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Dr. Colleen Casey

Name

[Casey, Dr. Colleen]
  • Associate Professor, Department of Public Affairs, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

Biography

Dr. Colleen Casey is an Associate Professor in Public Affairs in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration with an emphasis on urban and community development policy. Her research interests focus on community engagement, local governance networks and the social and organizational relationships that influence community and economic development policy outcomes.  She teaches graduate level courses in public administration and public policy.

Professional Preparation

    • 2007 Ph.D. in Public Policy AnalysisSaint Louis University

Appointments

    • Sept 2014 to Present Assoc Prof
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2014 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2012 to June 2012 Visiting Scholar
      San Diego State University
    • Jan 2010 to Dec 2010 Visiting Scholar
      Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    • Sept 2007 to Aug 2008 Visiting Assistant Professor
      University of Connecticut
    • Sept 2005 to Aug 2007 Grants Development Specialist
      Saint Louis University
    • Sept 2003 to Aug 2005 Graduate Assistant
      Saint Louis University

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2012 to Present APPAM
    • Aug 2009 to Present American Society of Public Administration
    • Jan 2008 to Present Urban Affairs Association

Research and Expertise

  • Research interests

    Public Policy and Administration; Urban and Community Development Policy; Social Capital; Governance Networks; Equitable and Connected Community Development

Publications

      Journal Article 2016
      • Casey, C., Li, J., & Berry, M. (2016).  Interorganizational Collaboration in Public Health Data Sharing. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(6). Available online: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JHOM-05-2015-0082?journalCode=jhom

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Casey, C. (2016). Nonprofit Organizations in Governance Arrangements: Adding Democratic Value To Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Agreements? Public Integrity, 18(3).

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2015
      • Casey, C., & Moulton, S. (2015). Coproduction of public values through cross-sector implementation:  A multi-level analysis of community reinvestment outcomes in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. In J. Bryson, B. Crosby, & L. Bloomberg (Eds.), Creating public value in practice: Advancing the common good in a multi-sector, shared-power, wholly-in-charge world.  CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. 

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Casey, C. (2015). The paradox of entrepreneurship as a policy tool for economic inclusion in neoliberal policy environments. In S. Haymes, M. Vidal de Haymes, & R. Miller (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. 

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Casey, C. (2015). Public values in governance networks:  Management approaches and social policy tools in local community and economic development. American Review of Public Administration, 45(1), 106-127. 

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Li, J.., Casey, C. & Brewer, L. (2015).  Exploring opportunities for engaging public health organizations in transportation planning.  Public Works Management and Policy, 20(3), 201-225.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Casey, C. (2014). Critical connections: The importance of community- based organizations and social capital to credit access for low-wealth entrepreneurs. Urban Affairs Review, 50(3), 366-390. 

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2014
      • Figueroa, N. & Casey, C. (2014).  Proffering design:  Service learning strategies to instigate design projects as social change.   ACSA Fall 2014 Conference, Working out: Thinking while building. Nova Scotia, Canada, October 16-18. 

