Faculty Experts - Christine Kelleher Palus, Ph.D.

Christine Kelleher Palus, Ph.D.

Christine Kelleher Palus, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Public Administration

Area of Expertise:

  • American Government
  • State and Local Politics
  • Urban Politics
  • Women in Politics
  • Public Administration and Management

Summary

Discussing urban politics and policy is Dr. Palus' forte.  She has also research extensively on public administration, particularly at the state level.  Women in politics is another area of specialization.

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Fairfield University

Selected Publications

  • Palus, Christine Kelleher and Susan Webb Yackee.  2016.  “Clerks or Kings?  Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy.”  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. *This article received the 2016 Beryl Radin Award for the Best Article in JPART.
  • Palus, Christine Kelleher, and Richardson Dilworth, Editors.  2016.  CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States.  Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
  • Wheeland, Craig, Christine Kelleher Palus, and Curt Wood.  2014.  “A Century of Municipal Reform in the United States: A Legacy of Success, Adaptation and the Impulse to Improve.” The American Review of Public Administration 15: 393-419.
  • Palus, Christine Kelleher and Susan Webb Yackee.  2013.  “Oversight as Constraint or Catalyst?  Explaining Agency Influence on State Policy Decision-Making.”  The American Review of Public Administration 43: 273-291.
  • Palus, Christine Kelleher.  2010.  “There is No Line: The City Avenue Special Services District.”  Drexel Law Review 3:1 (Fall): 287-307.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Chair, Department of Public Administration at Villanova University
  • Director of MPA Program at Villanova University

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