HONORS AND AWARDS
FUNDED RESEARCH AND TRAINING
SELECTED CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
- Assistant Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington (Aug. 2019-present).
- Community Resilience Co-chair, IU Center for Rural Engagement (July 2021-December 2022).
- Affiliated Faculty, IU Environmental Resilience Institute (Aug. 2019-present).
- Affiliated Faculty, Ostrom Workshop (Aug. 2019-present).
- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University (Aug. 2015-May 2019).
- 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.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2022 State and Local Government Review Best Article Award for "The Road to Routinization: A Functional Collective Action Approach for Local Sustainability Planning and Performance Management," with Rachel Krause and Christopher Hawkins.
- 2021 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.
- 2018 Clarence Stone Scholar Award, American Political Science Association, Urban and Local Politics Section.
- 2014 ASPA Founders Fellowship.
- 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award (Category: Political Reporting).
- 2011 Pi Alpha Alpha honor society.
- ‘They’re not ready’: Cities scramble to implement climate law, E&E News, Feb. 9, 2023.
- Greener Cities Have Little to Fear From Atmospheric Rivers, Daily Beast, Jan. 18, 2023.
- Indiana cities and towns face barriers to take advantage of federal climate funding, ERI Report, Jan. 18, 2023.
- Lincoln-Way taxpayers owe $474M in bond debt, Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2016.
- S515 Sustainable Communities: An MPA course covering the theoretical frameworks, practices and research underlying sustainability strategies, capacity-building and performance management in U.S. local governments.
- V550 Planning for Climate Change and Resilient, Urban Communities: A two-week intensive course for O'Neill School graduate students on the tools, processes and implementation challenges for local governments attempting climate change mitigation, adaptation and green infrastructure planning.
- V365 Urban Development and Planning: An introduction to urban development and comprehensive planning for IU undergraduate students.
- V181 U.S. Policy and Administration: An introductory overview of U.S. public policy, policy actors and the policy process for IU undergrads.
- PSPA 699 Public Service Research (Spring 2018): A capstone course which provides structured guidance to students who must demonstrate their understanding of central competencies in the field of public administration through the analysis of a substantial case study problem in public service.
- PSPA 630 Local and Metropolitan Government (Fall 2015 - Spring 2019): 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 co-production, and performance management.
- PSPA 635 Local Economic Development Policy (Spring 2019): A course which introduces students to the tools, institutions, analytical techniques, financing instruments, and policy issues relevant to local economic development policy.
- 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, Fall 2018): 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.
FUNDED RESEARCH AND TRAINING
- National Science Foundation (Award #1941561): 'CAREER: Integrated Local Sustainability Strategies, Capacities and Performance Management,' Aaron Deslatte (PI), 2020-2025, $485,385.
- National Science Foundation (Award #1923880): 'CNH2-L: Transition Dynamics in Integrated Urban Water Systems,' Margaret Garcia (PI), Aaron Deslatte, John M. Anderies, Elizabeth Koebele, George M. Hornberger (Co-PI's), 2019-2024, $1,499,157.
- Graduate Research Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Graduate Pursuit for Cities and Sustainable Resource Management. Garcia, Margaret and Deslatte, Aaron (Co-PI’s), NSF SESYNC, Award # 1052875, 2015-2016, $42,000.
- Center for Government Competitiveness (CGC), Seoul National University, National Research Foundation of Korea, NRF-2017S1A3A2065838, 2018, $3,000.
- "The Strength of Green Ties: Entrepreneurial Management and Sustainable Governance Networks in the Fragmented Metropolis," Northern Illinois University Foundation, 2018, $3,000.
- "The Impacts of Chicago Area Governance Networks on Sustainable Activities and Individual Behaviors," NIU Foundation, 2016, $1,000.
- Principal Investigator Academy for Research and Engagement at Northern Illinois University: A year-long training and mentoring program which covers the development of grant-writing skills provided to a select group of junior faculty members, 2015-2016.
- ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan
- 2021: Process-Tracing
- 2020: Data Science and Text Analysis
- 2020: Measurement, Scaling, and Multidimensional Analysis
- 2020: Machine Learning
- 2015: Social Network Analysis
- 2013: Applied Bayesian Modeling
- "The Forgotten Governments: Exploring Midwestern Township Capacities and Functional Service Responsibilities," with Jaehee Jong, Kurt Thurmaier, Christopher Goodman and Jerry Crabtree (2022, State and Local Government Review).
- "Keeping Policy Commitments: An Organizational Capability Approach to Local Green Housing Equity," with Serena Kim, Christopher Hawkins and Eric Stokan (2022, Review of Policy Research).
- "The Road to Routinization: A Functional Collective Action Approach for Local Sustainability Planning and Performance Management," with Rachel Krause and Christopher Hawkins (2022, State and Local Government Review).
- "Motivated Localism: Polarization and Public Support for Intergovernmental Carbon Reduction Efforts" (2022, Urban Affairs Review).
