Monthly Archives: June 2011

Current Research by KU Public Administration Faculty–There’s Some Great Stuff Going On

KU Public Administration was well-represented by both faculty and doctoral students at the June 2-4 Public Management Research Association conference held at the Maxwell School in Syracuse. Check out the topics they’re delving into:

Student Erin Borry presented her paper, “Ethical Climate in the Public Sector: Its Influence on Red Tape and Rule Bending.”

Student Cullen C. Merritt presented a poster at the Doctoral Poster Session on his work entitled “Predicting Executive Turnover in Public Organizations.”

Dr. Leisha Dehart-Davis presented her paper, “Rule Formalization and Rule Effectiveness: Further Explorations into the Construct Validity of Red Tape.”

Dr. Heather Getha-Taylor presenter on her current work with Ricardo S. Morse, University of North Carolina, “Leadership Development for Local Government Executives: Balancing Existing Commitments and Emerging Needs.”

Dr. Holly Goerdel presented her paper, “Democratic Rollback and Contracting for War: Managing the Intent of Accountability with Technical versus Adaptive Solutions.”

Dr. Barbara Romzek presented on her current work Kelly LeRoux, University of Illinois-Chicago and Joycelyn Johnson, American University, “Informal Accountability Dynamics within Service Delivery Networks: A Theory and a Test.”

Dr. Chris Silvia presented on his current work with Michael McGuire and Robert Agranoff of Indiana University, “Putting the “Public” Back into Collaborative Public Management.”

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