        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Paper 2012
      • Casey, C. and Moulton, S. (2012).  Coproduction of public values through cross-sector implementation: A multi level analysis of community reinvestment outcomes in hte Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC). Paper accepted and being presented at the Creating Public Values conference hosted by the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota. Available at: http://www.leadership.umn.edu/Public_Value.html
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Espinosa, S. & Casey, C. (2012). Innovative finance for transportation infrastructure development: Crafting a framework for the comparison of GARVEE bonds across the United States.  Paper abstract reviewed and accepted for inclusion in the ABFM conference, New York: NY. 
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Casey, C. (2012).  Community Reinvestment Act agreements: Policy Actors, Tools and Democratic Accountability.  Paper accepted and presented at the Academy of Management Meeting.  Boston, MA.   
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Casey, C. (2012). Low-Wealth, Minority Enterprises and Access to Financial Resources for Startup Activities: Do Connections Matter?. Economic Development Quarterly, 26 (3), p. 252-266. 
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Casey, C. & Li, J.  (2012). Web 2.0 Technologies and Authentic Public Participation: Engaging Citizens in Decision Making Processes. In Kloby, K. & D'Agostino, M. (Eds.), Citizen 2.0 Public and Governmental Interactions Through Web 2.0 Technologies.  IGI Global.  
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2011
      • Glasberg, D., Beeman, A., & Casey, C. (2011). Predatory Lending: Inequality in the American Dream. In Armaline, W., Glasberg, D., and Purkayastha, B. (Eds.), In Our Backyard: Human Rights, Injustice and Resistance in the United States. PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Casey, C., Glasberg, D., & Beeman, A. (2011). Racailized Disparities in Access to Mortgage Credit: Does Governance Matter? Social Science Quarterly.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2010
      • Casey, C., "A Closer Look at the Relationship Between Social Capital and Access to Financial Resources for Low Wealth Entrepreneurs," Economic Development in Underserved Communities, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 2010, pp. 48.
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2010
      • Casey, C. (2010, November). Minority Enterprises and Access to Financial Resources: Do Connections Matter?. Paper presented at Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Boston, MA.
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Glasberg, D., Beeman, A., & Casey, C. (2010). Whiteness as Property: Predatory Lending and the Reproduction of Racialized Inequality. Critical Sociology.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Casey, C. (2009). Linking Social Capital and Indirect Policy Tools: Fostering Equitable Community Reinvestment Responses?. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 28(4), 413-425.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2006
      • Dreier, P. & Casey, C. (2006). Pulling Apart: Economic Segregation in Suburbs and Central Cities in Major Metropolitan Areas. In Katz, B. and Lang, R. (Eds.), Redefining Urban and Suburban America: Evidence from Census 2000 (pp. 143-166). Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Swanstrom, T., Casey, C., Dreier, P. and Flack, R. (2004). Pulling Apart: Economic Segregation among Suburbs and Central Cities in Major Metropolitan Areas. Washington, D.C:  The Brookings Institution (Report). 
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • July  2015
      Project Based Learning for Active Commuting

      Presentation at the 2nd Summer Conference on Livable Communtieis. 

    • April  2015
      Fostering Health-Based Collaborations: Institutional Forces Shaping Data Sharing Practices Between Transportation and Public Health Professionals.

       Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in Miami, FL. 

    • November  2014
      Nonprofit Advocacy in Community Development: A Perspective on Roles and Functions.

      Paper presented at APPAM’s Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

    • October  2014
      The Role of Policy Actors in Building the Just City

      Invited speaker for the Dillon Symposium focused on "Building Just Cities". 

    • July  2014
      Exploring Opportunities for Engaging Public Health in Transportation Planning

      Presentation on models of collaboration for public health and transportation professionals. 

    • April  2013
      Group and structural social capital: Complements or substitutes for low wealth entrepreneurs?

      Paper reviewed and accepted for the 43rd Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in San Francisco, CA. 

    • September  2012
      Coproduction of public values through cross-sector implementation: A multi-level analysis of community reinvestment outcomes in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

      Abstract accepted for presentation at the “Creating Public Value in a Multi-Sector, Shared Power World Conference” at the University of Minnesota.  

    • June  2012
      Public values in governance networks: Management approaches and social policy outcomes in the case of economic and community development.

      Paper  submitted to “The Public Value Consortium Biennial Workshop 2012: Beyond Conceptualization, Integrating Public Values to Inform Policy and Management”, University of Illinois at Chicago. (June, 2012). Accepted and presented. 

    • October  2010
      Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery: A Focus on Job Creation and Stabilization
      Program Committee Member. A multidisciplinary academic conference designed to bring together researchers to understand the link between small business, entrepreneurship and economic recovery.
    • August  2010

      Who is still negotiating CRA agreements in the current decade?     - 2010

      Casey, C. "Who is negotiating CRA agreements in the current decade?" 

    • January  2008

      Policy Tools and Collaborative Action: Influencing Equitable Mortgage Loan Originations     - 2008

      A paper presented at the 2008 International Conference on Public Administration hosted by the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota.

    • January  2008

      Linking Social Capital and Indirect Policy Tools: Fostering Equitable Community Reinvestment Responses?     - 2008

      A paper presented at the 2008 Malta II Conference on Social Capital sponsored by the The Social Capital Foundation.

