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Luke Fowler, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Public Policy & Administration; School of Public Service Faculty Director

lukefowler@boisestate.edu
Office: 208-426-5527
Fax: 208-426-4370
Office Hours: By Appointment

Courses

PUBADM 504, PUBADM 605

Environmental Research Building
Room 1147, Mail Stop 1935
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935

Biography

Dr. Luke Fowler is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration and serves as the Faculty Director for SPS. His research interests include policy implementation, collaboration and collective action, energy and environmental policy, and state and local government. Dr. Fowler is the author of more than three dozen journal articles appearing in many of the field’s top journals, including GovernancePublic AdministrationPolicy Studies JournalReview of Policy ResearchAdministration & SocietyAmerican Review of Public AdministrationState & Local Government Review, and State Politics & Policy Quarterly. His latest book is Environmental Federalism: Old Legacies and New Challenges. Dr. Fowler is also the co-host of The Big Tent, a weekly public affairs radio show on Radio Boise. Dr. Fowler previously served as MPA program lead, and completed his Ph.D. at Mississippi State University in 2013.

Research Interests

Policy implementation, collaboration and collective action, energy and environmental policy, and state and local government.

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Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Appointments

Faculty Director

  • August 2021 – present
  • School of Public Service at Boise State University

Program Lead for Masters of Public Administration and Graduate Certificates

  • January 2018 – August 2021
  • School of Public Service at Boise State University

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor (with tenure)

  • August 2019 – present
  • School of Public Service at Boise State University

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

  • August 2016 – August 2019
  • School of Public Service at Boise State University

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

  • August 2013 – July 2016
  • Department of Political Science at Valdosta State University

Teaching Assistant

  • August 2009 – May 2013
  • Department of Political Science & Public Administration at Mississippi State University

Adjunct Instructor

  • January 2012 – May 2012
  • Department of History, Political Science, & Geography at Mississippi University for Women

Graduate Research Assistant

  • May 2010 – August 2010, May 2011 – August 2011
  • Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University

Graduate Research Assistant

  • January 2008 – May 2009
  • John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration

  • May 2013 [Dissertation: “States and Federal Environmental Policy: A Hierarchical Linear Model of CAA and CWA Implementation”]
  • Mississippi State University, Department of Political Science & Public Administration
  • Research Interests: Policy Implementation, Energy and Environmental Policy, State & Local Government

Master of Arts in Political Science

  • August 2009 [Thesis: “The Future of Energy in Mississippi: Policy and Politics”]
  • Mississippi State University, Department of Political Science & Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  • August 2006
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Political Science

Certifications and Advanced Training

  • Leadership Pathways, Boise State University, August 2018-May 2019
  • Leadership Development Institute for Public Affairs Education, Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2018
  • Boise State Teaching Scholars, Boise, ID, August 2017-May 2018
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Proposal Writing Workshop, Portland, OR, April 3-4, 2017
  • Accreditation Institute, Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Albuquerque, NM, November 4, 2014
  • Explorations in Emerging Data for the Social Sciences Seminar, Dubronvik, Croatia, June 11 – 15, 2012
  • Humans Participant Protections Education for Research Certified, May 2010

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate

  • American Government
  • Environmental Policy
  • Leadership in the Public Sector
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Public Budgeting
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • State and Local Government

Graduate

  • Budgeting & Financial Management
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Contract Management
  • Environmental Policy
  • Network Governance
  • Policy Implementation
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Research Design
  • Rural Government Administration
  • Philosophy of Social Inquiry

Books

  • Fowler, L. (forthcoming). Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Fowler, L. (2020). Environmental Federalism: Old Legacies and New Challenges. New York: Routledge.

