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  • Rahm, D. “Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions: Public Policy Issues for National and Global Governance.” Humanities and Social Science Review 8, no. 2 (2018): 139-148.

    Rahm, D. U. S. Environmental Policy: Domestic and Global Perspectives. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, October 31, 2018.

    Rissler, G. & Shields, P. “Positive Peace – A Necessary Touchstone for Public Administration.” Administrative Theory & Praxis (August 2018). DOI: 10.1080/10841806.2018.1479549.

    Tajalli, H. “The Impact of Texas ‘Wealth Equalization’ Program on the Academic Performance of Poor and Wealthy Schools.” The Urban Review (December 2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11256-018-0490-9

    De Soto, W., Tajalli, H., Pino, N., Smith, C. “The Effect of College Students’ Religious Involve-ment on Their Academic Ethic.” Religion & Education 45, no. 2 (2018): 190-207.


  • Shields, P. (2017). Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration. New York: Springer.

    Brown, C. R. (Accepted / In Press). A Litigious Proposal: A Citizen’s Duty to Challenge Climate Change in the Courts. In P. G. Harris (Ed.), Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Climate Change (First, pp. 385–457). 10 Heatherley Road, Camberley, Surrey,GU15 3LW UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Hanks, E. K., & Hanks, J. C. (2017). Ethics and communication: The essence of human behavior. In Nano-safety: What we need to know to protect workers. Berlin, Germany: DeGruyter.

    Longoria, T., Budd, D. M., & Manganaro, L. L. (2017). Support for Gender Equality Duty Strategies among Local Government Officials in Texas. In Beyond Reform: Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations. Routledge (Taylor and Francis).

    Rahm, D. (Accepted / In Press). Fracking and the Politics of Shale Gas and Oil Development. In A. Sapat (Ed.), Handbook of Environmental Governance. New York, New York: Routledge.

    Shields, P. (Accepted / In Press). Ambidexterity: Resolving Contradictions in Military Organizations. In R. Beeres, I. van Kememade, J. van der Meulen, & R. Moelker (Eds.), Ambidextrous Organizations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Springer.

    Shields, P., & Whetsell, T. (2017). Public Administration Methodology: A Pragmatic Perspective. In Foundations of Public Administration (pp. 75–92). New York: Melvin & Leigh.Shields, P. M. (2017). An Introduction to the Life of Jane Addams. In Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (pp. 3–16). New York: Springer.

    Shields, P. M. (2017). Jane Addams: Peace Activist and Peace Theorist. In Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (pp. 32–42). Springer.

    Shields, P. M. (2017). Jane Addams: Pioneer in American Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration. In Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (pp. 43–68). Springer.

    Shields, P. M. (2017). Jane Addams: Public Philosopher and Practicing Feminist Pragmatist,. In Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration (pp. 17–30).

    Fields, W. M., Fields, B., Wagner, J., & Thomas, J. (2017). Living with Water in the Era of Climate Change: Innovation and Limitation in the Planning and Rebuilding of New Orleans. Journal of Planning, Education, and Research. Accepted / In Press.

    Rahm, D. (2017). The U.S. Political Climate and Shale Gas and Oil Development. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 7(2), 478–488.

    Rangarajan, N. & Joshi, S. (2017). Sustainability Education in Public Administration and Policy: A Multi-Method Study of NASPAA Accredited Programs. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Accepted/In Press.

    Shields, P. (2017). The Limits of Negative Peace, The Faces of Positive Peace. Parameters, 47(3), 1–12.

    Shields, P. M., & Travis, D. (2017). Achieving Organizational Flexibility through Ambidexterity. Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly, 47(2), 65–76.

    Shields, P., & Soeters, J. (2017). Peaceweaving: Jane Addams, posi-tive peace, and Public Administration. American Review of Public Administration, 47(3), 323–339.

    DeSoto, W. H., Tajalli, H., Pino, N. W., & Smith, C. L. (Accepted / In Press). The Effect of College Students’ Religious Involvement on Their Academic Ethic. Religion and Education.

