Roundtable 2. The State of Diversity Research in Public Management

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11:10 Am – 12:30 pm

Location: Ward Circle Building, Room T2

Organizer: Leisha DeHart-Davis, University of North Carolina

While diversity is a broad concept – including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender dynamics, gender identity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class, to name just a few – some scholars argue that diversity research in the public management field is relatively narrow (Bearfield 2009; Gooden 2015). We raise this topic with a panel of diversity researchers in public management.  Panelists will be asked to address two questions: what is the state of public management diversity research? and How does diversity research need to progress if public management is to be a socially relevant field?

Tentative Panelists:

  • Nathan Favero, American University
  • Alisa Fryar, University of Oklahoma
  • Gregory B. Lewis, Georgia State University
  • Norma M. Riccucci, Rutgers-Newark
  • Brian N. Williams, University of Georgia