Peer or Editor Reviewed Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • C. Torres & L. Fowler (forthcoming). “Creatively Interpreting Policy to Move Science Forward: Implementing Participatory Technology Assessment at NASA.” Review of Policy Research.
  • L. Fowler (forthcoming). “Strategies for Dealing with Policy Ambiguities.” Public Administration.
  • L. Fowler & D. Fox (forthcoming). “Is Florida Really that Interesting? State Geographic Bias in Public Administration Research.” State & Local Government Review.
  • L. Fowler (forthcoming). “Searching for Green Elephants & Other Mythical Creatures during the Trump Years: Partisanship and Congressional Voting on Environmental Legislation.” Politics &Policy.
  • S. Utych & L. Fowler (forthcoming). “Super-human or Sub-human? Positive Dehumanization and Gender in Public Performance Evaluations.” Administration & Society.
  • Fowler, L. (2022). “Using Multiple Streams Framework to Connect Policy Adoption to Implementation.” Policy Studies Journal 50(3): 615-639.
  • C. Jones & L. Fowler (2022). “Administration, Rhetoric, and Climate Policy in the Obama Presidency.” Review of Policy Research 39(4): 512-532.
  • Fowler, L. & J. Kettler. (2022). “The Opportunities and Challenges of Online Data Collection.” SAGE Research Methods Cases.
  • J. Kettler, L. Fowler, and S. Witt. (2022). “Is It Us? Is It Them? Or Is It This Place? Predicting Civility in State Legislatures.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 22(1): 50-69.
  • J. Lyons & L. Fowler. (2021). “Is It Still a Mandate if We Don’t Enforce It? The Politics of COVID-related Mask Mandates in Conservative States.” State & Local Government 53(2): 106-121.
  • S. Park & L. Fowler (2021). Political and Administrative Decentralization and Responses to COVID-19: Comparison of the US and South Korea.” International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior 24(4): 289-299.
  • L. Fowler & S. Utych. (2021). “Are People Better Employees than Machines? Dehumanizing Language and Employee Performance Appraisals?” Social Science Quarterly 102(4): 2006-2019.
  • L. Fowler. (2021). “How to Implement Policy: Coping with Ambiguity and Uncertainty.” Public Administration 99(3): 581-597.
  • L. Fowler, J. Kettler, and S. Witt. (2021). “Modeling the Sources of Cross-State Differences in Legislative Civility.” In Outside Looking In: Lobbyist’s Views on Civil Discourse in US State Legislatures edited by N. Lovrich, F.A. Benjamin, J.C. Pierce, and W.D. Schreckhise. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press.
  • L. Fowler and J. Kettler (2021). “Are Republicans Bad for the Environment?” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 21(2): 195-219.
  • L. Fowler and J. Vallett. (2021). “Conditional Nature of Policy as a Stabilizing Force: Erin’s Law and Teacher Child Abuse Reporting Practices.” Administration & Society 53(6): 937-962.
  • S. Utych and L. Fowler. (2021). “More Human than Human: The Consequences of Positive Dehumanization.” Administrative Theory & Praxis 43(2): 190-208.
  • M. Hubbard and L. Fowler (2021). “Institutional Collective Action on Drugs: Functional and Vertical Dilemmas of Unused Pharmaceuticals.” Review of Policy Research 38(1): 76-96.
  • L. Fowler and C. Birdsall (2021). “Does the Primacy System Work? State vs. Federal Implementation of the Clean Water Act.” Publius 51(1): 131-160.
  • L. Fowler, J. Kettler, and S. Witt (2021). “Pandemics and Partisanship: Following Old Paths into Unchartered Territory.” American Politics Research 49(1): 3-16.
  • Fowler, L. (2020). “Organizational Choice and Key Questions for Forming Partnerships.” Complexity, Governance, & Networks 6(1): 109-120.
  • Fowler, L. (2020). “Governance, Federalism, and Organizing Institutions to Manage Complex Problems.” Public Administration 98(3): 713-729.
  • Fowler, L. and C. Birdsall (2020). “Are the Best and Brightest Joining the Public Service.” Review of Public Personnel Administration 40(3): 532-554.
  • Utych, S. and L. Fowler (2020). “Age-based Messaging Strategies for Communication about COVID-19.” Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 3(1).
  • Fowler, L. (2020). “Best Practices for Implementing Federal Environmental Policies: A Principal-Agent Perspective.” Journal of Environmental Planning & Management 63(8): 1453-1469.
  • Fowler, L. and G. Rabinowitz (2020). “Balancing Multi-level Politics in Local Environmental Policy Choices.” Public Works Management & Policy 25(1): 75-97.
  • Fowler, L. and B. Jones (2019). “Second-Order Devolution or Local Activism?: Local Air Agencies Revisited.” Review of Policy Research 36(6): 757-780.
  • Fowler, L. and S. Witt (2019). “State Preemption of Local Authority: Explaining Patterns of State Adoption of Preemption Measures.” Publius 49(3): 54-559.
  • Fowler, L. (2019). “Is Partnership Intensity or Density More Effective.” Public Performance & Management Review 42(5): 1186-1210.
  • Fowler, L. (2019). “Problems, Politics, and Policy Streams in Policy Implementation.” Governance 32(3): 403-420.
  • Fowler, L. (2019). “Obstacles and Motivators for Partnership Formation in a Multi-Dimensional Environment.” Politics & Policy 47(2): 267-299.
  • Fowler, L. (2018). “Intergovernmental Relations and Energy Policy: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn.” State & Local Government Review 50(3): 203-212.
  • Fowler, L. (2018). “Local Managerial Perceptions of Intergovernmental Management,” State & Local Government Review 50(1): 6-14.
  • Fowler, L. (2018). “When Need Meets Opportunity: Expanding Local Air Networks,” American Review of Public Administration 48(3): 219-231.
  • Fowler, L. and A. Johnson (2017). “Overlapping Authorities in U.S. Energy Policy.” The Electricity Journal 30(9): 1-5.
  • Fowler, L. and I. Castellano. (2017). “Creating Accountability with Interstate Cooperation: Unauthorized Water Use Enforcement on the Klamath River.” State & Local Government Review 49(2): 234-250.
  • Fowler, L. (2017). “Tracking State Trends in Environmental Public Opinion,” The Social Science Journal 54(3): 287-294.
  • Fowler, L., T.T. Neaves, A. Cosby, and J. Terman (2017). “Cultural Penetration and Punctuated Policy Change: Explaining the Evolution of U.S. Energy Policy,” Review of Policy Research 34(4): 559-577.
  • Fowler, L. (2016). “PAYGO for Punctuality,” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 28(3): 265-298. (editor requested)
  • Fowler, L. (2016). “Local Governments: The ‘Hidden Partners’ of Air Quality Management,” State and Local Government Review 48(3): 175-188.
  • Fowler, L. (2016). “The States of Public Opinion on the Environment,” Environmental Politics 25(20): 315-337.
  • Stanisevski, D. and L. Fowler (2015). “Is California Broke or Is Its Budgeting System Broken? Empirical Examination of the Budget Affordability, the Institutional Arrangements, and the Growth Deficits in California.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 27(3).
  • Fowler, L. (2015). “Management Matters in Renewable Portfolio Standards,” International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior 18(2).
  • Fowler, L. and N. Rudnick (2015). “Punctuality is for the Bored: The California Budget Process.” California Journal of Politics and Policy 7(2).
  • Fowler, L. (2014). “Assessing the Framework of Policy Outcomes: The Case of the U.S. Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act,” Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 16(4).
  • Fowler, L. and J. Breen (2014). “Political Influences and Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy.” The Electricity Journal 27(1).
  • Fowler, L. (2013). “Measuring Organization: Performance in Environmental Agencies.” International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior 16(3).
  • Fowler, L. and J. Breen (2013). “The Impact of State Political Factors on Renewable Portfolio Standard Adoption.” The Electricity Journal 26(2). (editor requested)