    Brady, G., & Tajalli, H. (Accepted / In Press). An Analysis of Educators Sanctioned for Misconduct. Journal of Research in Education.

    Tajalli, H., & Marta, O. (2017). An examination of Hispanic college enrollment and graduation: Has the Texas Closing the Gaps plan been successful? Journal of Latinos and Education.

    Tajalli, H., & Alejandra Pena. (Accepted / In Press). Sports Tourism Does not have to be Accompanied by Crimes: A case for the NFL Super Bowl. Journal of Sport & Tourism.

    Pino, N. W., Tajalli, H., Smith, C. L., & DeSoto, W. H. (2017). Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students for Recreational and Instrumental Purposes: Assessing the Differences. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(4), 606–621.

    Tajalli, H., & Alejandra, P. (2017). Sports Tourism Does not have to be Accompanied by Crime: A Case for the NFL Super Bowl. Journal of Sports and Tourism, 21(1), 15–32.

    Rahm, D. (2017, March 5). Population Growth Has Challenges, p. 6A.

    Rahm, D. (2017, February 12). 2016 Was the Warmest on Record, p. 4A.

    Rahm, D. (2017, January 1). How Green is the Incoming Team?, p. 5A.

  • Fields, Billy (2016). "Evaluating the Challenge of Conceptualizing the Smart City in Urban Planning: Greenway Planning in Texas". In Jurgita Bruneckiene (Ed.), International  Practices of Smart Development (183-196). Peter Lang GmbH - Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften. 

    Rahm, Dianne, Farmer, J.L., and Fields, Billy (2016). "The Eagle Ford Shale Development and Local Government Fiscal Behavior". Public Budgeting & Finance, published online July 7, 2016.

    Hanks, E.K., and Hanks, J.C., (2016). "Organizational values". In Carole L. Jurkiewicz (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Dodrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 

    Favreau, J.M., and Hanks, E.K., (2016). "Improving poll worker training: New ideas for measurable success". Administrative Theory & Praxis, 38 (1), 1-14.

    Budd, DM, Myers, A., and Longoria, T., (2016). "The Role of a Gendered Policy Agenda in Closing the Mayoral Ambition Gap: The Case of Female City Council Members". Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 6, 81-93.

    O'Herin, K., and Shields, P., (2016). "Assessing Municipal Forestry Activity: A Survey of Home Rule Municipalities in Texas, U.S.A.". Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, 42 (4), 267-280.

    Shields, P., (2016). "Building the Fabric of Peace: Jane Addams & Peaceweaving". Global Virtue Ethics Review, 7 (3), 21-33.

    Shields, P., and Rissler, G., (2016). "Positive Peace: Exploring the Roots and Potential for Public Administration". Global Virtue Ethics Review, 7 (3), 1-15.

    DeSoto, William, and Tajalli, Hassan, (2016). "How do College Students in the Ukraine and the United States view Criminal Offenders?". International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 40 (4), 347-361.

    DeSoto, William, Tajali, Hassan, and Villarreal, Allison (2016). "Do International Students have a Broader Global Awareness than other College Students?". Journal of Political Science Education, 12 (2), 216-229.


  • Brown, Christopher, (2015). "A Litigious Proposal: A Citizen's Duty to Challenge Climate Change in the Courts". Environmental Justice, and Climate Change, 385-457. Edward Elgar Publishing. 

    Hanks, E.K. (2015). "Nonprofit organizations: Communication". In Melvin Dubnick and Domonic Bearfield (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

    Hanks, J.C., and Hanks, E.K., (2015). "From technological autonomy to technological bluff: Jacques Ellul and diagnosing our technological condition". Human Affairs, 25 (4), 460-470. 

    Hanks, E.K. and Hanks, J.C., (2015). "More than rules: On some uses and limits of a compliance approach to ethics". Good Governance Worldwide: The Online Journal of Public Management Practice, September 2015, article 1.

    Hanks, E.K., and Hanks, J.C., (2015). "Rules, compliance, and ethics: Oh My".The Public Manager, October 2015, article 5.