    • May  2007

      Access to Equitable Credit: CRA and Anti-Predatory Lending Policies     - 2007

      Casey, C. “Access to Equitable Credit: CRA and Local Anti-Predatory Lending Policies.”

    • April  2007

      Policy Design: Delivering Access to Equitable Credit     - 2007

      Casey, C. “Policy Design:  Delivering Access to Equitable Credit.”

    • March  2006

      Community Reinvestment Act and Anti-Predatory Lending Policy     - 2006

      Casey, C. “Community Reinvestment Act and Anti-Predatory Lending Policy:   Delivering Access to Equitable Credit.”

    • March  2005

      Spatial Inequalities in Metropolitan Areas.     - 2005

      Swanstrom, T. and Casey, C. “Spatial Inequalities in Metropolitan Areas.” 

  • Past
    •  
      Group and structural social capital: Complements or substitutes for low wealth entrepreneurs?

      Paper abstract reviewed and accepted for the 43rd Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in San Francisco, CA. 

Projects

  • 2013
    • Aug 2013 to Sept 2014 2013 Ford College Community Challenge Grant Winner, $25,000, UTA Service Learning Anti Diabetes Prevention Campaign.

       A university wide, service-learning project in conjunction with Mission Arlington to develop videos and games geared towards diabetes education and prevention, and to evaluate the program impact. 

      Role: Co-PI PI: Co-PI with S. Wigley, G. Frazier, B. Boardman, M. Clive, L. Cope, & S. Theriot (PI). (Fall & Spring 2013)

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2016 to Present Doc Dissertation Research: African Americans, STEM and Entrepreneurship: A Study of Factors That Influence African Americans To Pursue Entrepreneurship in STEM Fields sponsored by  - $20000
    • Sept 2015 to Present App-Based Crowd Sourcing of Bicycle and Pedestrian Conflict Data sponsored by  - $120001
    • Jan 2014 to Present Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities. sponsored by  - $209999
    • July 2014 to Apr 2016 Developing Performance Measures To Capture the Effects of Transportation Facilities On Multiple Public Health Outcomes sponsored by  - $189000
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2012 Linking Transportation planning with public health: An ecological based paradigm for institutional collaboration sponsored by  - $249982
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 Exploring foreclosure responses in the metroplex sponsored by  - $9140

Courses

      • PAPP 5311-001 PUBLIC POLICY FORMATION AND ANALYSIS

        The course covers the policy process, policy formulation and provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of policy analysis, using multiple theoretical and analytical perspectives. The primary focus is on U.S. policy, with an emphasis on state and local policy issues. The course aims to provide students with a foundation in the theory, process, and tools of policy analysis, so that they are able to think critically about applied public policy problems and the role of policy analysts. Students will also gain practical skills in the development and presentation of policy analysis and recommendations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PAPP 5350-500 Introduction to Public Administration

        This graduate level course introduces students to the field of public administration research, inquiry, and practice by providing in-depth coverage of important topics that helped shape the nature of public administration. Concepts such as the debates and discussions of public managers’ responsibilities and preservation of public values will equip students with an understanding of the cultural, constitutional, institutional, organizational, and ethical context of public administration through experiential learning.  

      • URPA 5320-001 PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY

         Historical evolution of administrative theory including classical, sociological and social-psychological dimensions; decision-making theory; organizational culture and leadership; implications for public management; basic concepts of organization development and impact on public administration paradigms; and future of public urban organization.

      • URPA 6349-001 DECISION MAKING AND PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

        This course explores the theoretical, practical, and topical connections between public policy and public administration through a decision-making lens. The objectives of the course are to enable students to identify, critique, and connect the theoretical and meta-theoretical assumptions of decision-making and public policy analysis. Course objectives will be pursued through readings, seminar discussions, and research-based assignments that focus on the intersection between decision-making, public policy, and public administration.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5350-500 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

        This graduate level course introduces students to the field of public administration research, inquiry, and practice by providing in-depth coverage of important topics that helped shape the nature of public administration. Concepts such as the debates and discussions of public managers’ responsibilities and preservation of public values will equip students with an understanding of the cultural, constitutional, institutional, organizational, and ethical context of public administration through experiential learning.  