- "Land Use Institutions and Social-Ecological Systems: A Spatial Analysis of Local Landscape Changes in Poland," with Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska, António Tavares and Justyna Slawska (2021, Land Use Policy).
- "Staff Support and Administrative Capacity in Strategic Planning for Local Sustainability," with Christopher Hawkins and Rachel Krause. (2021, Public Management Review).
- "Assessing Sustainability through the Institutional Grammar of Urban Water Systems," with Laura Helmke-Long, John M. Anderies, Margaret Garcia, Elizabeth Koebele and George Hornberger. (2021, Policy Studies Journal).
- "Probing the Fiscal Implications of Multipurpose Development Districts: An Institutional Analysis of Florida Community Development Districts," with Tyler A. Scott and David P. Carter (2021, State & Local Government Review).
- "Performance, Satisfaction or Loss Aversion? A Meso-Micro Assessment of Local Commitments to Sustainability Programs," with William L. Swann (2021, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory).
- "Sustainability Synergies or Silos? The Opportunity Costs of Local Government Organizational Capabilities," with Eric Stokan (2020, Public Administration Review).
- "The Erosion of Trust During a Global Pandemic and how Public Administrators Should Counter It," (2020, American Review of Public Administration).
- "How Can Local Governments Address Pandemic Inequities?" with Megan E. Hatch and Eric Stokan (2020, Public Administration Review).
- "Exploring the Trade-offs Local Governments Make in the Pursuit of Economic Growth and Equity." with Eric Stokan and Megan E. Hatch (2020, Urban Affairs Review).
- "To Shop or Shelter? Issue Framing Effects and Social-Distancing Preferences in the COVID-19 Pandemic," (2020, Journal of Behavioral Public Administration).
- "Beyond Borders: Governmental Fragmentation and the Political Market for Economic Development Policies in American Cities," with Eric Stokan (2020, State & Local Government Review).
- "Positivity and Negativity Dominance in Citizen Assessments of Intergovernmental Sustainability Performance," (2020, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory).
- "Towards Urban Water Sustainability: Analyzing Management Transitions in Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles," with Margaret Garcia, Elizabeth Koebele, Kathleen Ernst, Kimberly Manago and Galen Treuer (2019, Global Environmental Change).
- "Elucidating the Linkages between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Local Government Sustainability Performance," with William L. Swann (2019, The American Review of Public Administration).
- "Institutional Analysis using Institutional Grammar," with Saba N Siddiki, Tanya Heikkila, Christopher Weible, Raul Pacheco-Vega, David P. Carter, Cali Curley and Abby Bennett (2019, Policy Studies Journal).
- "Specialized Governance and Regional Land-Use Outcomes: A Spatial Analysis of Florida Community Development Districts," with David P. Carter and Tyler A. Scott (2019, Land Use Policy).
- "Citizen Assessments of Local Government Sustainability Performance: A Bayesian Approach," (2019, Journal of Behavioral Public Administration).
- "Managerial Friction and Land-Use Policy Punctuations in the Fragmented Metropolis," (2018, Policy Studies Journal).
- "The Formation and Administration of Multipurpose Development Districts: Private Interests Through Public Institutions," with David P. Carter and Tyler A. Scott (2018, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance).
- "The Collaboration Riskscape: Fragmentation, Problem Types and Preference Divergence in Urban Sustainability," with Richard Feiock (2018, Publius: The Journal of Federalism).
- "What do we know about urban sustainability? A research synthesis and nonparametric assessment," with William L. Swann (2018, Urban Studies).
- "Handing over the Keys: Local Nonprofit Economic Development Corporations and their Implications for Accountability and Inclusion," with Alicia Schatteman and Eric Stokan (2018, Public Performance & Management Review).
- “Hierarchies of Need in Sustainable Development: A Resource Dependence Approach for Local Governance,” with Eric Stokan (2017, Urban Affairs Review).
- “Understanding the Drivers and Barriers to Fire Department Consolidation,” with Robert Herrmann (2017, 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).
- "Organizing and Institutionalizing Local Sustainability: A Design Approach," (2022, Cambridge University Press Elements Series).
- "Transitions in Urban Water Management: Assessing the Robustness of Institutional Arrangements" with Margaret Garcia, Elizabeth Koebele and Marty Anderies (2022, The Routledge Handbook on Urban Water Governance).
- "Background on Economic Development," (2021, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability).
- "Revisiting Bureaucratic Entrepreneurialism in the Age of Urban Austerity: Framing Policies, Taking Risks and Building Capacity," (2019, Urban Studies and Entrepreneurship: How Can Cities Foster Entrepreneurship?).
- “Florida’s growth management experience: From top-down direction to laissez faire land-use,” (2018, Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions).
- “Municipal Charters,” (2015, Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy).
