RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University (Aug. 2015-present).
- Faculty Affiliate, NIU Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (Jan. 2016-present).
- Teaching Assistant, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University (Summer 2014-Spring 2015).
- Adjunct Instructor, Department of Political Science, Florida State University (Fall 2009-Spring 2015).
- Ph.D. in Public Administration (Spring 2015), Florida State University.
- M.P.A. (Fall 2013), FSU.
- M.S. (Spring 2009) in Political Science, Applied American Politics and Policy Program, FSU.
- B.G.S. (2007) in General Studies from Missouri Southern State University.
- PSPA 630 Local and Metropolitan Government (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017): A course for NIU MPA students with urban management specialization covering the gamut of administrative and political challenges local government administrators confront in service-delivery.
- PSPA 631 Urban Planning and Zoning (Spring 2016; Summer 2017): A course which examines the managerial and political environment surrounding local and metropolitan land-use and zoning, comprehensive planning practices, and the history of urban expansion and growth management.
- PSPA 632 Local Government Administration (Spring 2017): A course which introduces students to local government operations and service delivery. The class brings theory and practice together by exploring changing demographics, complex service delivery options, financial sustainability, pressure for citizen engagement and coproduction, and performance management.
- PSPA 605 Organization Theory and Behavior (Spring 2016; Spring 2017): A core course for NIU MPA students covering the classical, neo-classical, human resource, economic and “modern” theoretical approaches to the study of organizations, with particular emphasis on applying empirical research and cumulative knowledge to contemporary organizational problems.
- PSPA 600 Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017): Survey course for NIU MPA students on the theory and practice of the field.
- POS 5698 Opposition Research (Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Summer 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015): a course on candidate political research offered by the FSU Political Science Department for graduate students in the Applied American Politics and Policy program.
- PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society (Summer 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 2015): An undergraduate course at FSU on the foundations of Public Administration, encompassing the scholarly study, theory and practice in the field.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Graduate Research Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Graduate Student Research Project for Cities and Sustainable Resource Management (Co-P.I.; Project Title: “Drivers and barriers to sustainable urban water management: Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles” Project amount: $15,000).
- NIU Foundation grant (amount: $1,000). Project Title: “The Strength of Green Ties: Entrepreneurial Management and Sustainable Governance Networks in the Fragmented Metropolis.”
- Land Use Program Manager, Local Governance Research Laboratory in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University.
- ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan (Applied Bayesian Modeling in 2013; Social Network Analysis in 2015).
- Principal Investigator Academy for Research and Engagement at Northern Illinois University (2015-2016): A year-long training and mentoring program which covers the development of grant-writing skills provided to a select group of junior faculty members.
- “Hierarchies of Need in Sustainable Development: A Resource Dependence Approach for Local Governance,” with Eric Stokan (Forthcoming, Urban Affairs Review).
- “Florida’s growth management experience: From top-down direction to laissez faire land-use,” (Forthcoming book chapter, Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions).
- “Understanding the Drivers and Barriers to Fire Department Consolidation,” with Robert Herrmann (Forthcoming, Illinois Municipal Policy Journal).
- “Context Matters: A Bayesian Analysis of How Organizational Environments Shape the Strategic Management of Sustainable Development,” with William L. Swann (2017, Public Administration).
- "Urban Pressures and Innovations: Sustainability Commitment in the Face of Fragmentation and Inequality," with Richard Feiock and Kate Wassel (2017, Review of Policy Research).
- "A narrative approach to analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department," with Galen Treuer, Elizabeth Koebele, Kathleen Ernst, Margaret Garcia and Kim Manago (2017, Water Resources Research).
- “Three Sides of the Same Coin? A Bayesian Analysis of Strategic Management, Comprehensive Planning and Inclusionary Motives in Land Use,” with Richard Feiock and William L. Swann, (2017, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory).
- "Policy of Delay: Evidence from a Bayesian Analysis of Metropolitan Land-Use Choices," with Antonio Tavares and Richard Feiock (2016, Policy Studies Journal).
- “Of Boundaries and Speed Bumps: The Role of Modernized Counties Managing Growth in the Fragmented Metropolis,” (2016, Urban Affairs Review).
- "Capturing Structural and Functional Diversity Through Institutional Analysis: The Mayor Position in City Charters," with Chris Weible, Tonya Heikkila, Richard Feiock, David Carter & Cali Curley (2016, Urban Affairs Review).
