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Lauren Hamilton Edwards


Assistant Professor, Public Policy


Ph.D., Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology
M.P.A., University of North Texas
B.B.S., Hardin-Simmons University

Research Interests
Nonprofit and public management; strategic management, planning and performance; public participation and co-production; program evaluation; diversity and gender issues

In the News: “Series at library seeks to answer this year’s election questions,” Baltimore Sun, July 13, 2016.



Recent Publications

“Operationalizing strategy content: An example from the transit industry,” with Theodore Poister and Obed Pasha. International Journal of Public Administration (online November 2015).

“Mutual relationship of strategic stances and formulation methods, and their impacts on performance in public local transit agencies,” with Theodore Poister and Obed Pasha. Administration & Society (online May 29, 215).

“Does performance measurement lead to better outcomes? Evidence from the U.S. public transit industry,” with Theodore Poister and Obed Pasha. Public Administration Review, (2013, vol 73, no 4).

“The Impact of strategic planning on organizational outcomes,” with Theodore Poister and Obed Pasha. Public Performance and Management Review, (2013, vol 36, no 4).

“Explaining gender pay disparities in nonprofit industries,” with Lewis Falk and Gregory Lewis. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2012).

Experience and Honors

  • Howard G and S. Louise Phanstiel Award for Best Paper in Public Management at the Public Management Research Conference, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Policy Award, Georgia State University, 2010

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