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 6320-001 ADVANCED ORGANIZATION THEORY

        The primary objective of the advanced seminar is to analyze, evaluate and synthesize the major theoretical perspectives and issues studied in organization theory. The course focuses on theories and issues of particular importance for public and nonprofit organizations. Learning objectives include understanding of interpretive, critical, and postmodern critiques; and application of power, knowledge, and gender lenses to the analysis of organizational practices, culture, change, development, and policy actions. Students will demonstrate course mastery through an experiential learning project. Prerequisite: URPA 5320 or URPA 5323.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5311-001 Social Policy Formation

        The course covers the policy process, policy formulation and provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of policy analysis, using multiple theoretical and analytical perspectives. The primary focus is on U.S. policy, with an emphasis on state and local policy issues. The course aims to provide students with a foundation in the theory, process, and tools of policy analysis, so that they are able to think critically about applied public policy problems and the role of policy analysts. Students will also gain practical skills in the development and presentation of policy analysis and recommendations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5350-500 Introduction to Public Administration

        This graduate level course introduces students to the field of public administration research, inquiry, and practice by providing in-depth coverage of important topics that helped shape the nature of public administration. Concepts such as the debates and discussions of public managers’ responsibilities and preservation of public values will equip students with an understanding of the cultural, constitutional, institutional, organizational, and ethical context of public administration through experiential learning.  

      • UPPP 6300-001 Advanced Urban Theory

        This course introduces students to both classic and contemporary readings in urban theory and urban society. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the field, we will study and discuss work by scholars in urban planning, geography, sociology, political science, economics, and history. We will examine the social, spatial, and economic structure of cities from the late 18th Century to the present and consider how concepts of race, class, gender, diversity, and community influence and are influenced by contemporary urban development. The overarching objective of the course is to deepen your understanding of contemporary and historical urban development processes and prepare you to make theoretically informed analyses of urban planning, administration and policy issues. This course will also help students to address diversity and social justice issues and to improve their research and communication skills.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5320-001 Urpa 5320-001

        The course will cover the historical evolution of organization theory including classical, sociological and social-psychological dimensions; and introduce the basic elements of organizational theory such as environments, change, development, and learning, leadership, effectiveness, decision making and culture. Implications for managers or leaders of public organization will be considered. Course objectives will be accomplished through a service-learning project. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 6349-001 Urpa 6349-001

        This course explores the theoretical, practical, and topical connections between public policy and public administration through a decision-making lens. The objectives of the course are to enable students to identify, critique, and connect the theoretical and meta-theoretical assumptions of decision-making and public policy analysis. Course objectives will be pursued through readings, seminar discussions, and research-based assignments that focus on the intersection between decision-making, public policy, and public administration.

        In the first half of the semester, we will explore different cases and topics to understand and evaluate different models and frameworks of public policy analysis. In the second half of the semester, we will focus on individual and organizational decision making approaches from a variety of theoretical perspectives. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5320-001 Urpa 5320-001

        Historical evolution of administrative theory including classical, sociological and social-psychological dimensions; decision-making theory; implications of public interest theory for public management; basic concepts of organization development and impact on public administration paradigms; new public administration; and future of public urban organization. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 6320-001 Urpa 6320-001

        At the end of this course you will be able to:

        • Articulate the assumptions of organizational theories;
        • Critically evaluate journal articles in organizational theory to identify the type of study, the theory and the theoretical framework applied to answer the research question, and the study’s theoretical implication;
        • Write a research question and problem statement;
        • Develop a theoretical framework to apply to a public administration or public policy topic. 
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • URPA 5310-001 URBAN POLICY AND THE LAW
        This course will provide critical analysis of selected federal, state, and local government policies and programs designed to influence the course of change and the future development of cities and urban areas. The role of law and courts in shaping and regulating these processes and outcomes will be emphasized.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 6349-001 DECISION MAKING AND PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
        This course explores the theoretical, practical, and topical connections between public policy and public administration through a decision-making lens. The objectives of the course are to enable students to identify, critique, and connect the theoretical and meta-theoretical assumptions of decision-making models to models of public policy analysis and public administration. Course objectives will be pursued through readings, seminar discussions, and research-based assignments that focus on the intersection between decision-making, public policy, and public administration
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 5320-001 PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY
        The goal of this class is to study the historical evolution of administrative theory, including classical, sociological, and social-psychological dimensions; decision-making theory; implications of public interest theory for public management; basic concepts of organization development and impact on public administration paradigms; new public administration; and the future of public urban organizations.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 6320-001 ADVANCED ORGANIZATION THEORY
        The purpose of this advanced seminar is to examine the role of public agencies as organs of the State. It focuses on federal, urban, and nonprofit organizations. Learning objectives include understanding of interpretive, critical, and postmodern critiques of State's institutions; and application of power, knowledge, and gender lenses to the analysis of organizational practices, culture, and policy actions. Course may include a community-based service learning component. Prerequisite: URPA 5320 or URPA 5323
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 5320-001 PUBLIC ORGANIZATION THEORY
        The goal of this class is to study the historical evolution of administrative theory, including classical, sociological, and social-psychological dimensions; decision-making theory; implications of public interest theory for public management; basic concepts of organization development and impact on public administration paradigms; new public administration; and the future of public urban organizations.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 5310-001 URBAN POLICY AND THE LAW
        This course will provide critical analysis of selected federal, state, and local government policies and programs designed to influence the course of change and the future development of cities and urban areas. The role of law and courts in shaping and regulating these processes and outcomes will be emphasized.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 5399-001 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE
        The capstone experience is grounded on four interrelated pedagogical principles: 1) It integrates all the coursework taken before the capstone; 2) it strengthens students’ professional competencies in ethical public decision making and management of organizational resources; and 3) it enhances project management and teamwork skills; and 4) it develops students’ research skills including the use of appropriate methods to collect, analyze, and report data on a real-world organizational issue. SUPA’s capstone program is a practical approach to service-learning and facilitates the linking of theory with practice. This practical approach is a win-win situation for students, the community at large, and the university. Students learn by doing, provide a public service to the community, and the capstone projects are a university contribution to advance community interests. While students’ primary responsibilities are to contribute to the team’s successful completion of their particular project, teams collaborate with one another in establishing a learning community and furthering the goals of SUPA’s capstone program. Thus, teams develop work plans and carry out their projects (intra team responsibilities), but also provide periodic progress reports to the class, and produce a final written report and oral presentation of findings, which enhances class learning of the capstone research and process.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • URPA 5301-001 SUPA 5301: Foundations of Urban Politics and Economics
        Urban policies are formulated in the political and economic environment of communities, and there is a high degree of interaction between governmental and economic institutions. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of basic political and economic structures and processes. In the first half of the course, we will focus on economics, emphasizing contending ways of understanding market economies, economic actors, and the role of government. By the end of the first half, it should become evident that economic understandings have profound political and policy implications. In the second half, politics will be our focus, with an emphasis on different understandings of urban politics as well as on the diverse institutions and actors that carry out urban politics. By the end of the second half, it will again become evident that urban politics has economic implications.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • Faculty, International Doctorate Program in Urban Regeneration
      • July 2015 Universita Mediterranea Di Reggio Calabria, Italy (May 2013, June 2014) Responsibilities: • Teaching a 2 week seminar course in the principles of community development and chairing dissertation committees.

        Affiliated Faculty (through San Diego State University) with the CLUDs project. CLUDs is a research project financed within the 7Framework Program – Marie Curie IRSES, integrated with a higher education agenda. It is finalized to explore new approaches in delivering and implementing urban regeneration policies, in particular by testing an innovative model aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of deprived urban areas by focusing on public-private partnerships and urban-rural linkages. This innovative instrument is suitable to be implemented within the Europe 2020 framework.

    • Doctoral Dissertations supervised
      • May 2015 Doctoral Dissertations supervised

        Dieth, E. Diffusion of locally developed applications across the United States Judiciary Defended Spring 2015. (Chair)

    • Doctoral Dissertations supervised
      • July 2015 Doctoral dissertations Supervised

        Clark, Nita.  Evaluating the indirect effects of substantive co-worker representation, Defended July 2015. 

