research project in Trinidad, where they studied 10 gangs in four Trinidadian neighborhoods that were hotspots for violent crime. The researchers found that rationales for violence greatly varied, indicating that theories of “root causes” of gang violence (i.e., poverty or the drug trade) were not acknowledged motivations for gang violence. In Trinidad, gang members killed people for reasons such as perceived disrespect, territory, disputes about money or girls, retaliation, internal power struggles, or revenge for providing information to police.

Imagine living in a neighborhood with 53 gang-

Anthony Harriott of the University of the West Indies–Mona Campus

related homicides in a single year—none solved.

also gave a firsthand account of the situation in Jamaica, where

Eighty-six percent of your neighbors report having

skyrocketing rates of violence over the last decade are associated with

heard gunshots in the past month, but police are of

gangs and organized crime.

little help. In February 2012, SPA hosted the InterUniversity Consortium for Caribbean Gang Research

The automatic assumption that gang violence originates from the

to engage diplomats, policy makers, and U.S. and

drug trade, “causes us to put in place solutions that don’t work,” said

Caribbean researchers in a dialogue about the causes

Maguire. “Inaccurate assumptions can lead us to adopt solutions that

and potential responses to rampant gang crime and

make the problem even worse.”

violence throughout much of the Caribbean.


Political Theory Institute’s Year of Debate and Scholarship The Political Theory Institute is SPA’s newest research center. It is dedicated to the serious study of the great questions of political theory. Its programs reveal how theory guides and informs election year issues and other important topics. In 2012 PTI presented these issues in lively programs: PTI’s Political Theory Colloquium Lecture Series featured prominent speakers and leading scholars from across the nation. New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks presented “Human Beings as Social Animals: The Natural Basis of Sympathy, Culture, and Character.”

PTI’s inaugural conference, “Whither American Education?,”

Other guest speakers addressed the compassion and the promise

featured the nation’s top thinkers on education policy, including a

of democracy, Nietzsche’s science of souls, the problem of trust in

former president of St. John’s College, the CEO of the KIPP charter

democracies, the Civil War’s legacy for political theory, and the

schools, top academics, and former cabinet officials in the Reagan

influences of Plato and Shakespeare in political theory.

and Clinton administrations.

Janus Forum, PTI’s student-organized debates, brought to campus prominent intellectuals with diverse points of view for vibrant discourse. Debates included “Are the Benefits of American Global Leadership Worth the Costs?” featuring Christopher Preble (Cato Institute) v. Jamie Fly (Foreign Policy Initiative) and “How Should You Vote?” featuring William Kristol (pictured right, The Weekly Standard) v. William Galston (pictured left, Brookings Institution).


Campaign Management Institute Celebrates Three Decades of Innovative Political Training Three decades strong, the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) offers a nationally recognized program designed to train individuals for participation in local, state, and federal political campaigns. Developed and taught by strategists from the Republican and Democratic parties, national campaign consultants, and political scientists, this intensive two-week program serves as a valuable foundation for political activists and campaign managers. Directed by Dr. Candice J. Nelson (pictured bottom-right), the institute comprehensively covers campaign techniques, strategy, and tactics with an emphasis on recent technological developments. Participants have the opportunity to develop their expertise by utilizing the extensive personnel and organizational resources in Washington, D.C.


Symposium Explores Legacy of Public Administration Scholar John Rohr SPA’s Department of Public Administration and Policy attracted faculty from across the country and Australia to explore the life, legacy, and contributions of public administration scholar John Rohr (1934–2011). A founding member of the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech University, Rohr was the author of seven books, a Fulbright Scholar, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration’s annual Distinguished Research Award, and the prestigious Dwight Waldo Award for contributions to the literature and leadership of public administration. His work contributed to the concept of public service ethics, the significance of regime values in public administrative management, and comparative constitutional analysis. The Rohr symposium, which was organized by faculty members David Rosenbloom and Stephanie Newbold, is part of an SPA tradition of exploring intellectual giants in the field of public administration. In 2003, SPA hosted a conference on Dwight Waldo, scholar and author of the classic work The Administrative State. Papers presented at this symposium were subsequently published in Revisiting Waldo’s Administrative State (Georgetown University Press, 2006), edited by SPA professors Howard McCurdy and David Rosenbloom.


Honors SPA faculty and students continue to receive recognition by peer scholars and prestigious policy groups for their achievements in scholarship and research.



Honors, Awards, and Appointments - faculty Richard Bennett, professor, received a 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award for significant contributions to the professional development of students and colleagues from the Academy of Criminal Justice Science.

Assistant Professor Adrienne LeBas was named a New Voice in the Social Sciences by the Social Science Research Council.

The American Society for Public Administration awarded Robert Durant professor, with the 2012 Dwight Waldo Award. The American Political Science Association awarded him the 2013 John Gaus Award and Lectureship to recognize his contributions to public administration and political science.

John Marvel, SPA/PhD ’11, received the 2012 Emerging Scholar Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Professor Todd Eisenstadt received the 2012 Van Cott Award from the Political Institutions section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), for Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements.

Assistant Professor Taryn Morrisey was appointed as senior advisor, Office of Human Services Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Assistant Professor Lewis Faulk received dissertation awards in 2012 from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Academy of Management, and the American Political Science Association.

The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) presented David H. Rosenbloom, distinguished professor, with its 2012 Leslie Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Honors, Awards, and Appointments - students The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action awarded third-year doctoral student Javier Bronfman a fellowship for the 2012 Ronald Coase Institute, an annual workshop in institutional analysis.

Adjunct Instructor and SPA/PhD Candidate Michael Hayes received the 2013-14 Emerging Scholars Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action chose second-year doctoral student Mandi Janis as a 2012 emerging scholar.

Deon T. Jones, SPA/BA ’14, was named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar. The scholarship provides support for students pursuing careers in government or non-profit organizations.

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action named doctoral candidate Jaclyn Schede Piatak as a 2012 doctoral fellow.

Stephen Bronskill, SPA/BA ’13, received AU’s President’s Award, the university’s highest undergraduate honor.

William Resh, SPA/PhD ’11, received two national awards for his dissertation, “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations,” one of which was the 2012 award for the best dissertation in public and nonprofit management from the Academy of Management.


About SPA Founded nearly 80 years ago and building upon a legacy of learning and service, SPA offers unmatched opportunities to participate in the policy process. The top-ranked school pairs access to Washington with groundbreaking research on the impact of law, justice, politics, and governance on public policies.