    Jamieson, C., and Hanks, E. K. (2015). "From the ground up: How an innovative public/private partnership built the San Marcos Convention Center". Texas Town & City, 11 (3), 32-35. 

    Fields, Billy and Tudor, Jason (2015). "Age-Friendly Community Policy Innovation: Complete Streets Implementation in Louisiana, United States". International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities. Francis G. Caro and Kelly Fitzgerald (eds). Routledge, 241-255.

    Fields, Billy, Wagner, Jacob, and Frisch, Michael (2015). “Placemaking and Disaster Recovery: Targeting Place Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleans”. Journal of Urbanism, 8, 38-56.

    Garofalo, Charles and Geuras, Dean (2015).  “From One Utopia to Another: Kant, Spicer, and Moral Agency". Administrative Theory and Praxis, 37, 81-94.

    Garofalo, Charles (2015).  “Where Should We Draw the Line?: Governance, Public Values, and Outsourcing National Security”. Public Integrity 17: 189-202.

    Hanks, Emily and Alexander, Samantha (2015).  “Same Industry, Same Rules? When Ridesharing Comes to Town”. Cases and Simulations Portal for Public and Nonprofit Sectors.  Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.

    Longoria, Thomas and Nandhini Rangarajan (2015).  “Measuring Public Manager Cultural Competence: The Influence of Public Service Values." Journal of Public Management and Social Policy 21, 24-41.

    Rahm, Dianne, Brittain, Vickie, Brown, Christopher, Garofalo, Charles, Rangarajan,Nandhini, Shields,Patricia, and YunHyun Jung (2015).  “Exploring the Demand for PhDs in Public Affairs and Administration”.  Journal of Public Affairs Education 21, 115-128.

    Rahm, Dianne, Fields, B., and Farmer, J. L. (2015). “Transportation Impacts of Fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale Development in Rural South Texas:  Perceptions of Local Government Officials”. Journal of Rural and Community Development 10(2), 78-99.

    Rahm, Dianne (2015.)   “US Law and Policy in Environmental Management.” In Sarkar, Dibyendu, Rupali Datta, Avinandan Mukherlee, and Robyn Hannigan (Eds.), An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management. 305-336.

    Shields, P. (2015). Civil Military Relations. In D.A. Bearfield and M.J. Dubnick (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. New York: Taylor & Francis. 

    Whetsell, Travis A. and Shields, P.  (2015).  “The Dynamics of Positivism in the Study of Public Administration: A Brief Intellectual History and Reappraisal”. Administration & Society, 47 (4), 416-446.

  • Balanoff, Howard.  2014.  “American Society for Public Administration’s Section Members Participate in an International Public Management Forum” in American Society for Public Administration’s Online PA Times.

    Fields, Billy and Angie L. Cradock. 2014 “Federal Active Transportation Policy in Transition: From ISTEA to Complete Streets.”  Public Works Management and Policy 19:322-327. 

    Tolford, Tara, John Renne, and Billy Fields.  2014. “Development of a Low-Cost Methodology for Evaluating Pedestrian Safety in Support of Complete Streets Policy Implementation.” Transportation Research Record 2464:29-37.

    Hanks, Emily.  2014.  “Whose States are Winning?: The Adoption and Consequences of Social Media in Political Communication in the American States.” In Presidential Campaigning and Social Media.   John Hendricks and Dan Schill, Eds.  Oxford University Press.

    Grisham, Michael, Emily Hanks, and Thomas Longoria.  2014. “To Partner, or Not to Partner? That is a Public Manager Question.”  Public Manager.

    Jamison, Colette, and Emily Hanks.  2014. “From the ground up: How an Innovative Public/Private Sector Partnership Built the San Marcos Convention Center.” Texas Town & City.

    Soeters, Josheph, Patricia M. Shields, and Sebastiaan Rietjens2014.  Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies, Editor.

    Shields, Patricia and Travis A. Whetsell. 2014.  “Doing Practical Research and Publishing in Military Studies.”  In, Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies pps.  312-325.

