The Routledge Public Affairs Education series, edited by William Hatcher and Bruce D. McDonald III, publishes books designed to assist faculty in the classroom and in the management of public administration, public affairs, and public policy programs. To accomplish this, the book series explores evidence-based practices, commentary about the state of public administration education, and pedagogical perspectives. The Routledge Public Affairs Education series examines the future of public administration education, teaching practices, international public administration education, undergraduate public administration programming, and other relevant topics to advance the field’s knowledge.
Managing Gender Inequity in Academia A Guide for Faculty and Administrators in Public Affairs Programs
Integrating Community Engagement in Public Affairs Education Solutions for Professors Working in Divisive Environments
Teaching Social Equity in Public Administration A Cross-Curricular Guide for Faculty and Programs
Undergraduate Public Affairs Education Building the Next Generation of Public and Nonprofit Administrators
By Gina Scutelnicu Todoran
April 16, 2024
Academia is not immune to gender bias, and in many public affairs programs, inequities persist in faculty academic rank, salary, career length, job security, leadership roles, professional recognition, resource allocation, and role stereotypes. Managing Gender Inequity in Academia is the first book...
By Thomas Andrew Bryer
March 22, 2024
Community engaged universities prepare students to participate in societies in ways that are inclusive. This book presents a coherent argument for higher education institutions to not only encourage students to engage in their communities, but to develop themselves as community engaged institutions...
By Sean A. McCandless, Susan T. Gooden
March 05, 2024
Public administration education programs prepare students in the provision of important public and non-profit services, so it is essential that such programs help prepare administrators to advance social equity, one of the pillars of the discipline. This exciting new book from social equity ...
By Thomas Andrew Bryer, Timothy J. Shaffer
June 23, 2023
Contemporary public policy challenges are increasingly called “wicked problems,” or problems that cannot be solved by one sector or one agency of government alone. Solutions to wicked problems often further require the recognition and acceptance of tradeoffs or drawbacks, which might include a cost...
By William A Brown, Matthew Hale
July 14, 2022
There are more than 1.8 million nonprofits in the United States and at least 3 times that many internationally. Workers in these nonprofits and civil society organizations increasingly look to academic programs to provide leadership and management training. This edited volume is designed to provide...
By Bruce D. McDonald III, Meagan M. Jordan
December 21, 2021
Many universities offer the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or other public affairs degree, which includes at least one course in public budgeting or public financial management. The faculty who teach these courses can however sometimes struggle to cover the breadth of material required and ...
By Madinah Hamidullah
November 12, 2021
Public affairs and nonprofit program administrators and directors interested in (or tasked with) implementing undergraduate programs require a resource where they can find information for recruiting and retaining the next wave of public and nonprofit workers. While similar to graduate public...
By Bruce McDonald III, William Hatcher
March 10, 2020
While public affairs faculty study administration and management techniques, few administrators of public affairs programs receive formal training in the nuts and bolts of academic administration. Even those faculty who come to academia after distinguished careers in managerial positions may not be...