Eastern Michigan University
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Barbara Patrick

Associate Professor

Patrick 601K Pray Harrold



Current Semester Courses

Winter 2019

PLSC 112 MW, 11-12:15, PH 420 Syllabus
PLSC 352 MW, 12:30-1:45, PH 419 Syllabus
PLSC 540 M, 6-8:40, PH 420 Syllabus

Office Hours

MW 2-6
T 1-4
by appt


Ph.D. (2007), Mississippi State University.

MPPA. (2003), Mississippi State University.

B.A. (2001), Rust College.

curriculum vitae

Interests and Expertise

Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Budgeting, Performance Management

Selected Scholarly Activity

“Altering Public Sector Accountability Models: The Case of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal” with Gregory Plagens, Aaron Rollins, and Elizabeth Evans.  Forthcoming Public Performance and Management Review.

“Performance Management and Ethics: The Case of Veterans’ Affairs and Timely Services” with Gregory Plagens Public Integrity Vol. 20, No. 2 (2018):150-162.

"Shifting the Blame in Public Education: Are There Parallels Between Opinion and Policy, " with Aaron Rollins Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2016): 51-66.

“Performance Policies and Workforce Development: Can the Market Model Be Successfully Implemented in the Public Arena?”  Politics and Policy, Vol. 44, No. 6 (2016): 1116-1157.

“Assessing Public Sector Performance Reforms and the Plight of Disadvantaged Citizens,” with Aaron Rollins, Public Administration Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 4 (2015): 151-187.