SPA Degree and Certificate Programs Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, Government)

MA in Political Science

Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies

BA in Politics, Policy, and Law (Three-Year Curriculum)

MS in Justice, Law and Society

BA in Political Science Minor in Political Science BA in Justice and Law BA in Law and Society Minor in Justice Minor in Law and Society Minor in Public Administration and Policy BA/MS in Justice, Law and Society BA/MPA BA/MPP

MA in Political Communication

MS/JD in Justice, Law and Society Master of Public Administration (MPA) MPA in Key Executive Leadership MPA/JD

Undergraduate Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership Graduate Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Organizational Change Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

MPA/LLM Master of Public Policy (MPP) MPP/JD

Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management Graduate Certificate in Public Management

MPP/LLM MS in Organization Development (MSOD) PhD in Political Science PhD in Justice, Law and Society PhD in Public Administration


Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis Key Executive Certificate Programs

SPA Research Centers and Institutes Research centers and institutes within the School of Public

The Center for Environmental Policy aims to improve the nation’s ability to

Affairs draw on the scholarship and expertise of SPA faculty.

address environmental challenges through effective governance.

These centers offer scholarly collaboration and exchange in

The Political Theory Institute encourages the serious study of the great questions

the areas of politics, campaigns, environmental issues, public

of political theory and brings the insights of political theorists to bear on current

administration and policy, justice, and more. Their work is

issues and events.

shared with the AU and Washington communities, as well as across the nation.

The Middle East Studies Center offers a range of programs and initiatives focused on issues of concern to this region.

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies provides an integrated teaching, research, and study program focusing on Congress and the presidency

The Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation is a unique forum

and the interactions of these two basic American institutions.

where all stakeholders in the public policy implementation system can work together on a continuing basis to create compelling results for the public.

The Women and Politics Institute provides academic training to young women that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates

The Center for Public Finance Research offers research and education in public

research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges

budgeting and finance, public financial management, public economics, and

women face in the political arena.

benefit-cost analysis from local to international levels.

The Justice Programs Office supports SPA’s mission of applying the tools of

The Center for Democracy and Election Management provides education,

scholarship and professionalism to the design and management of public programs

research, and public engagement on the full range of democracy issues in the

in law and criminal justice.

United States and the world.

The Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research serves as a bridge between the academic and policy worlds, advancing scholarly research that addresses pressing issues and concerns.





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61% female

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Dean’s Advisory Council Pamela Deese, Chair

Charles P. Griffin

Partner Arent Fox LLP

Chief Executive Officer Custom Scoop

Gina Adams

James Hill

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs FedEx Corporation

Managing Director Morgan Stanley

Ken C. Biberaj

Gary M. Jacobs

Vice President and Spokesperson RTR Funding Group Inc.

Managing Director, Health Advisory Practice PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

L. Thomas Block

Robert W. Johnson

Former Senior Vice President, Government Affairs J. P. Morgan Chase and Co.

Chief Attorney, Environmental and Safety ExxonMobil Corp.

John Boyer

Elizabeth Kellar

Chairman, Board of Directors Federal Services MAXIMUS Inc.

Deputy Executive Director International City/County Management Association

Theodore N. Carter

Betsy Mangone

Executive Managing Director CB Richard Ellis

Former Vice President Denver Foundation

Stephen M. Daoust

Katherine Pringle

Vice President, Legal Contracts and Compliance Iridium Communications Inc.

Partner, Litigation Department Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman LLP

Robert Engel

David Rosenberg

Vice President, Domestic Policy American Automotive Policy Council Inc.

President The Rosenberg Foundation

Betsy Fischer

Gwendolyn Sykes

Executive Producer, Meet the Press NBC Universal

Chief Financial Officer U.S. Secret Service

Edward Goldberg

Nancy E. Tate

President Annisa Group

Executive Director League of Women Voters


Chair of the Dean’s Council Pamela Deese (center), and SPA Dean Barbara Romzek meet with students during a recent reception.


Faculty SPA faculty are committed to shaping contemporary public affairs, politics, and policy through their innovative research and teaching.


Professor Jon Gould and Professor Robert Durant at SPA’s schoolwide planning session.


Faculty Fall 2013 Distinguished Faculty

Associate Professors

David Rosenbloom, University Distinguished Professor, Public Administration and Policy

Lynn Addington, Justice, Law and Society

James Thurber, Distinguished Professor, Government

David Fagelson, Justice, Law and Society

Karen O’Connor, Helfat Distinguished Professor, Government

Katherine Farquhar, Public Administration and Policy

Anna Amirkhanyan, Public Administration and Policy

Alison Jacknowitz, Public Administration and Policy

Professors Scott Bass, Provost, Public Administration and Policy Richard Bennett, Justice, Law and Society Daniel Dreisbach, Justice, Law and Society Robert Durant, Public Administration and Policy Todd Eisenstadt, Government Brian Forst, Justice, Law and Society Jon Gould, Justice, Law and Society Eric Hershberg, Government Gregg Ivers, Government Robert Johnson, Justice, Law and Society Cornelius Kerwin, President, Public Administration and Policy Laura Langbein, Public Administration and Policy

Jocelyn Johnston, Public Administration and Policy Douglas Klusmeyer, Justice, Law and Society Ruth Lane, Government Alan Levine, Government Daniel Mullins, Public Administration and Policy Saul Newman, Government David Pitts, Public Administration and Policy Joanne Savage, Justice, Law and Society Diane Singerman, Government Patricia Sykes, Government Steven Taylor, Government Joseph Young, Justice, Law and Society

Jennifer Lawless, Government

Assistant Professors

Jan Leighley, Government

Bill Davies, Justice, Law and Society

William LeoGrande, Government

Lewis Faulk, Public Administration and Policy

David Lublin, Government

Seth Gershenson, Public Administration and Policy

Edward Maguire, Justice, Law and Society

Bradley Hardy, Public Administration and Policy

Howard McCurdy, Public Administration and Policy

Adrienne LeBas, Government

Candice Nelson, Government

Jie Lu, Government

Barbara Romzek, SPA Dean, Public Administration and Policy

Thomas Merrill, Government

Jeremy Shiffman, Public Administration and Policy

Taryn Morrissey, Public Administration and Policy Stephanie Newbold, Public Administration and Policy Edmund Stazyk, Public Administration and Policy Stephen Tankel, Justice, Law and Society Matthew Wright, Government Antoine Yoshinaka, Government


Instructional faculty

In Residence

Tricia Bacon, Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law and Society Carl Barnes, Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law and Society

Karen Baehler, Scholar in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Chana Barron, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Society

Dante Chinni, Practitioner in Residence, Government

Brad Bartholomew, Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law and Society

Daniel Fiorino, Distinguished Executive in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Caroline Cooper, Research Professor, Justice, Law and Society,

Odelia Funke, Executive in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Kathleen Courtney, Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law and Society Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, Assistant Professor, Government

Patrick Malone, Executive in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor, Government G. Borden Flanagan, Assistant Professor, Government Robert Garrow, Assistant Professor, Government

