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  • The Road to City Manager: A Balancing Act for Women near the Top 

    Wayman, Ashley; Shields, Patricia M. (Initiative for Gender Equity in the Public Sector, 2022-10-18)
    This Blog entry about women in city government was written by Ashley Wayman, a graduate of the Texas State MPA Program and Patricia Shields, her professor. The Blog discusses Ashley’s research at Texas State into reasons ...
  • Handbook of Gender and Public Administration: A BookTalk 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Elias, Nicole M. (2022-09-22)
    This BookTalk, sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration, provides a fresh focus on how gender and public administration influence and interact with each other. It introduces the Handbook on Gender and ...
  • Scholarly Publishing in Military Sciences: Insights from an Experienced Editor 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2022-10)
    This is a workshop on scholarly publishing in military sciences presented at the 2022 Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society - Canada. It focuses on publication in Armed Forces & Society, the journal that the ...
  • Peaceweaving and Positive Peace 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2022-10-05)
    This presentation is part of Texas State Philosophy Dialogue Series week on Peaceweaving. It defines and refines the definition of peaceweaving. The concept originated with Jane Addams and her work at Hull House in Chicago ...
  • The Afghanistan War through the Pages of Armed Forces and Society: An Editors Perspective 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2022-10)
    This presentation examines the influence of the Afghanistan war on the nature of the articles published in Armed Forces & Society. My tenure as editor of Armed Forces & Society overlaps completely with the war years. ...
  • Collaborative Innovation: A Case Study of Austin’s Economic Development Department 

    Gonzales, Rodney; Rangarajan, Nandhini (2014-08)
    The city of Austin’s multifaceted success in job creation, redevelopment, downtown initiatives, developing tools for small businesses, and growth and diversity in the industry sectors of technology, digital media, film, ...
  • Women Scholars and Wellness Challenges 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Elias, Nicole M. (2022-04-19)
    This presentation to the International Research Society of Public Management dealt with the wellness challenges faced by academic women in public administration. The two presenters, Dr. Patricia Shields and Dr. Nicole Elias ...
  • Democracy and Jane Addams's Social Ethics through the Lenses of Pragmatism and Hickman's Technology 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2022-03-24)
    This presentation uses the lenses of pragmatism to explore participatory democracy and the social ethics of Jane Addams. It applies these concepts using examples from public administration. The contributions of Larry Hickman ...
  • Introduction to the Handbook on Gender and Public Administration 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Elias, Nicole M. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022-02-15)
    This open access chapter introduces the Handbook on Gender and Public Administration. The Handbook is a starting point to better understand and promote gender equity in public administration theory and practice. It ...
  • Do Police Officers in the USA Protect and Serve All Citizens Equally? 

    DeSoto, William (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-10)
    Survey research has clarified the extent to which racial minorities and majority white Americans disagree about whether police should be trusted. Racial minorities are generally far more suspicious of the police officers ...
  • Getting Published in the Middle of the List: ASPA PhD Summit 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2013-03-17)
    This lecture was given at the PhD Summit of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). It focused on what it means to get a paper published in a respectable journal in the middle of the ...
  • Public Service in the 21st Century: Nonprofits Take the Lead 

    Shields, Patricia M. (2013-03-16)
    This presentation was prepared for the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference (2013). It examines historical public service, public administration and nonprofit management.
  • Gauging Good Governance: A Practical Tool for Normative Evaluation Research 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Rangarajan, Nandhini; Casula, Mattia (2021-04)
    This PowerPoint presentation at the 2021 ASPA conference introduces a new research purpose for Public Administration and applied research generally. Traditionally, scholars have recognized three purposes for empirical ...
  • The Potential of Working Hypotheses for Deductive Exploratory Research 

    Casula, Mattia; Rangarajan, Nandhini; Shields, Patricia M. (Springer, 2020-12)
    While hypotheses frame explanatory studies and provide guidance for measurement and statistical tests, deductive, exploratory research does not have a framing device like the hypothesis. To this purpose, this article ...
  • The COVID-19 Enemy is Still Advancing 

    Scott, Ryan J.; Means, Odelle J.; Shields, Patricia M. (United States Army War College Press, 2020-08)
    The US military has a historical precedence for dealing with a pandemic while simultaneously conducting large-scale combat operations. Two twentieth-century examples assess the extent to which the military adapted operations ...
  • It Is a Working Hypothesis: Searching for Truth in a Post-Truth World (Part 1) 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Rangarajan, Nandhini; Casula, Mattia (Russian Academy of Sciences, 2019-02)
    Public administration research methodology should be flexible and comprehensive enough to include many methodologies and approaches to inquiry. In this paper we show how certain kinds of qualitative and mixed method ...
  • It Is a Working Hypothesis: Searching for Truth in a Post-Truth World (Part 2) 

    Shields, Patricia M.; Rangarajan, Nandhini; Casula, Mattia (Russian Academy of Sciences, 2019-02)
    Public administration research methodology should be flexible and comprehensive enough to include many methodologies and approaches to inquiry. In this paper we show how certain kinds of qualitative and mixed method ...
  • Dynamic Intersection of Military and Society 

    Shields, Patricia M. (Springer Nature, 2020-03)
    The military and society interact and shape each other every day. This chapter examines the diverse, interdisciplinary field of study that seeks to understand and explain that interaction. It begins by defining and situating ...
  • College Students and Alcohol Use: A Test of Social Learning, Strain, and Acculturation Theories 

    DeSoto, William; Tajalli, Hassan; Smith, Chad L.; Pino, Nathan W. (Wiley, 2014-09)
    This article uses an original data set to explore the utility of three classic sociological theories to test patterns of college student alcohol consumption: social learning, strain, and acculturation. The survey data ...

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