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IPSR Staff & Faculty

Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody

Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration
607 Blake Hall
(785) 864-9099

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Steven Maynard-Moody joined the Institute in August 1999.

A.B. Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 1971
Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1981
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
More information available on Steven Maynard-Moody's Public Administration web page.

Steven Maynard-Moody is Director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, and Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration.

As Director, Steven is responsible for developing the IPSR multi-disciplinary research program by engaging faculty from across the university and overseeing the management and direction of the Institute. Under his leadership, IPSR has become an international center for research on some of today’s most pressing topics, including the human dimensions of climate change, race and gender questions in the scientific workforce, urban sustainability, indigenous communities, environmental policy, and human trafficking.

As Professor, he teaches Master of Public Administration and doctoral courses on public policy and policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and street-level bureaucracy. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Steven maintains an active research agenda. His most recent book, Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship (University of Chicago Press, 2014, with Charles Epp and Donald Haider-Markel) was awarded the 2015 Best Book of Public Administration Scholarship by the American Society of Public Administration. The book earned honorable mentions for best book by the Law & Society Association, Academy of Management, and American Sociological Association. Pulled Over has been cited frequently in the current controversies over policing of minority communities. This book is based on National Science Foundation funded original research.

Steven’s 2003 book, Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press, with Michael Musheno) was also based in NSF-funded research and awarded in 2005 best book honors from the American Society of Public Administration and the American Political Science Association. Cops, Teachers, Counselors was recently identified as one of the top twenty most influential publications in Law & Society since 1990.

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