Robert Marshak, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Susan Glover, Assistant Professor, Government

Anita McBride, Executive in Residence, Government

Jennifer Gumbrewicz, Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law and Society

Constance Morella, Ambassador in Residence, Government

Sarah Houser, Professorial Lecturer, Government

Robert Tobias, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Marguerite Jimenez, Professorial Lecturer, Public Administration and Policy

Ruth Zaplin, Executive in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Nicholas Kahn, Instructor, Public Administration and Policy Kathryn Kozey, Instructor, Justice, Law and Society


Margaret Marr, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Society Jane Palmer, Professorial Lecturer, Public Administration and Policy

Christine DeGregorio, Associate Professor Emerita, Government

Daniel Puskin, Professorial Lecturer, Public Administration and Policy

Deirdre Golash, Associate Professor Emerita, Justice, Law and Society

Daniel Reed, Assistant Professor, Government Jeffrey Schaler, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Society Elizabeth Sherman, Assistant Professor, Government

Harvey Lieber, Associate Professor Emeritus in Residence, Public Administration and Policy

Laura Sullivan, Professorial Lecturer, Public Administration and Policy

Rita Simon*, Professor Emerita, Justice, Law and Society

Joseph Trotter, Research Professor, Justice, Law and Society *deceased

Sonja Walti, Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Policy Jessica Waters, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Society


Selected Scholarship Faculty inform and influence ideas and action in their fields through books and monographs, journals, chapters, and other scholarly works.



Books 2012 Davies, Bill. 2012. Resisting the European Court of Justice: Germany’s Confrontation with European Law 1949-1979. London: Cambridge University Press. Durant, Robert F. 2012. Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Durant, Robert F. and Durant, J. R. 2012. Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group. Gould, Jon. 2012. How to Succeed in College While Really Trying: A Professor’s Inside Advice. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. Cameron, M. A., Hershberg, Eric, and Sharpe, K. 2012. Nuevas instituciones de democracia participativa en America Latina: Voz y consecuencia. Mexico: FLACSO Mexico. Translated 2012. New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence. PalgraveMacmillan.

Langbein, Laura Irwin. 2012. Public Program Evaluation: A Statistical Guide, 2nd Edition. Armonk, NY: Sharpe M.E. Inc.

Thurber, James A. and Nelson, Candice J. 2013. Campaigns and Elections American Style, 4th Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

O’Connor, Karen, Larry Sabato, and Alixandra B. Yanus. 2012. American Government: Roots and Reform. (2012 Election Edition) NY: Pearson.


2013 Klusmeyer, Douglas and Papademetriou, D. 2013. Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation. (EBook Edition) New York and London: Berghahn Books. Leighley, Jan and Nagler, J. 2013. Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality and Turnout in the United States. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Rosenbloom, David H., Norma Riccucci, Katherine C. Naff, and Siegrun Fox Freyss. 2013. Personnel Management in Government: Politics and Process, 7th Edition. Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis. Thurber, James A. (Editor). 2013. Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, 5th Edition. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.


Addington, Lynn and Perumean-Chaney, S. “Intimate Partner Violence: What Separates the Men from the Women for Victimizations Reported to Police,” Homicide Studies. Dreisbach, Daniel L. and Hall, M. D. Faith and the Founders of the American Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Edelson, Chris. Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. Rosenbloom, David H. Federal Service and the Constitution, 2nd Edition. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. Rosenbloom, David H., Kravchuk, R. and Clerkin, R. Public Administration: Understanding Management, Politics, and Law in the Public Sector. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Refereed Journal Articles 2012 Amirkhanyan, Anna, Kim, J. and Lambright, K. 2012. “Closer than ‘Arm’s Length’: Understanding the Factors Influencing the Development of Collaborative Contracting Relationships,” American Review of Public Administration. Cooper, Caroline S. 2012. “Failure in the Context of Substance User Interventions: Drug Treatment Courts,” Substance Use and Misuse . Davies, Bill. 2012. “Pushing Back: What Happens When Member States Resist the ECJ: A MultiModal Approach to the History of European Law,” Contemporary European History. Davies, Bill and Rasmussen, M. 2012. “Toward a New History of European Law: An Introduction,” in Contemporary European History. Durant, Robert F. and Legge, Jr., J. S. 2012. “Stem Cell Research, Regulatory Regimes, and the ‘Calculus of Consent’ in the European Union: A Test of Three Hypotheses,” Public Organization Review. Faulk, Lewis, Edwards, L. H., Lewis, G. B. and McGinnis, J. A. 2012. “An Analysis of Gender Pay Disparity in the Nonprofit Sector: An Outcome of Labor Motivation or Gendered Jobs?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Fiorino, Daniel. 2012. “Matching Solutions to Problems: Strategies for Nanotechnology Oversight,” Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology. Gershenson, Seth. 2012. “How Do Substitute Teachers Substitute? An Empirical Analysis of Substitute Teacher Labor Supply,” Economics of Education Review. Gould, Jon. 2012. “Mind the Gap: The Place of Gap Studies in Sociolegal Scholarship,” Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Johnson, Robert. 2012. “Thoughts on Convict Criminology,” Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. Johnston, Jocelyn M. and Girth, Amanda M. 2012. “Government Contracts and ‘Managing the Market’: Exploring the Costs of Strategic Management Responses to Weak Vendor Competition,” Administration and Society. Girth, Amanda H., Johnston, Jocelyn M. and Warner, M. 2012. “Outsourcing Public Service Delivery: Management Responses in Noncompetitive Markets,” Public Administration Review. Lu, Jie. 2012. “Varieties of Electoral Institutions in China’s Grassroots Democracy: Cross-Section and Longitudinal Evidence from Rural China,” China Quarterly. Lublin, David. 2012. “Dispersing Authority or Deepening Divisions? Decentralization and Ethno regional Party Success,” The Journal of Politics.


Kuhns, J. B. and Maguire, Edward R. 2012. “Drug and Alcohol Use by Homicide Victims in Trinidad and Tobago, 20012007,” Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. Marshak, Robert J. 2012. “Tao of Change Redux,” OD Practitioner. Morrissey, Taryn. 2012. “Health Reform and Child Health: Progress, Cautions, and Future Directions,” Child Development Perspectives. Mullins, Daniel. R. and Mikesell, J. L. 2012. “Reforms for Improved Efficiency in Public Budgeting and Finance: Improvements, Disappointments and Work-in-Progress,” Public Budgeting and Finance. Nelson, Candice J. 2012. “Independent Learners as Policy Partisans: An Examination of Party Identification and Policy Views,” The Forum. Newman, Saul. 2012. “Between Optimism and Pessimism: Israeli Attitudes Toward Conflict Resolution in the Post-Oslo Era,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. O’Connor, Karen, Yanus, A. B. and Weakley, J. L. 2012. “Mind the Gap: Notes on Political Science Education in Community Colleges,” Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Roch, C. H. and Pitts, David H. 2012. “Differing Effects of Representative Bureaucracy in Charter Schools and Traditional Schools,” American Review of Public Administration.

