Barbara Patrick

A photo of Barbara Patrick

Professor, Department Head

Political Science

601A Pray Harrold


[email protected]

Office Hours

  • By appointment


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2007
  • MPPA, Mississippi State University, 2003
  • BA, Rust College, 2001
  • Curriculum Vitae [PDF] 

Interests and Expertise

  • Public administration
  • Public policy
  • Public budgeting
  • Performance management


Winter 2024
  • PLSC 210, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 AM, 717 Pray Harrold

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “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.