- "Is the Price Right? Gauging the Marketplace for Local Sustainable Policy Tools," with William Swann (2016, Journal of Urban Affairs).
- “Re-Assessing City Limits in Urban Public Policy,” (2015, Policy Studies Journal).
- “Municipal Charters,” (2015, Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy).
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), William Swann, Public Management Research Conference, “Revisiting Bureaucratic Entrepreneurship: Framing Problems, Assigning Risk, and Developing Organizational Capacities,” Washington, D.C., (June 8-11, 2017).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), Alicia Schattemann and Eric Stokan, George Washington University Symposium, “Handing Over the Keys: Local Government Use of Nonprofit Economic Development Corporations and the Implications for Social Equity," Washington, D.C., (June 6-7, 2017).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), Eric Stokan, Urban Affairs Association, “Hierarchies of Need in Urban Sustainability: A Resource Dependence Approach for Local Governance,” Minneapolis, MN, (April 19-20, 2017).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Author), Midwest Political Science Association, “Managerial Friction and Punctuated Policy Change in Urban Land Use,” Chicago, IL, (April 7-9, 2017).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), William L. Swann, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, “Choices Make Places: A Bayesian Analysis of How Organizational Environments Shape Local Sustainable Development Strategies,” Washington, DC, (Nov. 3, 2016).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Author) International City/County Management Association, “Measuring Urban Sustainability in the Face of Fragmentation and Inequality,” Kansas City, MO. (Sept. 24, 2016).
- Treuer, G., Deslatte, A., Ernst, K., Garcia, M., Koebele, E., Manago, K, Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference, "Less water and an increasingly reliable supply in Miami-Dade: A new method for analysis of sustainable urban water transitions,” Gainesville, FL, (January 15, 2016).
- Schatteman, A. M., Porumbescu, G., Deslatte, A., ARNOVA Annual Conference, "Assessing the Effects of Local Government Fiscal Stress on Nonprofit Finances," Chicago, IL, (November 20, 2015).
- Deslatte, A. M. (Presenter & Author), Symposium on Sustainable Human–Building Ecosystems, "Inequality as a Barrier to Green Building Policy Adoptions in Cities," American Society of Civil Engineers, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. (October 5, 2015).
- Deslatte, A. M. (Presenter & Author), International Conference on Local Government, "Managerial Friction and Representative Institutions: A Bayesian Analysis of Administrative Decision Making in Political Markets," International Association for Local Governments, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. (September 18, 2015).
- Deslatte, A. M. (Presenter & Author), American Political Science Association, "Managerial Friction and Representative Institutions: A Bayesian Analysis of Administrative Decision Making in Political Markets," Public Administration Section, San Francisco. (September 3, 2015).
- Tallahassee Bureau Chief, Orlando Sentinel, Tallahassee, FL (Aug. 2007 to Jan. 2015). I covered the Florida Legislature, executive agencies and state political campaigns for the Sentinel, including enterprise and data analysis of voter trends and campaign fundraising.
- Capitol Reporter, Gannett News Service, Tallahassee, FL (Sept. 2004 to Aug. 2007). I covered Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Capitol and statewide political campaigns for Gannett’s four Florida newspapers and three television stations in Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, Fort Myers, Brevard County and Pensacola.
- Reporter/Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Fayetteville, AR (Dec. 2003 to Sept. 2004). At Arkansas’ statewide newspaper, I covered growth and development issues in Northwest Arkansas. I also served as the weekend assistant city editor for nights in the Northwest Arkansas Bureau, which has an editorial staff of approximately 50 employees.
- Capitol Bureau Chief, Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO (Dec. 2001 to Dec. 2003). I covered the Missouri General Assembly, the governor’s office, state agencies and statewide political campaigns for Gannett’s 65,000-circulation newspaper in Springfield.
- Government Reporter, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO (Dec. 1999 to Dec. 2001). I covered suburban city government in Johnson County, Kan., as well as the Shawnee Mission School District. I also served as a political reporter covering Kansas state legislative races.
- Reporter, The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO (Dec. 1997 to Dec. 1999). I covered features as well in in-depth enterprise on technology, environmental issues, crime trends, and politics.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Pi Alpha Alpha honor society, Spring 2011.
- ASPA Founders Fellowship, 2014.
- Illinois City/County Management Association
- American Society for Public Administration
- Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
- American Political Science Association
- Midwest Political Science Association
- Public Management Research Association
- Urban Affairs Association