Faculty Contribution

Expectations for program faculty are set by the department, as specified in the Department Evaluation Document. The top priority of faculty members is instructional effectiveness, although faculty members are expected to be productive in both scholarly and service activities. Research can be applied or theoretical. Grant development and administration are encouraged, but they alone are not sufficient to satisfy requirements for scholarly and service contributions. Junior faculty members, for example, are expected to produce five research products within five years to qualify for promotion to associate professor and to be tenured. A research product can be a published article, a research report or a conference paper. Service to the department, university and community are expected. Faculty members complete annual faculty activity reports that are used by the department head to track performance over time.

The following are examples of research productivity of program faculty.

Bernstein, Jeffrey

Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Collaborative Structures. Co-editor (with Brooke A. Flinders) and contributing author. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016.

“Finding Moments of Meaning in Undergraduate Education: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Can Help.” Forthcoming in International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

 “Rehabilitating Citizenship: Lessons from Across the Curriculum” (with Rebecca S. Nowacek and Michael B. Smith). Forthcoming in Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation.

Fleischmann, Arnold

Robert M. Howard, Arnold Fleischmann, and Richard N. Engstrom. Politics in Georgia 3rd edition. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017 (in production) [previous editions published in 1997 and 2007 with Carol Pierannunzi as second author].

Lottie, Adrian

Lottie, Adrian. 2012. "Civil Rights Strategies and the Black‐White Wealth Gap." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 12.

Ohren, Joseph

Ohren, Joseph and Jeffrey Bernstein. 2009. "Learning Politics and Learning to Learn: A Collaborative Service-Learning Project with a Local Government". In David Redlawski and Tom Rice (eds.), Civic Service: Service Learning with State and Local Government Partners, Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons

Patrick, Barbara

“Altering Public Sector Accountability Models: The Case of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal.” Revise and Resubmit Public Performance and Management Review.

“Performance Management and Ethics: The Case of Veterans’ Affairs and Timely Services” Forthcoming Public Integrity 2017.

"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).

Plagens, Gregory

Ortega, Ramona, Gregory K. Plagens, Peggy Stephens and RaJade M. Berry-James. 2012. "Mexican American Public Sector Professionals: Perceptions of Affirmative Action Policies and Workplace Discrimination." Review of Public Personnel Administration, 32(1): 24-44.

Rosenfeld, Raymond

Reese, Laura A. and Raymond Rosenfeld. 2012. Comparative Civic Culture: The Role of Local Culture in Urban Policy-Making. London: Ashgate Press.