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • May 2015 Doctoral Dissertation committee member

        Nostikasari, Dian.  ASSESSING THE ‘BLACK BOX’ OF TRANSPORTATION MODELING: MAKING EVERYDAY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE MATTER. 

    • Doctoral Dissertations supervised
      • Sept 2015 Doctoral Dissertations Supervised: In Progress

        Beggs, W., In proposal stage (Chair);  Cartwright, V. In proposal stage (Chair);  Jones, Z. In proposal stage (Chair); Mitchell, C. In proposal stage (Chair); Topham, M., Defended proposal (Chair).   

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • Sept 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member: In progress

        Adwarka, F., In proposal stage (Committee member); Alqannas, M., In proposal stage (Committee member); Beggs, W., In proposal stage (Chair); Cartwright, G., Defended proposal (Committee member); Foster, N., Defended proposal (Committee member). 

  • 2014
    • Faculty, International Doctorate Program in Urban Regeneration
      • June 2014 Faculty Member, International Doctorate Program in Urban Regeneration

        Affiliated Faculty (through San Diego State University) with the CLUDs project. CLUDs is a research project financed within the 7Framework Program – Marie Curie IRSES, integrated with a higher education agenda. It is finalized to explore new approaches in delivering and implementing urban regeneration policies, in particular by testing an innovative model aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of deprived urban areas by focusing on public-private partnerships and urban-rural linkages. This innovative instrument is suitable to be implemented within the Europe 2020 framework.

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • Dec 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Meek, A. Weighing in on the hallmarks of nonprofit marketization: Organizational factors that predict capacity for education nonprofit organizations. Defended Fall 2014 (Committee Member). 

  • 2013
    • Faculty, International Doctorate Program in Urban Regeneration
      • June 2013 Faculty, Intl Doctorate Program in Urban Regeneration

        Affiliated Faculty (through San Diego State University) with the CLUDs project. CLUDs is a research project financed within the 7Framework Program – Marie Curie IRSES, integrated with a higher education agenda. It is finalized to explore new approaches in delivering and implementing urban regeneration policies, in particular by testing an innovative model aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of deprived urban areas by focusing on public-private partnerships and urban-rural linkages. This innovative instrument is suitable to be implemented within the Europe 2020 framework.

    • Doctoral Dissertations supervised
      • May 2013 Doctoral Dissertations Supervised

        Goodwin, K. The aesthetic experiences of public school teachers: Public schools through the lens of the organizational aesthetics framework. Defended, Spring 2013. (Chair) 

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • May 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Dena, M. Public budgeting with a gender perspective: A descriptive case study of Fulton County, Georgia & San Francisco City/County, California. Defended, Spring 2013. (Committee Member) 

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • Dec 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Owino, J. The Factors that Influence the Development of Performance Measures in Texas Counties. Defended Fall 2013. (Committee Member) 

  • 2010
    • Faculty Fellow-Service Learning
      • Sept 2010 Service Learning Faculty Fellow

        Accepted as a service learning faculty fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington 

  • 2012
    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • July 2012 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Brewer, L. Identifying the barriers to collaboration between transportation and public health using the network model. Defended Summer 2012. (Committee Member) 

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • Dec 2012 doctoral dissertation committee member

        Chumjit, S. Knowledge management in higher education in Thailand. Defended Fall 2012. (Committee Member) 

    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • Dec 2012 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Lewis, R. The multi-campus system’s role in maintaining institutional diversity in Texas public universities. Defended Fall 2012. (Committee Member) 

  • 2011
    • Doctoral dissertation committee member
      • May 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Rogers, S. Housing, capitalism and underdevelopment in Sub-Saharan Africa - An analysis of Sierra Leone’s housing market and its developmental challenges. Defended Spring 2011. (Committee Member) 

Service to the Community

  • Elected
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Project Based Learning with the Emerging Local Government Leaders Association

      A project based learning intervention in conjunction with the Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) to work on developing solutions to the top issues facing the public service profession.  

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2014 to  May 2014 Service Based Learning Project with Dallas Habitat for Humanity

      A service learning project in conjunction with Dallas Habitat for Humanity. 

    • Oct 2013 to  Apr 2014 Book Award Committee Member

      Member of the book award committee for the Urban Affairs Association.  