- Implementing City Sustainability: Overcoming Administrative Silos to Achieve Functional Collective Action, by Rachel M. Krause and Christopher Hawkins, Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 2021. (2021, Journal of Urban Affairs).
- Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. By Sara Hughes. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. 224p. (2020, Perspectives on Politics).
SELECTED CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter), "Addressing Community Climate Vulnerability," Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute Webinar (Nov. 10, 2021).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter) "Managing Sustainability in the Pandemic Era," Arizona State University School of Public Affairs Seminar, Phoenix, AZ (Oct. 27, 2021).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter) "How Do Cities Pursue Green Housing Equity? An Organizational Capabilities Approach," American Political Science Association conference, Seattle, WA (Oct. 1, 2021).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter) "Design Choices for Urban Water Management: The Institutional Grammar of Coupled Infrastructure Systems," Institutional Grammar Research Initiative Virtual Conference (June 23, 2021).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter), "Addressing Climate Change in Your Comprehensive Plan," Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute Webinar (Feb. 10, 2021).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Present and Author), “Metropolitan Fragmentation and Public Service Industries,” Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration Speaker Seminar (Dec. 21, 2020).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Organizer), "Engaging Students to Co-Produce Public Service Learning: Applications in Sustainability, Community Development and Environmental Justice," panel at the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Fall Conference (Oct. 16, 2020).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Author), "Academic Symposium: The Erosion of Trust During a Global Pandemic and How Local Governments Should Counter It." International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Unite 2020 Virtual Conference (Sept. 23-26, 2020).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Sustainability Synergies or Silos? The Opportunity Costs of Local Government Organizational Capabilities." O'Neill School Environmental Policy Seminar, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Feb. 21, 2020).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Social -Ecological Systems and Growth Machines: A Spatial Analysis of Local Land-Use Changes in Poland," Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Jan. 10, 2020).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Probing the Fiscal Implications of Multipurpose Development District Financing: A Profile of Florida Community Development Districts." Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, Denver, CO (Nov. 11, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Local Managers, Loss Aversion and Sustainability Performance: A Macro-Micro Assessment." Public Management Research Conference, University of North Carolina School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC (June 12, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Meta-Routines for Sustainability Performance: Managing Functional Fragmentation in Local Governments." Subnational Environmental Administration Conference, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (April 26, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Specialized Environmental Governance: Multipurpose Development Districts and Sustainable Land Use," NSF-RCN-SHBE Urban Sustainability Policy and Governance Workshop, NSF Award #1664881, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (April 15-16, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Author), "Motivated Federalism: Citizen Assessments of Sustainability Performance In an Intergovernmental Context," Deil Wright Symposium, American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC (March 8, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), "Managing Strategies, Capacities and Performance: An Assessment of Contending Commitments to Economic Development and Sustainability in Local Governments," ASU-SNU BK 21 Conference & PAR Symposium: Advancing Government Quality through Capacity and Competitiveness, Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 14, 2019).
- Deslatte, A.M (Presenter and Author), "Revisiting Bureaucratic Entrepreneurialism: Framing Problems, Taking Risks and Building Collaborative Capacity," International City/County Management Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (Sept. 23, 2018).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Author), "Does Motivated Reasoning Influence Citizen Assessments of Local Government Sustainability?," American Political Science Association, Boston, MA (Aug. 31, 2018).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), APPAM International Conference, "Metropolitan Fragmentation and the Political Market for Sustainable Development," Mexico City, Mexico (July 19, 2018).
- Deslatte, A.M (Presenter and Author), Midwest Public Affairs Conference, "Revisiting Bureaucratic Entrepreneurialism: Framing Problems, Taking Risks and Building Collaborative Capacity," Chicago, IL (June 5, 2018).
- Desatte, A.M. (Co-Author), William L. Swann, American Society for Public Administration, "Elucidating the Entrepreneurial-Performance Link," Denver, CO (March 10-12, 2018).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Co-Author), António F. Tavares, Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawskaand, and Izabela Karsznia, Southern Political Science Association, "Institutions, Regional Governance, and Land-Use Changes: A Comparative Study of Metropolitan Areas in Europe," New Orleans, LA (Jan. 2-4, 2018).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), David Carter, Tyler Scott, Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Conference, "The Rise of Metropolitan Districts and their Impact on Regional Policy Outcomes: A Spatial Analysis of Florida Land Use," Chicago, IL (Nov. 2-4, 2017).
- Deslatte, A.M. (Presenter and Co-Author), Richard Feiock, American Political Science Association Conference, "The Strength of Green Ties: Collaboration Risk in the Fragmented Metropolis," San Francisco, CA (Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2017).
- 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, D.C. (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, CA. (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 data analysis of voter trends, lobbyist compensation, and campaign fundraising.
- Capitol Reporter, Gannett News Service, Tallahassee, FL (Sept. 2004 to Aug. 2007). I covered Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Legislature and environmental policy 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 environmental policy 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.
- 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