Eric K. Austin, MPA Coordinator
Research agenda: The role of public organizations in supporting democratic processes, collaborative processes of organizational and policy decision-making, theories of technology and digital governance, psychoanalytic theory and phenomenology in public administration
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Falls Church, 2002, Public Administration and Policy
M.P.A., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 1993, Public Administration and Policy
B.A., University of Wyoming, 1992, Political Science
Associate Professor and MPA Coordinator, Political Science, Montana State University, 2009-Present
Assistant Professor and MPA Coordinator, Political Science, Montana State University, 2005-2009
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Western Michigan University, 2002-2005
Senior Research Associate and Project Director, Institute for Public Policy Research, Virginia Tech, 2000-2002
Recent Publications & Presentations
Resilience, Authenticity and Digital Governance – Public Administration Quarterly. (with Jeff Callen) Fall 2012 (Vol. 36/ No. 3).
Immigration and Ethics: Beyond an Ethics of Representational Exclusion – Conference Paper: 2011 Public Administration Theory Network Annual Meeting
Wicked Wisdoms: Illuminations of Conceptual Capacities Among Local Leaders of the Yellowstone River - (with Susan Gilbertz, Damon Hall, Cristi Horton and Jarod Norton). Studies in Sociology of Science. December 2011 (Vol. 2/No. 2).
Emerging and Converging Technologies: A continuing exploration of the opportunities and consequences of expanding technologically mediated experience – Conference Paper: 2010 Public Administration Theory Network Annual Meeting
The Possibility of Effective Collaborative Governance: The Role of Place and the Social Bond - Public Administration and Management Spring 2010. (Vol. 15/ No. 1).
Community Strategic Visioning as a Method to Address Poverty: An Analysis from Select Rural Montana Communities – (with Paul Lacapelle and Daniel Clark) – Journal of Extension. February 2010 (Vol. 49/ No. 1).
Bringing Back Place: Exploring the Conceptions of Space, Time and Place in Public Administration – Conference Paper: 2009 Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Limits to Technology-based Distance Education in MPA Curricula - Journal of Public Administration Education. Spring 2009 (Vol 15/ No. 2).
Reexamining the Role of Digital Technology in Public Administration: From Devastation to Disclosure – (With Jeff Callen) - Administrative Theory and Praxis September 2008 (Vol. 30/ No. 3).