Romzek, Barbara, LeRoux, Kelly and Blackmar, Jeannette M. 2012. “A Preliminary Theory of Informal Accountability among Network Organizational Actors,” Public Administration Review. Rosenbloom, David H. 2012. “Dealing with Non-mission Based Public Values in Contemporary Performance Oriented Public Management,” Public Administration and Policy Review. Rosenbloom, David H. 2012. “The Status of Non-mission Based Public Values in Contemporary PerformanceOriented Public Administration,” Fudan Public Administration Review, 9 5-20. Rosenbloom, David H. and Rene, H. 2012. “‘How Can a ‘Real American’ Love OSHA?’ John A. Rohr’s Audacious Project to Legitimate the U.S. Administrative State,” Administrative Theory and Praxis. Ferguson, C. and Savage, Joanne. 2012. “Have Recent Studies Addressed Methodological Issues Raised by Five Decades of Television Violence Research? A Critical Review,” Aggression and Violent Behavior. Nellis, A. and Savage, Joanne. 2012. “Does Watching the News Affect Fear of Terrorism? The Importance of Media Exposure on Terrorism Fear,” Crime and Delinquency. Moran, Allisyn C., Kerber, Kate, Pfitzer, Anne, Morrissey, Claudia S., Marsh, David R., Oot, David A., Sitrin, Deborah, Guenther, Tanya, Gamache, Nathalie, Lawn, Joy E., and Shiffman, Jeremy. 2012.

“Benchmarks to Measure Readiness to Integrate and Scale-Up Newborn Survival Interventions,” Health Policy and Planning. Shiffman, Jeremy and Quissell, K. 2012. “Family Planning: A Political Issue,” The Lancet. Berlan, David and Shiffman, Jeremy. 2012. “Holding Health Providers in Developing Countries Accountable to Consumers: A Synthesis of Relevant Scholarship,” Health Policy and Planning.

Wright, Matthew and Bloemraad, I. 2012. “Is There a Tradeoff Between Multiculturalism and Immigration? Policy Regimes and Immigrant Incorporation in Comparative Perspective,” Perspectives on Politics.

2013 Addington, Lynn. 2013. “Who You Calling Old? Measuring ‘Elderly’ and What It Means for Homicide Research,” Homicide Studies.

Thurber, James A. 2012. “Agony, Angst, and the Failure of the Supercommittee,” Extensions.

Davies, Bill and Barak, Maya P. 2013. “Peer-led Reading Groups Boost Engagement and Retention.” Faculty Focus.

Thurber, James A. 2012. “The Contemporary Presidency: Changing the Way Washington Works? Assessing President Obama’s Battle with Lobbyists,” Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Durant, Robert F. and Ali, Susannah Bruns. 2013. “Repositioning Public Administration? The New Governance, Civic Society, and the Disarticulated State,” Public Administration Review.

Wright, Matthew, Citrin, J. and Wand, J. 2012. “Alternative Measures of American National Identity: Implications for the Ethnic/Civic Distinction,” Political Psychology.

Fiorino, Daniel. 2013. “Explaining National Environmental Performance: Approaches, Evidence, and Implications,” Policy Sciences. [Reprinted in Comparative Public Policy, Michael Hill, Editor. SAGE Library of the Public Sector.]

Citrin, J., Johnston, R. and Wright, Matthew. 2012. “Do Patriotism and Multiculturalism Collide? Competing Perspectives from the U.S. and Canada,” Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Fiorino, Daniel and Liang, J. 2013. “The Implications of Policy Stability for Renewable Energy in the United States: 1974-2009,” Policy Studies Journal.

Hanley, J., Salamone, M. and Wright, Matthew. 2012. “Reviving the Schoolmaster: ReEvaluating Public Opinion in the Wake of Roe v. Wade,” Political Research Quarterly.


Forst, Brian. 2013. “Studying Discretion in the Processes that Generate Criminal Justice Sanctions,” with Shawn D. Bushway, Justice Quarterly.

Johnson, Robert, McGunigall-Smith, S. and Callahan, C. 2013. “Can I Get a Witness? Thoughts on Viewing Executions,” The Prison Journal. LeBas, Adrienne. 2013. “Violence and Urban Order in Nairobi, Kenya, and Lagos, Nigeria,” Studies in Comparative International Development. Levine, Alan M. 2013. “Hancock on the Responsibility of Reason: Between Strauss and Christianity,” Perspectives on Political Science. Lublin, David. 2013. “The 2012 Latvia Language Referendum,” Electoral Studies. Cao, L. and Maguire, Edward R. 2013. “A Test of the Temperance Hypothesis: Class, Religiosity, and Tolerance of Prostitution,” Social Problems. Marshak, Robert J. 2013. “Leveraging Language for Change,” OD Practitioner. Marshak, Robert J. 2013. “The Controversy Over Diagnosis in Contemporary Organization Development,” OD Practitioner. Marshak, Robert J. and Bushe, G. R. 2013. “An Introduction to Advances in Dialogic Organization Development,” OD Practitioner. McCurdy, Howard. E. 2013. “Learning From History: Low-Cost Project Innovation in the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,” International Journal of Project Management.

Newbold, Stephanie. 2013. “A Good and Faithful Servant: John Rohr’s Contribution to the Intellectual, Constitutional, and Professional Advancement of Public Administration,” Administrative Theory and Praxis. Newman, Saul. 2013. “Faith and Fear: Explaining Jewish and Unionist Attitudes Towards Compromise in Israel and Northern Ireland,” Peace and Change. Resh, W. G. and Pitts, David H. 2013. “No Solutions, Only Tradeoffs? Evidence about Goal Conflict in Public Organizations,” Public Administration Review. Rosenbloom, David H. 2013. “Reflections on ‘Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers,’” American Review of Public Administration. Rosenbloom, David H. and Gong, Ting. 2013. “Coproducing ‘Clean’ Collaborative Governance: Examples from the United States and China,” Public Productivity and Management Review. Savage, Joanne, Ellis, Stephanie K., and Kozey, Kathryn. 2013. “A Selective Review of the Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior across the Transition to Adulthood,” Psychology. Hafner, T. and Shiffman , Jeremy. 2013. “The Emergence of Global Attention to Health Systems Strengthening,” Health Policy and Planning. Shiffman, Jeremy and Sultana, Sharmina. 2013. “Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh,” American Journal of Public Health.


