I am the Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University.  I teach courses in American politics and public administration.  These courses include American Government (undergraduate), Ethics in Public Administration (undergraduate/graduate), and public policy (undergraduate/graduate).  I also teach courses in my research area (labor politics), such as Labor in America and Labor Relations.  I believe it is important to use creative activities in the classroom to help students learn course content and enhance their critical thinking skills.  One activity that I use requires students to generate political memes.  You can learn more about the activity by reading my article in the Journal of Political Science Education (Click Here).

My research focuses on labor union policy and politics, state policy and politics, and public administration ethics.  My work has been published in the Journal of Political Science Education, the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (Click Here), and Teaching Statistics. I am currently working on a book project about how public employees gain and lose their collective bargaining rights.  In addition to this, I am working on a project about the use of humor as a public service value in public administration.

Prior to joining the faculty at Clayton State University, I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Kent State University and a Master in Public Administration at Bowling Green State University.  If you would like to contact me, you can reach me at my Clayton State University email.


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