We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauren Edwards as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy.Dr. Edwards earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy in 2011 from a joint program between Georgia State University and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Since 2011 she has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political
Science at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Edwards’ research
interests include: nonprofit and public management; strategic
management, planning and performance; public participation and coproduction; program evaluation; and diversity and gender issues. In fall 2014, she will be teaching PUBL 613 Managing Public Organizations. Dr. Edwards is replacing Dr. Eric Zeemering.
Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Northern
Illinois University. He will work with students entering careers in city
government and continue his research on local government service
delivery and collaborative governance.