Taylor, Steven. 2013. “Whatever Happened to the Republican ‘Lock’ on the Electoral College?” The New England Journal of Political Science. Reeskens, T. and Wright, Matthew. 2013. “Nationalism and the Cohesive Society: The Interplay Between Diversity, National Identity, and Social Capital Across 27 European Societies,” Comparative Political Studies.

Forthcoming Addington, Lynn and Rennison, C. M. “Keeping the Barbarians Outside the Gate? Comparing Burglary Victimization in Gated and non-Gated Communities,” Justice Quarterly. Amirkhanyan, Anna, Kim, H.J. and Lambright, K. T. “Does Measurement Make a Difference? Understanding the Factors Associated with Different Measures of Organizational Performance,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Edelson, Chris. “In Service to Power: Legal Scholars as Executive Branch Lawyers in the Obama Administration,” Presidential Studies Quarterly. Hardy, Bradley, and Ziliak, James P. “Decomposing Trends in Income Volatility: The ‘Wild Ride’ at the Top and Bottom,” Economic Inquiry. Johnson, Robert, Looper, M. and Barak, M. “Riflessioni sulla dignità umana nel contesto carcerario americano: alcune considerazioni preliminari su una classe speciale di emigranti e rifugiati” [Thinking about human dignity in the American prison context: Some preliminary reflections on a special class of migrants and refugees], Sicurezza e Scienze Sociali 11. [Security and Social Sciences Journal].

Langbein, Laura Irwin and Stazyk, Edmund. “Vive la Differénce! The Impact of Diversity on the Turnover Intention of Public Employees and Performance of Public Agencies,” International Public Management Journal. Langbein, Laura Irwin and Sanabria, P. “The Shape of Corruption: Colombia as a Case Study,” Journal of Development Studies. Langbein, Laura Irwin and CowellMeyers, Kimberly B. “Measuring Women-Friendly Policy in the American States,” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. Lu, Jie. “A Cognitive Anatomy of Political Trust and Respective Bases: Evidence from Urban China,” Political Psychology. Lu, Jie. “Acquiring Political Information in Contemporary China: Various Media Channels and Their Respective Correlates,” Journal of Contemporary China. Lu, Jie. and Zhu, J. “One Rising China, Multiple Interpretations: China’s 60th Anniversary Celebration through the Lens of the World’s Printed Media,” Journal of Contemporary China. Maguire, Edward R. “Exploring Family Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Problem Behaviors in the Caribbean,” Maternal and Child Health Journal. Maguire, Edward R., Uchida, C. D. and Hassell, K. “Problem-Oriented Policing in Colorado Springs: A Content Analysis of 753 Cases,” Crime and Delinquency.

Morrissey, Taryn W., Hutchison, L. A. and Winsler, A. “Family Income, School Absences, and Student Achievement,” Developmental Psychology. Morrissey, Taryn W. “Multiple Child Care Arrangements and Common Communicable Illnesses in Children Aged 3 to 54 months,” Maternal and Child Health Journal. Morrissey, Taryn W. “Trajectories of Growth in Body Mass Index Across Childhood: Associations with Maternal and Paternal Employment,” Social Science and Medicine. Marvel, J. D. and Pitts, David W. “What We Talk about When We Talk about Management Effects: A Substantively Motivated Approach to Panel Data Estimation,” International Journal of Public Administration.  Reed, Daniel C. “Reevaluating the Vote Market Hypothesis: Effects of Australian Ballot Reform on Voter Turnout,” Social Science History. Romzek, Barbara, LeRoux, Kelly, Johnston, Jocelyn, Kempf, Robin, and Piatak, Jaclyn Schede. “Informal Accountability in Multi-sector Service Delivery Collaborations,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Savage, Joanne, Palmer, J. and Brooks, A. The Intergenerational Transmission of Violence: Do Physical Discipline and Abuse Really Cause Violence? In Journal of Family Violence.


Singerman, Diane. “Youth, Gender, and Dignity in the Arab Uprisings,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Langbein, Laura Irwin and Stazyk, Edmund. “Vive La Difference! The Effects of Workplace Diversity on Job Performance and Employee Satisfaction,” International Public Management Journal. Davis, R. S. and Stazyk, Edmund. “Making Ends Meet: How Reinvention Reforms Can Complement Public Service Motivation,” Public Administration: An International Quarterly. Stazyk, Edmund. “Crowding Out Public Service Motivation? Comparing Theoretical Expectations with Empirical Findings on the Influence of PerformanceRelated Pay,” Review of Public Personnel Administration. Lublin, David and Wright, Matthew. “Engineering Inclusion: Assessing the Effects of Pro-Minority Representation Policies,” Electoral Studies. Wright, Matthew and Reeskens, T. “Of What Cloth are the Ties That Bind? National Identity and Support for the Welfare State across 29 European Countries.” Shellman, S., Levey, B. and Young, Joseph K. “Shifting Sands: Explaining and Predicting Violent and Nonviolent Phase Shifts,” Journal of Peace Research.

Book Chapters 2012 Amirkhanyan, Anna. A., and Pettijohn, Sarah. 2012. Non-profit Perspectives on Partnerships. In C. Greve and G. Hodge (Editors) Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships: Strategic Approaches in Turbulent Times. Routledge Books. Bennett, Richard. R. 2012. The Police: Transitioning to Citizen Security. In Anthony Harriott, Editor. Caribbean Human Development Report 2012. Dreisbach, Daniel L. 2012. Defining and Testing the Prohibition on Religious Establishments in the Early Republic. In T. Jeremy Gunn and John Witte, Jr., Editors. No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty. New York: Oxford University Press. Dreisbach, Daniel L. 2012. Religion and the Constitutional Tradition. In Stephen J. Stein, Editor. Religions in America, 1790 to 1945. New York: Cambridge University Press. Dreisbach, Daniel L. 2012. Famous Founders and Forgotten Founders: What’s the Difference, and Does the Difference Matter? In Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall, Editors. America’s Forgotten Founders. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books. Dreisbach, Daniel L. 2012. George Mason. In Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall, Editors. America’s Forgotten Founders. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books.

Eisenstadt, Todd A. and Yelle, J. 2012. Participation and Representation in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Customary Law Elections: Normative Debates and Lessons for Latin American Multiculturalism. In Eric Hershberg, Editor. Participation and Representation in Latin America. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

LeoGrande, William M. and Jimenez, Marguerite R. 2012. U.S.-Cuban Relations: Prospects for Cooperative Coexistence. In Soraya M. Castro Mariño and Ronald W. Pruessen, Editors. Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World. Coral Gables, FL: University Press of Florida.