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • “Finding Practical Solutions to Administrative Challenges in Small Programs” with William Hatcher & Julie Olberding. NASPAA, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019.
  • “Are Republicans Bad for the Environment” with Jaci Kettler. Western Political Science Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2019
  • “State Implementation Capacity for Managing Federal Environmental Programs” with Chris Birdsall, Western Political Science Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2019
  • “Moral Hazards and Competing Incentives for Intergovernmental Environmental Management” with Elizabeth Fredericksen. American Society of Public Administrators, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, March 2019
  • “Are the Best and Brightest Joining the Public Service?” with Chris Birdsall. Midwest Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2018.
  • “Are the Best and Brightest Joining the Public Service?” with Chris Birdsall. Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Hollywood, FL, October 2017.
  • “Understanding Intergovernmental Relations in US Energy Governance,” with Autumn Johnson. Energy Policy Research Conference, Annual Conference, Park City, UT, September 2017.
  • “Negative Environmental Amenities for Senior Citizen Mobility.” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 2016.
  • “Building Applied Research Capacity at Regional Universities.” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, October 2015.
  • “PAYGO for Punctuality.” American Society of Public Administration, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2015.
  • “Mapping the Way Forward in Budgeting Theory,” with Robert Smith. Association of Budgeting and Financial Management, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October, 2013.
  • “Perceptions of Administrative Role by State Environmental Employees.” American Society of Public Administration, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2013.
  • “Is the South ‘Going Green?’” with Joseph Breen. Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Miami, FL, October, 2012.
  • “Applications of Ngram Analysis in Political Science and Public Policy.” Explorations in Emerging Data for the Social Sciences Seminar, Dubronvik, Croatia, June 11 – 15, 2012.
  • “The Implications of E-Government for Representative Bureaucracy.” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 23, 2011.
  • “Cultural Punctuations and the Evolution of U.S. Energy Policy.” With Arthur G. Cosby and Tonya T. Neaves. Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 22, 2011.
  • “Historical Narrative of the Oil Industry and the Normalized Power Relationship with American Government.” Public Administration Theory Network, Annual Conference, Norfolk, VA, May 22, 2011.
  • “Why States Adopt Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy: An EHA Analysis.” with Joseph Breen. Southern Political Science Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 6, 2011.
  • “The Impact of State Political Factors on Renewable Portfolio Standard Adoption: An EHA Adoption.” with Joseph Breen. Mississippi Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Columbus, MS, November 5, 2010.
  • “Lessons from Reconstruction: Implications for Leadership.” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC, October 14, 2010.
  • “Energy Policy and Political Culture: Renewable Reform at the State Level.” Southern Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 7, 2010.
  • “Changing Issue Positions on Abortion and the Death Penalty: Mississippi, 1986-2006.” Mississippi State University Graduate Research Symposium, Annual Conference, Starkville, MS, April 4, 2008.

