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Pamela A. Mischen

Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor to the President
(607) 777-9155
University Downtown Center, Room 339
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pamela Mischen's 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. 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.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
  • MS, Arizona State University
  • BS, Cornell University

Recent Courses as Instructor

  • Program Evaluation
  • Managing Information and Technology
  • Networks and Public Management
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Research Methods
  • Organization Theory

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
  • Community-based research

Selected Publications

Isett, K. R., Mergel, I. A., LeRoux, K., Mischen, P. A., & Rethemeyer, R. K. (2011). Networks in public administration scholarship: Understanding where we are and where we need to go. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory21(suppl 1), i157-i173.

Lambright, K. T., Mischen, P. A., & Laramee, C. B. (2009). Building trust in public and nonprofit networks: personal, dyadic, and third-party influences.The American Review of Public Administration.

Mischen, P. A., & Sinclair, T. A. (2009). Making implementation more democratic through action implementation research. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory19(1), 145-164.

Mischen, P. A. (2008). The impact of child and family service reviews on knowledge management. Child welfare87(5), 125.

Mischen, P. A., & Jackson, S. K. (2008). Connecting the dots: Applying complexity theory, knowledge management and social network analysis to policy implementation. Public Administration Quarterly, 314-338.

Mischen, P. A., & Sinclair, T.A. (2008). Budżetowanie wynikowe. Reformowanie złożonych systemów adaptacyjnych (Performance budgeting: Reforming a complex adaptive system). Zarządzanie Publiczne, (1 (3)), 91-107.

Mischen, P. A. (2007). Intraorganizational implementation research: Theory and method. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory17(4), 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

Last Updated: 8/5/16