Eisenstadt, Todd A., and Yelle, J. 2012. Ulysses, the Sirens, and Mexico’s Judiciary: Increasing Commitments to Strengthen the Rule of Law. In Roderic Ai Camp, Editor. Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican Politics.

Lublin, David and Schaller, T. 2012. Gerrymandering and the Republican Conversion of Southern State Legislatures. In Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, Editors. The New Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics. Oxford University Press.

Fiorino, Daniel. 2012. Environmental Bureaucracies: The Environmental Protection Agency. In Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, Editors. Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. Voice and Consequence: Direct Democracy and Participation in Latin America. In Cameron, Hershberg and Sharp, Editors. New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence. Johnson, Robert. 2012. Art and Autonomy: Prison Writers Under Siege. In L. K. Cheliotis, Editor. The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance, and Empowerment. Aldershot: Ashgate. LeoGrande, William M. 2012. Introducción. In Guido Fernández, Editor. El Desafío de la Paz en Centroamérica. San José, Costa Rica: La Editorial Costa Rica.


Oswick, C. and Marshak, Robert J. 2012. Images of Organization Development: The Role of Metaphor in Processes of Change. In D. Boje, B. Burnes, and J. Hassard, Editors. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change. London: Routledge. McCurdy, Howard E. 2012. From Fantasy to Reality. In Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Editors. 1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men: Televised Rocketman Serials of the 1950s and Their Fans. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Nelson, Candice J. 2012. Polling in the 21st Century: Part Past, Part Future. In Richard Semiatin, Editor. Campaigns on the Cutting Edge. Washington, DC: CQ Press. O’Connor, Karen and Yanus, A. B. 2012. Gender and Politics. In David Coates, Editor. The Oxford Companion to American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Roch, C. H., Pitts, David W. and Navarro, I. 2012. Representative Bureaucracy and Policy Tools. In M. Godwin and J. H. Gittell, Editors. Sociology of Organizations: Structure and Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Rosenbloom, David H. 2012. Reinventing Administrative Prescriptions: The Case for Democratic-Constitutional Impact Statements and Scorecards. In Robert Durant and Jennifer Durant, Editors. Debating Public Administration. Boca Raton, FL: CRC/Taylor and Francis. Rosenbloom, David H. 2012. Public Administrative Theory and the Separation of Powers. In Jay Shafritz and Albert Hyde, Editors. Classics of Public Administration, 7th Edition. Boston: Wadsworth. Thurber, James A. 2012. Congress: The Causes and Consequences of Partisanship Deadlock. In Peele, et al. with Aaron Ray, Editors. Developments in American Politics, 7th Edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Thurber, James A. 2012. What’s Wrong with Congress and What Should Be Done About It? In Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies, Editors. Can Government Be Repaired? Lessons from America. London: University of London. Yoshinaka, Antoine. 2012. Party Building in the South through Conversion. In Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell, Editors. Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013 Dreisbach, Daniel L. 2013. A Peculiar People in “God’s American Israel”: Religion and American National Identity. In Charles W. Dunn, Editor. American Exceptionalism: The Origins, History, and Future of the Nation’s Greatest Strength. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Forst, Brian E. 2013. Wrongful Convictions in a World of Miscarriages of Justice. In Ronald Huff and Martin Killias, Editors. Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems. New York and London: Routledge. Marshak, Robert J. 2013. Generative Conversations: How to Use Deep Listening and Transforming Talk in Coaching and Consulting. In Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM. Marshak, Robert J. 2013. The Tao of Change Redux. In Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM. Marshak, Robert J. and Grant, D. 2013. Creating Change by Changing the Conversation. In Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM. Marshak, Robert J. and Katz, J. H. 2013. Diagnosing Covert Processes in Groups and Organizations. In Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM.


Bushe, G. and Marshak, Robert J. 2013. The Postmodern Turn in OD. In Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM. Thurber, James A. 2013. The Dynamics and Dysfunction of the Congressional Budget Process: From Inception to Deadlock. In Bruce Oppenheimer and Larry Dodd, Editors. Congress Reconsidered, 10th Edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Thurber, James A. 2013. Understanding the Dynamics and the Transformation of American Government. In James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson, Editors. Campaigns and Elections American Style, 4th Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Thurber, James A. 2013. An Introduction to PresidentialCongressional Rivalry. In James A. Thurber, Editor. Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, 5th Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Thurber, James A. 2013. The President, Congress and Lobbyists: Has President Obama Changed the Way Washington Works? In James A. Thurber, Editor. Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, 5th Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Thurber, James A. 2013. Assessing Presidential-Congressional Relations: A Need for Reform? In James A. Thurber, Editor. Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, 5th Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Citrin, J. and Wright, Matthew. 2013. The Politics of Immigration in a Nation of Immigrants. In Ray LaRaja, Editor. New Directions in American Politics. New York: Routledge.

