Kenneth J. Meier

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Kenneth J. Meier is a professor of political science at Texas A&M University who is known for his studies on public management and public administration, as well as his extensive and widely referenced journal articles.

Career[edit]

Meier obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota. [1] Meier, a former high school shot put champion, also competed for the track teams at the University of Nebraska and the University of South Dakota. In 1974-1975, he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in political science.[1] After working on the faculty at Rice University and University of Oklahoma, he joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1985.[1] Between 1989 and 1997 he was professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[1]

Meier is a professor of political science at Texas A&M University from 1998 to the present, holding the title of Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts.[1] In addition, he is professor of public management at Cardiff Business School.[1] He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory for which he previously served as associate editor and co-editor.[1] He was also the editor of the American Journal of Political Science from 1994-7.

Selected awards and honors[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Meier, Kenneth J. (1985). Regulation: politics, bureaucracy, and economics. New York: St. Martin's. ISBN 0-312-66971-2. 
  • Sylvia, Ronald D.; Meier, Kenneth J.; Gunn, Elizabeth M. (1985). Program planning and evaluation for the public manager. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole. ISBN 0-534-04710-6. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J. (1988). The political economy of regulation: the case of insurance. Albany, NY: State University of New York. ISBN 0-88706-731-X. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; Stewart, Joseph; England, Robert E. (1989). Race, class, and education: the politics of second-generation discrimination. Madison,WI: University of Wisconsin. ISBN 0-299-12210-7. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; Stewart, Joseph (1991). The politics of Hispanic education: un paso pa'lante y dos pa'tras. Albany, NY: State University of New York. ISBN 0-7914-0507-9. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J. (1994). The politics of sin: drugs, alcohol, and public policy. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 1-56324-298-2. 
  • Smith, Kevin B.; Meier, Kenneth J. (1995). The case against school choice: politics, markets, and fools. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 1-56324-519-1. 
  • Haider-Markel, Donald P.; Meier, Kenneth J. (1996). "The politics of gay and lesbian rights: expanding the scope of the conflict". Journal of Politics 58 (2): 332–349. doi:10.2307/2960229. 
  • Waterman, Richard W.; Meier, Kenneth J. (1998). "Principal-agent models: an expansion?". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 8 (2): 173–202. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jpart.a024377. 
  • O'Toole Jr., Laurence J.; Meier, Kenneth J. (1999). "Modeling the impact of public management: implications of structural context". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 9 (4): 505–526. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jpart.a024421. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; Gill, Jeff (2000). What works: a new approach to program and policy analysis. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-9782-0. 
  • McFarlane, Deborah R.; Meier, Kenneth J. (2001). The politics of fertility control: family planning and abortion policies in the American state. New York: Chatham House Publishers. ISBN 1-889119-39-3. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J. (2001). "Managerial strategies and behavior in networks: a model with evidence from U.S. public education". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 11 (3): 271–294. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jpart.a003503. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J. (2002). "Public management and organizational performance: the effect of managerial quality". Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21 (4): 629–643. doi:10.1002/pam.10078. 
  • Krause, George A.; Meier, Kenneth J. (2003). Politics, policy, and organizations: frontiers in the scientific study of bureaucracy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. ISBN 0-472-11317-8. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J. (2003). "Public management and educational performance: the impact of managerial networking". Public Administration Review 63 (6): 689–699. doi:10.1111/1540-6210.00332. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J., eds. (2006). Bureaucracy in a democratic state: a governance perspective. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University. ISBN 0-8018-8356-3. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J.; Goerdel, Holly T. (2006). "Management activity and program performance: gender as management capital". Public Administration Review 66 (1): 24–36. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00553.x. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J. (2006). "Political control versus bureaucratic values: reframing the debate". Public Administration Review 66 (2): 177–192. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00571.x. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; O'Toole Jr., Laurence J.; Boyne, George A.; Walker, Richard M. (2006). "Strategic management and the performance of public organizations: testing venerable ideas against recent theories". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 17 (3): 357–377. doi:10.1093/jopart/mul017. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; Bohte, John (2007). Politics and the bureaucracy: policy making in the fourth branch of government (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 978-0-495-00747-0. 
  • Leal, David L.; Meier, Kenneth J. (2011). The politics of Latino education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. ISBN 978-0-8077-5142-8. 
  • O'Toole Jr., Laurence J.; Meier, Kenneth J. (2011). Public management: organizations, governance, and performance. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University. ISBN 978-1-107-00441-2. 
  • Meier, Kenneth J.; Brudney, Jeffrey L.; Bohte, John (2012). Applied statistics for public and nonprofit administration (8th ed.). Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-1-111-34280-7. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Kenneth J. Meier (curriculum vitae)". June 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ American Society for Public Administration (2012). "Charles Levine Award". Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ National Academy of Public Administration (2005). "Fellows Biographies. Kenneth J. Meier". Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ American Political Science Association (2006). "2006 John Gaus Award Winner". Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ American Society for Public Administration (2012). "Dwight Waldo". Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Public Management Research Association. "PMRA Awards". Retrieved April 25, 2012. 

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