    • Sept 2010 to  Dec 2010 Arlington Strong Neighborhood Initiative

      A joint project between the City of Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development, the students in my Spring URPA 5320 course, and Dr. Li’s Project Planning course. The students were responsible for working alongside the citizens in the Town North Neighborhood to develop a vision for their community, identify the top issues and priorities of the community, and offer recommendations for the community and the City. 

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2011 to  Mar 2012 Brownlow Award Committee Member

      An award presented for the best practitioner-academic article published in the Public Administration Review.  

Service to the Profession

  • Other
    • Sept 2009 to  Present Journal Reviewer (10)

      Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of Planning and Education Research; Journal of Poverty; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; Critical Sociology; Economic Development Quarterly; Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal; Urban Affairs Review; Urban Studies; SAGE Open 

    • Dec 2014 to  Present Scholars Strategy Network

      A professional association for policy scholars focused on translating research into informative, publically accessible information. 

  • Appointed
    • Feb 2016 to  Dec 2017 Editorial Board Member -- Urban Affairs Review

      Nominated and invited to serve on the editorial board of the Urban Affairs Review journal.  

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2014 to  May 2014 College Transition Team

      A committee responsible for conducting research related to the integration of the School of ARchitecture and the School of Urban and Public Affairs. 

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2014 to  Feb 2015 University Program Review Committee

      Coordinate and serve as a liaison for University program reviews. 

    • Sept 2013 to  May 2014 Dean 5-year Review Committee

      Served on a 5-year review committee for one of the Deans at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

    • Sept 2010 to  May 2011 Co-Committee Member, Research Enhancement Program

      Co-Committee Member, School of Urban and Public Affairs.  

    • May 2015 to  July 2015 Reviewer, University Research Award Grants

      Member of the review committee for the 1st annual University Research Award Program to stimulate research collaboration among UTA faculty. 

  • Elected
    • May 2014 to  Oct 2014 Dean Search Committee

      Served on a search committee for the new dean of the new integrated college, uniting the School of Architecture and the School of Urban and Public Affairs. 

    • Feb 2011 to  May 2011 ACES-Judge

      Served as a judge for the Annual Celebration of Excellence (ACES) by students.  

    • Sept 2009 to  May 2011 Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee for OIT

      Member of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee for OIT.  

    • Sept 2009 to  Present Various Committees at the School/College Level

      Associate Dean Search Committee, Spring 2105 (Chair)
      Joint Faculty Search Committee-SUPA and COLA, Fall 2014-Spring 2015 (Member) Dean Search Committee, Summer/Fall 2015 (Member)
      Ad Hoc Grade Appeal Committees, School, 2011-present
      Graduate Admissions Committee Member, School, 2009-present
      Masters of Public Administration (MPA) Committee, School, 2009-present
      Public and Urban Administration (PUAD) Doctoral Committee, School-2011-present Urban Planning and Policy (UPPP) Doctoral Committee, School, 2011-present Comprehensive Exams Proctor, 2010-2011
      Graduate Financial Aid Committee, School, 2009-2011
      Graduate Studies Committee (Now divided into UPPP & PUAD), 2008-2011
      MPA Program Director Search Committee Co-Chair, School, 2010
      Comprehensive Exams Committee Member, School, 2009-2010 

Other Service Activities

  • Additional Information
    • Sep 2015 Award and Honors

      •    Accepted to (and participated in) the New Scholars Workshop, sponsored by the Journal of Planning and Education Research at UC Berkeley (August 2007)
      •    Alpha Sigma Nu (Initiated 2006)
      •    Graduate Student Association Community Service Award (2005)
      •    Co-Recipient of Team 2004 Grant for Wyman Elementary School (2003-2004)
      •    Program Scholar at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Program at the University of Michigan (2002)
      •    Graduate Student Research Award Recipient (Masters level, 1997)
       

Administrative Appointment

  • 2016
    • Sept 2016 to Present - Interim Department Chair, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb 2016 to Present - Program Director-Public and Urban Administration PhD Program, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   The University of Texas at Arlington   College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
  • 2015
    • Sept 2015 to Present - Program Director, Public Policy, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   School of Architecture (Old)   Architecture   The College of Architecture and Planning