    DeSoto, William, Hassan Tajalli, Chad L. Smith, and Nathan W. Pinto.  2014.  “College Students and Alcohol Use: A Test of Social learning, Strain, and Acculturation Theories”  World Medical and Health Policy 6:262-279

    Tajalli, Hassan and Houmma A. Garba.  2014.  “Discipline or Prejudice?:  Overrepresentation of Minority Students in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs” The Urban Review 46:620-631.

  • Balanoff, E. K. (2013). A Special, Set-Apart Place no Longer? Deconstructing the Discourse of
    Meaning and Mission in Nonprofit Newsletters. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 35:11-27.

    Fields, B. 2013. Confronting the Wicked Problem: Disaster Planning in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Good Governance Worldwide: The Online Journal and Network of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section for Public Management Practice.

    Rahm, D. and C. Reddick. 2013. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Emergency Services: A Survey of Texas Emergency Services Districts. International Journal of E-Politics, 4:30-43.

    Tajalli, H., W. DeSoto, and A. Dozier. 2011. Determinants of Punitive Attitudes of College Students toward Criminal Offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24:339-356.

  • Cradock, A., B. Fields, J.L. Barrett, and S.J. Melly. 2012. Program Practices and Demographic Factors Associated With Federal Funding for the Safe Routes to School Program in the United States. Journal of Health and Place, 18:16-23.

    Longoria, T. and L. Manganaro. 2012. Citizen Approval of CAOs in Texas Cities: An Exploratory Analysis of Anglo and Latino Attitudes. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 18:49-63.

    Newbold, S.P. 2012. A Good and Faithful Servant: John Rohr’s Contribution to the Intellectual, Constitutional, and Professional Advancement of Public Administration. A Forum Honoring the Contributions of John A. Rohr to Public Administration. Forum Editor & Contributor. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 34:623-28.

    Shields, P., N. Rangarajan, and L. Steward. 2012. Open Access Digital Repository: Sharing Student Research with the World. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18:157-181.

  • Carr, J.B. and J. Farmer. 2011. Contingent Effects of Municipal and County TELs on Special District Governments in the U.S. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 41: 709-733.

    Farmer, J. 2011. County Government Choices for Redistributive Services. Urban Affairs Review, 47:60-83.
    Newbold, S.P. 2011. Federalist 27: Is Transparency Essential for Public Confidence in Government? Public Administration Review, 71: 465-81.

    Newbold, S.P. 2011. No Time Like the Present: Making Rule of Law and Constitutional Competence the Theoretical and Practical Foundation for Public Administration Graduate Education Curriculum. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 17: 465-81.

    Newbold, S.P. and A.C. Schortgen. 2011. Connecting the Past with the Present: Moses Maimonides’ Contribution to Democratic Theory, Public Administration, and Civil Society. Administration and Society, 43: 147-170.

    Newbold, S.P. 2011. An Extraordinary Administrative Legacy: Thomas Jefferson’s Role in Transforming Liberal Arts Education in the United States. Public Voices, 11: 15-25.

    Rocha, R.R., T. Longoria, R.D. Wrinkle, and B.R. Knoll. 2011. Ethnic Context and Immigration Policy Preferences among Latinos and Anglos. Social Science Quarterly, 92:1-19.

    Rahm, D. 2011. The Regulatory Framework for Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas. Energy Delta Institute Quarterly, 3: 8-11.

    Rahm, D. 2011. Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Plays: The Case of Texas. Energy Policy, 39:2974-2981.

    Rangarajan, N. and D. Rahm. 2011. Greening Human Resources: A Survey of City-level Initiatives. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 31:227-247.

    Rahm, D. and C. Reddick. 2011. U.S. City Managers' Perceptions of Disaster Risks: Consequences for Urban Emergency Management. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 19:136-146.

    Shields, P. and T. Whetsell. 2011. Reconciling the Varieties of Pragmatism in Public Administration. Administration and Society, 43:474-483.

    Shields, P. and P. Salem. 2011. Out of the Woods: Facilitating Pragmatic Inquiry and Dialogue. Administration and Society, 43: 124-132.

