Pamela A. Mischen
Associate Professor and Director of Center for Applied Community Research and Development
Dr. Pamela Mischen (Associate Professor of Public Administration) earned her BS from Cornell University and her MPA and PhD from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on inter-organizational networks in the public/nonprofit sector; knowledge management in local government and nonprofit agencies; and applied community-based research. With her colleagues from Computer Science, Geography and Bioengineering, she is creating Virtual Communities for Broome County, an interactive web portal and data repository that will provide the general public with access to administrative data sets and other publicly collected data for the purpose of planning and policy analysis. As the Director of the Center for Applied Community Research and Development, which includes faculty from nearly a dozen Binghamton University departments and programs and numerous community agencies, she has received over 20 grants and contracts from numerous local government agencies and nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $450,000. She currently is an Advisory Board Member and Chair of the Planning Committee for the Broome County Youth Bureau, a Commissioner on the Mayor's Commission for Downtown Economic Development for the City of Binghamton, and a Board Member for the Southern Tier AIDS Program.
•PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
•MS, Arizona State University
•BS, Cornell University
Teaching: Courses most recently taught
•Managing Information and Technology
•Networks and Public Management
Current Research Interests
•Knowledge management in local government and nonprofit agencies
•Public sector inter-organizational networks
•Data, information and knowledge production in the public sector
•Application of complexity theory and network analysis to public problems
Isett, Kimberly, Kelly LeRoux, Ines Mergel, Pamela A. Mischen, and Karl Rethemeyer. (2011). Networks in Public Administration Scholarship: Understanding Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21, i157–i173.
Lambright, K.T., Mischen, P.A., & Laramee, C. (2010). Building Trust in Public and Nonprofit Networks: Personal, Dyadic, and Third Party Influences. American Review of Public Administration, 40, 1, 64 - 82.
Mischen, Pamela A. (2009). The Impact of Performance Measurement on Child Protective Service Agencies through the Lens of Knowledge Management. Child Welfare, 87, 5, 125 – 143.
Mischen, Pamela A., and Thomas A.P. Sinclair. (2009). Making Implementation More "Democratic" through Action Implementation Research. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19: 145 - 164.
Mischen, Pamela A. and Stephen K. Jackson. (2008). Connecting the Dots: Applying Complexity Theory, Knowledge Management and Social Network Analysis to Policy Implementation. Public Administration Quarterly, 32:314 – 339.
Sinclair, Thomas A.P., and Pamela A. Mischen. (2008). Budżetowanie wynikowe. Reformowaniezłożonych systemów adaptacyjnych (Performance Budgeting: Reforming a Complex Adaptive System). Zarzadzanie Publiczne, 1(3): 91 -107.
Mischen, Pamela A. (2007). Intra-organizational Implementation Research: Theory and Method. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 17: 553 – 566.
Other Professional Activities
•Commissioner, Mayor's Commission for Downtown Economic Development, City of Binghamton
•Advisory Board Member and Chair of Planning Committee, Broome County Youth Bureau
•Board Member, Southern Tier AIDS Program, Johnson City, NY