Lauren Hamilton Edwards

Headshot of Lauren Edwards.

Associate 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
Public management
Strategic management, planning and performance
Public participation and co-production
Diversity and inclusion in the public sector

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Recent Publications

“Community policing as a solution: What is the evidence?” with Ian Klein. Policing and Race in America: Economic, political, and social dynamics. Ed. by James Ward (2017).

“Getting strategic about strategic planning,” with John Bryson and David Van Slyke. Public Management Review,
(2017, vol. 20, no. 3).

“Public Agencies and Strategic Planning,” with John Bryson. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management (2016).

“Operationalizing strategy content: An example from the transit industry,” with Theodore H. Poister and Obed Pasha. International Journal of Public Administration
(2016, vol 39, no. 5).

“Mutual relationship of strategic stances and formulation methods, and their impacts on performance in public local transit agencies,” with Theodore H. Poister and Obed Pasha. Administration & Society (published online, May 2015).

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

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

“Strategic Management Research in the Public Sector,” with Theodore H. Poister and David Pitts. American Review of Public Administrations (2010, vol. 4, no. 5).

Experience and Honors

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Sam Houston State University, 2011 – 2014
  • 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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