  • Garofalo, C. and A. Ferraro. 2010. A Positive Ethics for Public Administration: Altruism, Self-Interest and the Concept of the State. Dilemata (Spanish journal) 2, 2:33-47.

    Farmer, J. 2010. Factors Influencing Special Purpose Service Delivery among Counties. Public Performance & Management Review, 33:xx-xx

    Brown R.W., T. Longoria. 2010. Multiple risk factors for lead poisoning in Hispanic sub-populations: A Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12:715-725.

    Newbold, S.P. 2010. Toward a Constitutional School for American Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 70: 538-546.

    Reddick, C. and D. Rahm. 2010. Perceptions of Emergency Management in U.S. Cities: A Survey of Chief Administrative Officers. Journal of Emergency Management, xx:29-43.

  • Cradock, A., P. Troped, B. Fields, S. Melly, S. Simms, F. Gimmler, and M. Fowler. 2009. Factors Associated with Federal Transportation Funding for Local Pedestrian and Bicycle Programming and Facilities. Journal of Public Health Policy. 30.

  • Wagner, J., M. Frisch, and B. Fields. 2008. Building Local Capacity: Planning for Local Culture and Neighborhood Recovery in New Orleans. CityScape: A Journal of Policy, Development and Research. 10:

    Garofalo, C. 2008. With Deference to Woodrow Wilson: The Ethics-Administration Dichotomy in American Public Service. Public Integrity, 10: 345-354.

    Garofalo, C. 2008. Ethical Challenges in Global Governance. Public Policy and Administration/Viesoji Politika Administravimas, 23:16-22.

    Brown, R.W., C. Gonzales, M.J. Hooper, A.C. Bayat, A.M. Fornerette, T.J. McBride, T Longoria, H.W. Mielke. 2008. Soil lead (Pb) in residential transects through Lubbock, Texas: A preliminary assessment. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 30: 541-547.

    Rangarajan, N. Evidence for different types of creativity in government: A multi-method approach. Public Performance and Management Review, 32: 131-162.

    Shields, P. 2008. Rediscovering the Taproot: Is Classical Pragmatism the Route to Renew Public Administration? Public Administration Review, 68:205-221.

  • Rahm, D. and J.D. Coggburn. 2007. Environmentally Preferable Procurement: Greening U.S. State Government Fleets. Public Works Management & Policy, 12:400-415.

    Rangarajan, N. and Black, T. 2007. Exploring Organizational Barriers to Diversity: A Case Study of the New York State Education Department. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27: 249-263.

  • Rahm, D., L. Swatuk, and E. Matheny. 2006. Water Resource Management in Botswana: Balancing Sustainability and Economic Development. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 8: 157-183.

    Shields, P. and H. Tajalli. 2006. Intermediate Theory: The Missing Link in Successful Student Scholarship. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 12: 313-334.

    Shields, P. 2006. Democracy and the Social Ethics of Jane Addams: A Vision for Public Administration. Administrative Theory and Praxis. 28: 418-443.

    Shields, P. Civil-Military Relations: Changing Frontiers. Public Administration Review, 66: 924-928.

  • Garofalo, C. 2005. Beyond Corruption: Perspectives on Ethical Governance. Science and Society: Journal of Political and Moral Theory.

    Coggburn, J.D. and D. Rahm. 2005. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: Who is Doing What in the United States? Journal of Public Procurement, 5: 23-53.

    Shields, P. 2005. Classical Pragmatism does NOT Need an Upgrade: Lessons for Public Administration. Administration & Society, 37: 504-518.

    Shields, P. 2005 Classical Pragmatism: Roots and Promise for a PA Feminist Theory. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 27: 370-376.

  • Swatuk, L.A. and D. Rahm 2004. Integrating Policy, Disintegrating Practice: Water Resources Management in Botswana. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 29: 1357-1364.

    Shields, P. 2004. Classical Pragmatism: Engaging Practitioner Experience. Administration & Society, 36: 351-361.