Briefs and Reports

  • “Public Safety Compensation and Scheduling Report, City of Moultrie,” with Darrell Ross and Robert Yehl. Center for Applied Social Sciences at VSU, Moultrie, GA, February 2016.
  • “Focus Group Report Prepared for the Fair Housing Committee, City of Valdosta,” with James LaPlant and Robert Yehl. Center for Applied Social Sciences at VSU, Valdosta, GA, April 2015.
  • “A Legacy of Ethics of the “Conscience’ of the Senate.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, August 2008.
  • “Stennis, Sputnik, and How the Space Race Changed America.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 2008.
  • “John C. Stennis and the CIA.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, April 2008.
  • “John C. Stennis and the Watergate Controversy.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, March 2008.
  • “John C. Stennis and the Censure of Joseph McCarthy.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, February 2008.
  • “John C. Stennis and the 1947 Senate Campaign.” John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, January 2008.

Grants and Contracts

  • Co-Principal Investigator. “Why Are Voters Not Using Early Voting Options,” MIT Elections Laboratory. Unfunded for $18,400. April 2018.
  • Principal Investigator. “Assessing Dynamic Networks in Water Quality Governance,” National Science Foundation. Unfunded for $400,000. July 2017.
  • Co-Principal Investigator. “Technological Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems,” National Science Foundation. Unfunded for $2,500,000. March 2017.
  • Co-Principal Investigator with Robert Yehl and Darrell Ross. “Compensation Study for Police and Fire,” City of Moultrie, GA. Funded for $4,100. October 2015.
  • Writer and Evaluator, with Principal Investigators Brian Gerber. “Educational Leadership and Community Engagement in Gang Related Activities Prevention in Belize City.” US Department of State. Unfunded for $250,000. May 2015
  • Co-Principal Investigator with James LaPlant and Robert Yehl. “Focus Groups for Fair Housing,” City of Valdosta, GA. Funded for $5,000. April 2015.
  • Principal Investigator, “State-level Environmentalism and Public Opinion,” Center for Applied Social Sciences. Valdosta State University. Funded for $1000. April 2014.
  • Principal Investigator, “Never on Time: The Budgeting Process and Legislative Dynamics,” Faculty Research Seed Grant. Valdosta State University. Funded for $5000. May 2014.
  • Principal Investigator, “Outputs, Outcomes, and the Operation of Public Organizations,” Science of Organizations. National Science Foundation. Unfunded for $72,786. June 2014.

