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Elizabeth Fredericksen, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Fredricksen, Public Policy and Administration, studio portrait

Professor, Public Policy & Administration
Office: 208-426-1078
Fax: 208-426-4370


  • PUBADM 502
  • PUBADM 505

Environmental Research Building
Room 2137, Mail Stop 1935
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935

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Dr. Elizabeth Fredericksen teaches courses on such subjects as public personnel administration, government administration, ethics, and grant writing.  For Political Science, she has offered ethics, intergovernmental relations, American Policy Process and American National Government.  She teaches Philosophy of Social Inquiry in the doctorate program.

Dr. Fredericksen is co-author of two books, Federalism: The Politics of Intergovernmental Relation, and Human Resource Management: The Public Service Perspective and has published in Public Personnel Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration, American Behavioral Scientist, Public Administration Review, Public Productivity and Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, Journal of Experiential Education and PA Times.  She has authored chapters in the Handbook of Global Environmental Policy and Administration (Marcel Dekker) and Creating Sustainable Programs (Praeger Publishers). Dr. Fredericksen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Boise State University and consults with public, private and nonprofit organizations in ethics, workplace civility, and strategic planning. Before joining the faculty at Boise State University, Dr. Fredericksen was the Director of the Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods at the University of Texas at El Paso—a research and technical assistance center for community-based nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Fredericksen is continuing her work related to personnel, ethics and public policy through a new research focus upon organizational deviance and workplace aggression (bullying) in the public sector.


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