Forthcoming Addington, Lynn and Rennison, C. M. National Crime Victimization Survey. In Van Dijk, J., Weisburd, D. and Bruinsma, G., Editors. Criminology and Criminal Justice. Addington, Lynn. The Development of the UCR and NCVS and Their Contribution to Criminology. In Dugan, L, Weisburd, D. and Bruinsma, G., Editors. Criminology and Criminal Justice -- The History of Methods and Statistics. Addington, Lynn. Cops, Cameras, and Kids: Assessing PostColumbine Security Trends in US Public Schools. In Glenn Muschert, Editor. The Columbine Effect: Fear and the Expansion of School Antiviolence Policies. Dreisbach, Daniel L. The Bible in the Political Culture of the American Founding. In Daniel L. Dreisbach and Mark David Hall, Editors. Faith and the Founders of the American Republic. New York: Oxford University Press. Dreisbach, Daniel L. A Handbook for Republican Citizenship? The American Founders Debate the Bible’s Use in Schools. In Melissa Deckman and Joseph Prud’homme, Editors. Curriculum and The Culture Wars: When and Where Is Religion Appropriate in Public Schools? New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Dreisbach, Daniel L. Creating an American Metaphor for Liberty: George Washington’s Letter to the Newport Hebrew Congregation. In A Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections on George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, Brookline. Faulk, Lewis, McGinnis, J. and Young, D. R. Voluntary Organizations. In Bruni, L. and Zamagni, S., Editors. Handbook of the Economics of Philanthropy, Reciprocity and Social Enterprise. Edward Elgar Publishers. Fiorino, Daniel. Sustainable Cities and Governance: What Are the Connections? In Daniel A. Mazmanian and Hilda Blanco, Editors. Handbook of Sustainable Cities. Fiorino, Daniel. Too Many Levels or Just About Right? Multilevel Governance and Environmental Performance. In Inger Weibust and James Meadowcroft, Editors. Multilevel Environmental Governance. Forst, Brian E. Local Police and the War on Terror. In Robert J. Kane and Michael D. Reisig, Editors. Oxford Handbook on Police and Policing. New York: Oxford University Press. Klusmeyer, Douglas. Hannah Arendt on Authority and Tradition. In Patrick Hayden, Editor. Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts. Durham: Acumen. Lawless, Jennifer L. Women Running for Office. In Emerging Trends. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Lawless, Jennifer L., Fox, Richard L. and Baitinger, Gail. The Gender Gap in Political Ambition. In S. Thomas and C. Wilcox, Editors. Women in Elective Office, 3rd Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. Bachilla, Pamela, Leighley, Jan and Nagler, Jonathan. Voter Turnout in the 2012 Election. In James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson, Editors. Campaigns and Elections: American Style, 4th Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. LeoGrande, William M. Cuba: Public Diplomacy as a “Battle of Ideas.” In Geoffrey Wiseman, Editor. Engaging Adversarial States: The Strategic Limits and Potential of Public Diplomacy in U.S. National Security Policy. LeoGrande, William M. and Jimenez, Marguerite R. Disease, Disaster, and Environmental Degradation: How Cuba and the United States Can Collaborate on Common Interests. In Catherine Krull, Editor. Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism. Coral Gables, FL: University Press of Florida. Maguire, Edward R. and Katz, C. M. Diagnosing Gang Violence in the Caribbean. In Anthony Harriott and Charles Katz, Editors. Gangs and Violence in the Caribbean. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press. Maguire, Edward R. Police Organizations and the Iron Cage of Rationality. In M. Reisig and R. Kane, Editors. Oxford Handbook on Police and Policing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Maguire, Edward R. and Gordon, J. Faith-Based Interventions for Reducing Gang Violence in the Caribbean. In Anthony Harriott and Charles Katz, Editors. Gangs and Violence in the Caribbean. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press. Marshak, Robert J. Consulting in-the-Moment for Change. In D. W. Jamieson and A. Buono, Editors. Consultation for Organizational Change, Vol. II, Information Age Publishing. Marshak, Robert J. Organization Development as an Evolving Field of Practice. In B. B. Jones, and M. Brazzel, Editors. The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change, 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/ Pfeiffer. Bushe, G. R. and Marshak, Robert J. Dialogic Organization Development. In B. B. Jones, and M. Brazzel, Editors. The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change, 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. McCurdy, Howard E. Building the Space Station. In Roger Launius, John Krige, Jim Craig, Editors. The Space Shuttle: How We Did It/What We Learned. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mullins, Daniel R. and Forrester, J. Rebudgeting: The Serial Nature of Municipal Budgetary Processes. In Justin Marlow and David Matkin, Editors. Financial Management in the Public Sector: Volume II. London: SAGE Ltd. Mullins, Daniel R. and Joyce, P. Tax and Expenditure Limitations and State and Local Fiscal Structure. In Justin Marlow and David Matkin, Editors. Financial Management in the Public Sector: Volume III. London: SAGE Ltd.

Newbold, Stephanie and Rosenbloom, David H. Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places: The Need to Rethink U.S. Public Administration Doctoral Education. In Douglas Morgan, Editor. New Democratic Governance and the Search for Legitimacy. New York: M. E. Sharpe. Romzek, Barbara. Accountable Public Services. In Bovens, M. Goodin R.E. and Schillemans, T., Editors. Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability, Oxford University Press. Singerman, Diane. Gender and Politics. In Michele Penner Angrist, Editor. Politics and Society of the Contemporary Middle East. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. Stazyk, Edmund, and Cox III, R. W. Enforcement of Ethics Rules: Ethics Commissions in the United States. In Omurgonulsen U. and M. K. Oktem M. K., Editors. Public Service Ethics: An International Perspective. Ankara: Hacettepe Press. Stazyk, Edmund, Davis, R. S., Sanabria, P. and Pettijohn, Sarah. Working in the Hollow State: Exploring the Links between Public Service Motivation, Contracting, and Collaboration. In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. A. Shareef, S. K. Pandey, and V. Kumar, Editors. Public Administration Reformation: Market Demand from Public Organizations. Tankel, Stephen. The Militant Threat to Pakistan. In Pakistani Labyrinths. New York: Routledge.


Tankel, Stephen. Lashkar-e-Taiba: Intent and Capabilities. In Terrorism and Political Islam: A Counterterrorism Textbook for the FBICTC Education Collaborative. New York: Combating Terrorism Center. Helbling, M., Stolle, D., Reeskens, T., and Wright, Matthew. Enabling Immigrant Participation: Redirecting our Attention to the Role of Integration Regimes. In A. Bilodeau, Editor. The Political Immigrant: A Comparative Portrait. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Citrin, J. and Wright, Matthew. E Pluribus Europa? In Anthony Messina and Andrew Gould, Editors. Regional, National, and Religious Identities in Europe. New York: Cambridge University Press. Young, Joseph K. and Findley, Mike. Computational Modeling to Study Conflicts and Terrorism. In Joseph Soeters, Patricia M. Shields, and Bas Rietjens, Editors. The Routledge Handbook on Research Methods in Military Studies. New York: Routledge. Kearns, Erin and Young, Joseph K. Military Tactics in Civil War. In The Routledge Companion to Civil War Studies, Editors. Edward Newman and Karl DeRouen. New York: Routledge.

Law Reviews Addington, Lynn and Waters, Jessica. 2012. “Public Interest 101: Using the Law School Curriculum to Quell Public Interest Drift and Expand Students’ Public Interest Commitment,” Washington College of Law.

Edelson, Chris. 2013. “Lies, Damned Lies, and Journalism: Why Journalists Are Failing to Vindicate First Amendment Values and How a New Definition of ‘The Press’ Can Help,” Oregon Law Review. Johnson, Robert and Miller, C. 2012. “An Eighth Amendment Analysis of Juvenile Life Without Parole: Extending Graham to All Juvenile Offenders,” U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender and Class. Waters, Jessica. 2012. “Testing Hosanna Tabor: The Implications for Pregnancy Discrimination Claims and Employees’ Reproductive Rights,” Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Cooper, Caroline. 2010-2013. National Center for State Courts Subcontract, National Institute of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of State, $102,090. Cooper, Caroline. 2010-2013. Adult Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project 2, Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, $2,499,958. Cooper, Caroline. 2012. National Association for Court Management Core Competencies Revision Project Subcontract, Justice Management Institute, $61,560.


Cooper, Caroline. 2012. Adult Drug Court Site Specific Technical Assistance Program, BJA, Department of Justice, $1,200,000.

Bennett, Richard. 2003-Present. NIJ Criminal Justice Research Assistantship Program. National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, $70,000 per year.

Caroline Cooper. 2013. Evaluation of Pilot Drug Courts in Mexico, Government of Mexico to the Organization of American States with American University, $6,000.