Guest Lectures, Public Speeches, and Workshops

  • Panel Participant. College Debt Political Forum hosted by the Democratic Party of Lowndes County, March 7, 2016.
  • Debate Moderator. Local Candidate Political Forum hosted by the American Association of University Women VSU Chapter, September 24, 2015.
  • “Managing Your Student Loan Debt,” with Travis York, IDEA Center at Valdosta State University, January 27, 2015.
  • “Prepping for the College Experience.” Guest Speaker, SMILE Program, Valdosta High School, December 4, 2014.
  • Debate Moderator. Local Candidate Political Forum hosted by the American Association of University Women VSU Chapter, October 8, 2014.
  • “Government and Society.” Guest Lecture, Introduction to Sociology taught by Maggie Bohm, June 26, 2012.
  • “How Public Policy affects Family Structure.” Guest Lecture, Marriage and Family taught by Maggie Bohm, April 23, 2012.
  • “What Is Public Policy?” Guest Lecture, American Government taught by Beth Rauhaus, March 26, 2012.
  • “Developing a Literature Review.” Guest Lecture, Political Analysis taught by Dr. Robbin B. Mellen Jr., September 19, 2011.
  • “Issues of Energy Policymaking.” Guest Lecture, Legislative Process taught by Dr. Robbin B. Mellen Jr., Mississippi State University, April 6, 2010.
  • “Variable Coding in SPSS.” Guest Lecture, Political Analysis taught by Dr. Robbin B. Mellen Jr., Mississippi State University, October 15, 2009.
  • Co-host of The Big Tent on Radio Boise, with Charlie Hunt, Jen Schneider, and Jaclyn Kettler. June 2018 – present.
  • “In Idaho, Republicans’ Support for Mask Mandates Falls if They Are Enforced” with J. Lyons. London School of Economics United States Politics & Policy (USAPP) blog. October 21, 2021. Available at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2021/10/21/in-idaho-republicans-support-for-mask-mandates-falls-if-they-are-enforced/
  • “This is How States Have Improved How Teachers Report Child Abuse” with J. Vallett. 3Streams Blog. March 30, 2021. Available at: https://medium.com/3streams/erins-law-promises-to-improve-how-teachers-report-child-abuse-does-it-deliver-a51a64f2cea5
  • “There is More Pollution When Congress and State Governorships are Under Republican Control” with J. Kettler. London School of Economics United States Politics & Policy (USAPP) blog. August 27, 2020. Available at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/08/27/there-is-more-pollution-when-congress-and-state-governorships-are-under-republican-control/
  • “Democratic Governors are Quicker in Responding to the Coronavirus than Republicans” with J. Kettler and S. Witt. The Conversation. April 6, 2020. Available at: https://theconversation.com/democratic-governors-are-quicker-in-responding-to-the-coronavirus-than-republicans-135599
  • “Who is Most Likely to Voluntarily Comply with COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations?” with Steve Utych. The Blue Review, April 3, 2020. https://www.boisestate.edu/bluereview/who-is-most-likely-to-voluntarily-comply-with-
    covid-19-public-health-recommendations/
  • “Is the New Deal a Fitting Implementation Model for the Green New Deal?” with Monica Hubbard. Public Administration Review’s Bully Pulpit, July 19, 2019. https://www.publicadministrationreview.com/2019/07/16/gnd20/
  • “Local Governments and Air Quality Where You Are” with Bryant Jones. The Blue Review. April 30, 2018. Available at https://thebluereview.org/local-governments-air-quality/
  • “Stuck in the Middle: Why Choose the Public Sector?” with Chris Birdsall. The Blue Review. January 29, 2018. Available at https://thebluereview.org/stuck-in-the-middle/
  • “Local Governments are Hidden but Important Partners in Air Quality Management.” London School of Economics United States Politics and Policy (USAPP) blog. March 23, 2017. Available at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2017/03/23/local-governments-are-hidden-but-important-partners-in-air-quality-management/
  • “Pro-Environment vs. Pro-‘Government Fixing the Environment.’” The Blue Review. November 7, 2016. Available at https://thebluereview.org/pro-environment-vs-pro-government-fixing-the-environment/
  • “Environmentalism and Politics.” The Academic Minute by WAMC (National Public Radio affiliate). November 6, 2016. Available at http://academicminute.org/2016/11/luke-fowler-boise-state-university-environmentalism-and-politics/
  • “McCain and Mississippi.” Clarion Ledger, Perspectives Section. Sunday Edition. Jackson, MS, September 21, 2008.

