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Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD

Dean of College of Professional Studies; Professor of Public Administration | Villanova University

Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES

Christine Palus, PhD, is an expert on adult education, urban politics and policy, state-level public administration and women in politics.

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Areas of Expertise (6)

Adult Education

Public Administration and Management

Urban Politics

American Government

State and Local Politics

Women in Politics

Biography

Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, serves as Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University. Dr. Palus’ research on public administration and management, state and local politics, urban politics and women in politics has been widely published in leading academic journals and other publications.

Education (3)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MA

Fairfield University: BA

Select Accomplishments (1)

Beryl Radin Award (professional)

2016 Beryl Radin Award for the Best Article in JPART for "Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy."

Select Media Appearances (2)

College is not just for young students

Philadelphia Inquirer  print

2019-09-16

As college students across the country return to classrooms for another school year, the images most often associated with back-to-school include the traditional college-age students between the ages of 18 and 21. But the reality is that more and more adults are also going back to school. By Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University.

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How Donald Trump has made this election about women voters

Christian Science Monitor  

2016-05-17

Vivien Goldman has a particular fascination with the rise of Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election – a fascination mixed with both a kind of respect and revulsion. ... “The general election will be a moment where women’s opinions and issues are front and center in a way they never have been before,” says Christine Kelleher Palus, professor of public administration and dean of graduate studies at Villanova University in Philadelphia, in an e-mail. “The nature of the exchanges between the candidates will reinvigorate conversations about feminism and how we perceive women leaders in today’s complex and ever-changing world.”

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Select Academic Articles (3)

Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Christine Kelleher Palus and Susan Webb Yackee

2016

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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

Craig M. Wheeland, Christine Kelleher Palus, Curtis Wood

2014

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Oversight as Constraint or Catalyst? Explaining Agency Influence on State Policy Decision-Making The American Review of Public Administration

Christine Kelleher Palus and Susan Webb Yackee

2012

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