Bennett, Richard. 2010-2012. United Nations Caribbean Human Development Program, The Police: Transitioning to Citizen Security, $25,000.

Cooper, Caroline. 2013. Technical Assistance to Support Indigent Defense Services. Bureau of Justice Assistance, with subcontract to the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, $450,000.

Bennett, Richard. 2010-Present. Executive Forum for the Study of Terrorism. Anti-Terrorist Assistance Program, U.S. Department of State, $383,000.

Cooper, Caroline. 2013. Drug Court Technical Assistance Project. Bureau of Justice Assistance. U.S. Department of State, $1,200,000.

Bennett, Richard. 2011-2012. International Police Training Program: Armenia, Subcontract with the International Chiefs of Police through INL, U.S. Department of State, $32,000.

Eisenstadt, Todd. 2012. with Carl LeVan, American University Latin American Studies Association/ Mellon Foundation, “From Parchment to Practice: Explaining When New Constitutions Fail to Improve Democracy,” $21,995. Gershenson, Seth. 2012. with Alison Jacknowitz “Linking Teacher Quality, Student Attendance, and Student Achievement: Evidence from the ECLS-K,” American Educational Research Association, $20,000. Gershenson, Seth. 2012. “Linking Teacher Quality, Student Attendance, and Student Achievement,” Spencer Foundation, $39,427. Gould, Jon. 2010-2013. National Institute of Justice. Principal investigator of two-year project applying social science methods to the study of wrongful convictions, U.S. Department of Justice, $450,858. Gould, Jon. 2011-2012. American Constitutional Society Evaluation, Open Society Institute, $117,806. Gould, Jon. 2011-2012. Access to Justice Project, DC Bar Foundation, $20,000. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “Elites and the Reconfiguration of Power in Central America,” Ford Foundation, $230,000. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “Research Fellows Program,” Open Society Foundations, $100,000.


Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “AULA Blog and Multi-Media Initiatives,” Open Society Foundations, $50,000. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “Program Support,” Tinker Foundation, $10,000. Hershberg, Eric and Saez, L. M. 2012. “Gender and Sexuality in Law,” Swedish Foundation for Human Rights, $7,000. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “AU Cuba Initiative,” Christopher Reynolds Foundation, $20,000. Hershberg, Eric. 2012. “Organized Crime in Colombia: A Case Study of the BACRIM,” State Department, $99,000. Jacknowitz, Alison. 2011-2012. with Taryn Morrissey “Food Insecurity Across the First Five Years,” University of Kentucky, United States Department of Agriculture, $74,980. Lawless, Jennifer. 2012-2014. “Uncovering the Origins of the Gender Gap in Political Ambition,” National Science Foundation, $301,113. Maguire, Edward. 2011. “Opening the Black Box of NIBIN: A Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Use of NIBIN and its Effects on Criminal Investigations,” Sam Houston State University, National Institute of Justice, $57,411. Maguire, Edward. 2011-2013. “Opening the Black Box of NIBIN,” $57,411.

Maguire, Edward. 2012-2014. “Policing Protest: The Role of Community Policing in the Occupy Movement,” U.S. Department of Justice, $394,369. McCurdy, Howard. 2012- 2013. “The Economics of Innovation: Mountaineering and the American Space Program,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $19,999. Morrissey, Taryn W. 2011-2012. with Alison Jacknowitz “Food Assistance and Children’s Eating Patterns, Food Insecurity, and Obesity: The Influence of Local Food Prices.” Institute for Research on Poverty RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Grant, $35,361. Morrissey, Taryn W. 2012-2013. “A Longitudinal Analysis of Maternal Depression and its Associations with Child Obesity and Health Care Use,” Maternal and Child Health Research Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $99,991. Mullins, Daniel. 2011-2012. “Budgeting for Results – Key Issues of Concern for Illinois Nonprofits,” Donors Forum, $30,000. Shiffman, Jeremy. 2010-2014. “Global Health Advocacy and Policy Project,” Gates Foundation, $1,098,461. Shiffman, Jeremy. 2012-2015. “Managing the Politics of Scaling-up Sexuality Education in Nigeria and Mississippi,” MacArthur Foundation, $300,000.


Singerman, Diane. 2010-2012. “Islam in Focus,” Social Science Research Council, $74,999. Singerman, Diane. 2011-2013. “Cairo Urban Governance Structures in Greater Cairo,” Ford Foundation, $250,000. Singerman, Diane. 2013-2014. “Tadamun: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative,” Ford Foundation, $420,000. Thurber, James. 2013. Bryce Harlow Foundation Grant, $10,000. Thurber, James. 2012. Clean Air Coalition Grant, $120,000. Thurber, James. 2012. American Lung Association, $60,000.

Awards/Honors Bennett, Richard. 2012. Outstanding Mentor Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Durant, Robert. 2012. Dwight Waldo Award, American Society for Public Administration. Durant, Robert. 2013. John Gaus Award and Lectureship, American Political Science Association. Eisenstadt, Todd. 2012. Van Cott Award, Political Institutions Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), for Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements.

Faulk, Lewis. 2012. The Gabriel Rudney Award for Best Dissertation, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Lawless, Jennifer. She Changes the World Award, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. LeBas, Adrienne. 2012. New Voice in the Social Sciences, Social Science Research Council. LeBas, Adrienne. 2012. Best Book in African Politics, African Politics Conference Group. For From Protest to Parties. Party-Building and Democratization in Africa. Oxford University Press, 2011. Morrissey, Taryn. 2013-2014. Senior Advisor, Office of Human Services Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation ASPE, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jacknowitz, Alison, Snelling, A. M., Moroto, M., and Brannegan, A. 2012. “Understanding Feeding America Elementary School-Based Food Pantries.” Jacknowitz, Alison, Cannon, J. and Karoly, L. 2012. “Preschool and School Readiness: Experiences of Children with Non-English-Speaking Parents.” Public Policy Institute of California. Lawless, Jennifer L. and Fox, Richard L. 2012. “Men Rule: The Continued UnderRepresentation of Women in U.S. Politics.” Washington, DC: Women and Politics Institute. Lawless, Jennifer L. and Fox, Richard L. 2013. “Girls Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition.”  Washington, DC: Women and Politics Institute.

Rosenbloom, David H. 2012. Leslie A. Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching. NASPAA. Savage, Joanne. 2012. Gary and Stacey Jacobs Fellowship for Excellence in Health Policy Research.

Research Reports Gould, Jon, Carrano, J., Leo, R., and Young, Joseph K. 2013. “Predicting Wrongful Convictions: A Social Science Approach to Miscarriages of Justice,” U.S. Department of Justice, Washington DC: National Institute of Justice.



















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