Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration & Policy (CPAP)
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of Connecticut, 1996
- M.P.A., Public Affairs, University of Connecticut, 1991
- M.F.A., Music Composition, Princeton University, 1979
- B.A., Music, Wellesley College, 1977
- Public policy
- Social welfare policy
- Government contracting and accountablility
- State development
- American political developmennt
- PAPA 5014: Concepts and Approaches in Public Administration
- PAPA 6014: Theory and Context of Public Administration
- PAPA 6254: Advanced Topics in Public Policy: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy
- PAPA 6264: Advanced Topics in Policy Systems: Federalism and Intergovernmental Management
- PAPA 6294: Doctoral Research Seminar
- PAPA 6394: Doctoral Writing Seminar
- Patriots, Settlers, and the Origins of American Social Policy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- “The Twentieth-Century Administrative State and Networked Governance,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 27 (3) (2017): 468-484.
- “Is Public Management Neglecting the State?” (with Brint Milward, Alasdair Roberts, Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna, Veronica Junjan, René Torenvlied, Arjen Boin, H.K. Colebatch, Donald Kettl, and Robert Durant). Governance 29 (3) (2016): 331-34.
- “Fiduciary Responsibilities to Whom? Federal Grant Recipients’ Perceptions of the Public Interest” (with Emily Brock and Meredith Hundley),” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 28 (1) (2016): 72-102.
- New Deal – Cold War outsourcing
- Path dependency theory
- Narrative in procurement contracts
- Development of the American welfare state and welfare policy
- Social construction of citizens and groups of citizens in public policy
- Political development
- Government contracting
- Conditions attached to grants and entitlement programs