The inner workings of organizational networks to be topic at Binghamton University Forum
BINGHAMTON, NY – Pamela Mischen, director of the Center for Applied Community Research and Development at Binghamton University, will discuss “The Composition and Dynamics of Networks: Creating a Collaborative Approach That Works” at the University Forum luncheon, Wednesday, January 19. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will start at noon, in the Old Union Hall of the University Union.
Pamela Mischen’s research into public policy uses complexity theory to shed light on why programs succeed or fail. Mischen will discuss why policies fail or succeed and how people can learn to form networks within an organization, or among groups that collaborate. Mischen's research in complex theory examines complex systems, which are the networks of interconnected agents that depend on one another. This work helps her advise local organizations in her role as director of Binghamton University’s Center for Applied Community Research and Development.
The Center for Applied Community Research and Development connects the University with individuals and organizations seeking community-based research partnerships. The center matches faculty with organizations and sees to it that both parties benefit.
Mischen has been director of the Center for Applied Community Research and Development since 2007, assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at Binghamton University since 2003 and promoted to associate professor in 2009. In 1990, she received her BS in international agriculture and rural development from Cornell University. In 1994, she received her MS from Arizona State University, School of Agribusiness, and in 2002, her PhD from Arizona State University, School of Public Affairs.