Honor Societies & Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Public Administration, since 2009
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration Academic Honor Society, since 2011
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Academic Honor Society, since 2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society, since 2010

Awards

  • Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, Honorable Mention for the Certificate in Applied Public Administration, 2019
  • BSU School of Public Service Research Excellence Award, May 2017
  • VSU Faculty Scholarship Award to support conference travel, September 2015.
  • VSU Faculty Scholarship Award to support conference travel, March 2015.
  • Travel Support Award to attend Explorations in Emerging Data for the Social Sciences Research Seminar in Dubronvik, Croatia, 2012
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Mississippi Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2010
  • Prestage-Cook Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association, 2010
  • Garner Fellowship, Mississippi State University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 2009 – 2013

Professional Service

Editorial Board

  • State & Local Government Review, 2021-2024

Reviewer

  • Energy Policy
  • American Review of Public Administration
  • Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management
  • Climate Change Letters
  • Public Administration Review
  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly
  • Review of Policy Research
  • International Journal of Organizational Theory & Behavior
  • Environmental Politics

Misc.

  • Member, Collins Paper Award Review Committee, 2015 Southeastern Conference on Public Administration
  • Panel Organizer and Chair for “Building Applied Research Capacity at Regional Universities,” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, October 2015.
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science, August 2014
  • Conference Chair, Mississippi State University 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Starkville, MS, April 14, 2012.
  • Discussion Forum Chair for “Preparing for Comprehensive Exams,” Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, April 2, 2012.
  • Conference Chair, Mississippi State University 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Starkville, MS, April 16, 2011.
  • Panel Chair for “Public Administration Theory, Practice, and Implementation,” Mississippi State University Graduate Research Symposium, Starkville, MS, April 16, 2011.
  • Panel Discussant for “Legislative Politics in the American States,” Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2011.

University Service

Boise State University

  • Co-Academic Director (with Brian Wampler), Mandela Washington Grant, 2019 and 2020 program years
  • Chair, University Sabbatical Committee, September 2018 – May 2019
  • Member, Professional Standards Committee, September 2018 – present
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Energy Policy Institute Director, September 2017 – February 2018
  • Member, Technology for Learning and Teaching Group, November 2016 – present
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, September 2016 – February 2018
  • Member, University Sabbatical Committee, September 2016 – May 2019

Valdosta State University

  • Chair, DPA Admissions Appeals Committee, June 2016 – July 2016
  • Judge, Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 6 – 8, 2016
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Assistant Professor, March 2015 – May 2015
  • Member, Center for Applied Social Sciences Executive Committee, September 2014 – July 2016
  • Member, DPA Procedures Review Committee, October 2014 – May 2015
  • Member, University Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee, August 2014 – May 2016
  • Faculty Secretary, Dept. of Political Science, August 2014 – May 2015
  • Member, Degree Assessment Committee, Dept. of Political Science, August 2013 – May 2016

Mississippi State University

  • Chapter Advisor, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 2011 – 2013
  • Judge, John C. Stennis Novice Speech and Debate Tournament, September 9 – 10, 2011
  • President, Graduate Student Association, 2010 – 2011
  • Member, Graduate Council, 2010 – 2011
  • Member, President’s Committee on Planning, 2010 – 2011
  • Doctoral Student Representative, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 2009-2010
  • Masters Student Representative, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 2008-2009

Dissertation Committees

Ph.D. Committees

  • Joel Vallett (Chair), “Child Abuse and Education Laws: Effective Incentives for Policy Change” defended January 31, 2019, Boise State University
  • John Gaeddert (Co-Chair), “Repellant Beauty: A Rational Inquiry into 21st Century Patented Lode Mine Use” defended February 28, 2018, Boise State University

DPA Committees

  • Natalie Kuhlmann (Committee Member), “Evaluating the Impact of Government Subsidy on Student Borrowing at U.S. Higher Education Institutions” defend February 22, 2018, Valdosta State University
  • Howard Scott Dunn (Co-Chair), “Factors Influencing the Perception of Information Technology Strategic Alignment of Information Technology Leaders in Small Cities” defended October 7, 2016, Valdosta State University
  • Thomas Courson (Committee Member), “The Psychology of Communication: Does the Ethical Perception of Downward Openness Affect Employee Morale?” defended June 15, 2016, Valdosta State University
  • Brian Houillion (Dissertation Chair), “An Examination of the Economic Impact of Smoke-free Legislation on the Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Industry” defended September 29, 2015, Valdosta State University
  • Paula McBride (Committee Member), “The Equal Justice Gap: The Conditions Impacting Choice of Public Interest Law in Current Law Students,” defended August 3, 2015, Valdosta State University
  • Rebecca Lanning (Committee Member), “Arts Entrepreneurship: Faculty Support for Corrections to the Music Curriculum in Higher Education,” defended April 7, 2015, Valdosta State University

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